A COUNSELLING service for bereaved families has received more than £150,000 from the lottery.
The money from the Lottery's Community Fund means the future of the Huddersfield-based Kate and Daniel Trust is now secure for at least another three years.
Trustee chairman Mrs Felicity Webb, of Almondbury, said she was delighted with the £150,485 grant.
She said: "It will help us continue the work of the Kate and Daniel Trust, which offers counselling and support to people affected by the death of their child."
The charity was set up following the death of Mrs Webb's 23-year-old niece, Kate Noel, in a car accident and her son Daniel, also 23, three months later in November 1995.
Mrs Webb said: "The whole family was emotionally wiped out and setting up this counselling service was something we could focus on."
In November 1998 the Trust became a registered charity and in summer of 2000 they helped their first family. Now they have an office at Kirkwood Hospice, Dalton, and will soon have an office in Dewsbury.
She said: "There has been an absolutely massive demand for our service and we now have two part- time counsellors who also do home visits.
"And we are going to appoint a co-ordinator soon."
The service has been funded in part in the past by Kirklees Social Services, through fundraising efforts and donations from clients.