Community spirited funeral teams tackle pensioner’s garden

Staff from two funeral homes joined forces to tidy a pensioner’s front garden, bringing light back into his living room and restoring the use of his front path.

Funeral Director Mark Carr from Maunders Funeral Service in Paignton and Funeral Service Operatives Craig Parker and Rob Voisey from Torbay & District Funeral Service in Torquay spent the day cutting back overgrown hedges and plants.

The community clean-up team wanted to ensure the elderly gentleman, who lives on the same street as Maunders Funeral Service, could have a clear path to access his home as well as bringing the natural daylight back into his front room.

Following the initial clean up, the team will also maintain the resident’s outdoor space to keep it tidy.

Mark said: “It’s easy to forget that, as people get older, little things such as garden maintenance can become more and more difficult. The gentleman was over the moon with how his front garden now looks and we all feel a sense of pride to have been able to help him.

“I have wanted to try to clean up our street for a while now and since completing our first project I am already looking forward to moving onto our next. I am hoping to get other residents and businesses on the street to donate their time and get involved with our community clean-up.”