VALE Royal Crematorium is helping residents celebrate Father’s Day by streaming a special tribute service through its YouTube channel.

The service will be broadcast on Sunday, June 20 and people are not only being invited to watch it, but are also being given a chance to contribute.

Dave Haslam, site manager at Vale Royal Crematorium, said: "Having broadcast aspecial service for Mother’s Day earlier this year, it was only right that we did something for Father’s Day, too.

“Some restrictions still remain in place, so we felt that holding a national event would allow families to remember fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers and father figures wherever they may be in England, Scotland and Wales.

“People will be able to view the service on Sunday, June 20 at 11am, which will be broadcast from Vale Royal Crematorium in Cheshire and include readings and music.

“We would really like local communities to get involved too and so we are inviting families to send us three words which remind them of their fathers.

“We are going to compile all the submissions into a word cloud which will be revealed at the end of the Father’s Day broadcast.

“Like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day can be a poignant time for those who have lost loved ones.

“We are streaming this service, to bring some comfort to people and to enable them to feel that they are remembering their lost loved ones in a special way despite the lockdown restrictions."

The service can be found by visiting the news section at

It will also be available to view afterwards on the Westerleigh Group’s YouTube channel.

Anyone who wants to contribute three words for inclusion in the cloud at the end of the broadcast should submit them to by Wednesday, June 16.