Coychurch Crematorium has donated £15,000 to Bridgend Samaritans after they were nominated as its chosen charity.

The charity was chosen by the Coychurch Crematorium Joint Committee, which includes councillors from Bridgend County Borough Council, in recognition of their enormous support to children and adults through difficult times.

A spokesperson for Bridgend Samaritans said: “We are delighted with this very generous donation from Coychurch Crematorium. This will have a major impact and reassurance for our branch.”

Set up in 1972, Bridgend Samaritans is one of 10 local branches across Wales which work hard to support their communities and conduct crucial outreach work in prisons, schools, hospitals, at festivals and events and with partners to support the most vulnerable people.

The Leader, Cllr Huw David, said: “This generous donation from Coychurch Crematorium will go a long way to ensuring the future of Bridgend Samaritans.

“The Bridgend branch has been supporting our local community for over 45 years and offers a vital service to many in the area, particularly during the ongoing uncertainties of the pandemic.”

Anyone can contact Samaritans for free at any time, from any phone on 116 123, even a mobile phone without credit. If you would like emotional support in Wales, they have a Welsh Language Line which is free to call on 0808 164 0123 (open every day from 7pm-11pm). These numbers won’t show up on your phone bill. Or you can email or visit