A funeral firm in Southport has had a huge response since it created a special postbox outside the premises where people can post their ‘Letters To Heaven’.
The white postbox is situated outside Southport Funeral Care, an independent family funeral directors based at 25-27 Shakespeare Street in Southport.
The postbox is a dedicated place where people can post letters to their loved ones.
It can be a letter of love, a birthday, a Christmas, an anniversary, or any message.
There is no stamp needed, while the postbox is looked after by the team at Southport Funeral Care.
A post about the new service which was posted in the Stand Up For Southport Facebook group on Saturday has been shared 170 times and has been viewed by nearly 60,000 people, with lots of heartwarming comments.
Southport Funeral Care owner Ed Mawdsley said: “We are pleased to say our Letters To Heaven postbox is proving very popular in the community.
“Anybody can use it. If it brings some comfort to children or family members sending messages for birthdays, anniversaries or any other occasion.”
Over 100 people have left their comments underneath the post.
One person wrote: “Our little girl has so many letters for her brother, she is going to be so happy she can send them! Such a lovely thing to do.”
One member wrote: “Fantastic idea, I lost both my parents in the last five years and it has been very difficult not just for me but also explaining it to my seven year old daughter, she will definitely be writing a letter in the near future.”
Another said: “Such a lovely thing to do and this is why I picked you to care for my Mum. You were nothing but empathetic and compassionate and I’d recommend you to everyone, I’ll never forget your support.”
Another said: “Fantastic selfless idea how lovely of you, but I’m not surprised after the care and compassion you showed our family on several sad occasions, thank you so much.”