Troubled charity given web lifeline

Bharat Kika, left, and Lee Easeman, from WebAntThat.com website developers, who, free of charge, have designed the new website for the Me 2 You bereavement and loss charity based at Market Street, Hindley, with their founder and manager Kelly Willison
Bharat Kika, left, and Lee Easeman, from WebAntThat.com website developers, who, free of charge, have designed the new website for the Me 2 You bereavement and loss charity based at Market Street, Hindley, with their founder and manager Kelly Willison

A STRUGGLING Wigan charity has been given a helping hand by a local company.

Me 2 You Bereavement, which offers emotional support via therapeutic and creative activities to children and young people following the death of loved ones, has been given a new website free of charge thanks to Wigan based web development firm, Webandthat.com.

The Hindley-based charity, which is facing possible closure in the New Year after losing out on vital lottery funding, were contacted by Webandthat.com and snapped them up on the offer.

Bharat Kika and Lee Easeman have since been hard at work setting things up.

Kelly Willison from Me 2 You said: “The support offered by Webandthat.com is a lovely gesture and everybody here would like to thank them for their work and the new website looks brilliant.”

A spokesman for Webandthat.com said: “We wanted to find a local charity with a website that could do with a ‘make-over’.

“We first looked at the charities based in and around Wigan and when we saw the Me 2 You charity, we could see they were always active online.

“Me 2 You are always trying to use the Internet to its full potential, making new connections and getting their message across to people.

“When we looked at what the Me 2 You charity did we thought it was great idea.

“Looking after and helping the people left behind in these situations really made sense to us, but it was something we hadn’t really seen before.

“We saw this charity actively looking to address this problem and couldn’t wait to contact them.”

The Me 2 You charity, co-founded in 2009 by Kelly Willison, is certainly not short of vocal support or business.

It has seen great demand for it services from other agencies, which ironically is part of the problem in relation to their funding loss.

To view the new website and for more information visit www.me2youbereavement.org.uk