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Father’s Day video celebrations to be held on Sefton Council’s social media

Sefton residents are being invited to join celebrations of Father’s Day on Sunday 21 June.

Two local clergy, Simon Renison and Nathan Thorpe will each be taking to Twitter and Facebook to celebrate Father’s Day and also to remember those dads who have passed away as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

At 4pm from Southport Crematorium  and at 5pm from Thornton Garden of Rest , they will introduce themselves and explain the role of the videos before giving their reading of a poem or a psalm.

Cllr John Fairclough, Sefton Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Locality Services said:“The Government’s Coronavirus guidelines have meant that families have been unable to come together to commemorate loved ones who have died while others will be unable to celebrate Father’s Day together this weekend.

“These virtual events have been devised as a way of sharing a message of hope, care and respect through which families across our Borough can come together on Sunday.”

People can find the messages on Sefton Council’s Facebook page.

Cllr John Fairclough added: “I hope these simple messages will provide comfort and consolation to Sefton residents who have lost loved ones before or during the pandemic.”