On behalf of our residents, Congleton Town Council offers deepest sympathies to the Royal Family on the passing of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. Flags at Congleton Town Hall have been lowered to half mast and the Town Mayor, Councillor Sally Ann Holland has written to the Queen on behalf of the town.
Cheshire East Council has set up an online book of condolence in memory of HRH, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. Messages will be published within 24 hours of submission. You can submit your message of condolence here.
Alternatively you can leave messages on the Royal Book of Condolence
If you are not able to leave an electronic tribute, the Congleton Information Centre will accept paper messages, which will be added to the Cheshire East online book of condolence. Please post messages through the Congleton Information Centre letter box (from Monday).
The Palace has suggested that if people wish, donations to a charity of their choice is better than flowers. You may wish to consider donating to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Living Legacy Fund which aims to give an additional one million young people the opportunity to do their Duke of Edinburgh Awards from all circumstances and backgrounds. It will provide targeted help to young people who need specialist support to do their DofE, whether they’re facing financial hardship, – a young person in a young offender institution or prison, or have special educational needs or disabilities.
If you are not able to donate online, the Congleton Information Centre will collate donations (from Monday) for this charity in memory of its founder HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.
The Queen and Prince Philip visited Congleton in 1972 as part of the town’s 700 Charter Year celebrations.