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Calling for the end of child burial charges

Every year around 10,000 parents have to face the unimaginable grief of losing a child.

Nobody expects to bury their own child and when struggling to cope with the worst possible experience they will ever have to face, bereaved parents have the added worry of finding funds for a funeral they never expected to be planning.

No parent who has gone through the heartbreaking experience of losing a child should be left struggling to cover the cost of a funeral.

That is why I have joined with a cross-party groups of MPs to call for the creation of a nationwide Children’s Funeral Fund to ensure that no more parents face the added uncertainty of debt, when they are already struggling to cope with the cruelest fate life has dealt them.