Memorial company goes bust

She scrimped and saved for three years to give her mother's grave the headstone it deserved. But grief has turned to anger for a woman in Kent after the company she paid the money to went bust.

Viewers offer to help daughter after headstone firm goes bust

A cemetery in Kent
Margaret Dorrity's graveside has no headstone after memorial firm went bust

Several people have come forward to help a woman who lost all the money she had saved up to buy a headstone for her mother's grave - when the firm she had paid for the tribute collapsed.

Margaret Wallace, from Shepherdswell, near Dover, paid more than a thousand pounds to Simply Memorials, who then went bust. Meridian viewers have offered money and assistance since seeing her story on Meridian Tonight.

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Families grieve as memorial company goes bust

She scrimped and saved for three years to give her mother's grave the headstone it deserved. But grief has turned to anger for a woman in Kent after the company she paid the money to went bust.

And Margaret Wallace is not alone - dozens of other people around the country have lost thousands of pounds after the collapse of Simply Memorials. She lost more than a thousand pounds. From Dover, David Johns reports.