Weekly Community Roundup – 13th March 2020

Spring has sprung for Pinks Funeral Directors

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Spring has sprung at Pinks Funeral Directors with the assembly of their beautiful March window display.

The dual themed display celebrated the work of Marie Curie and their Great Daffodil Appeal, Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign. Every March, millions of people across the UK support this fundraising event by giving a small donation to wear a daffodil pin.

The second part to the display was in honour of Mother’s Day also celebrated in March and ‘In loving memory of mums’

Spring has sprung for Aaron Black Funeral Directors

Marie Curie

Spring has sprung at Aaron Black Funeral Directors with the assembly of their beautiful March window display.

The display celebrated the work of Marie Curie and their Great Daffodil Appeal, Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign. Every March, millions of people across the UK support this fundraising event by giving a small donation to wear a daffodil pin.

Spring has sprung for Steven Mears Funeral Directors in Lewisham

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Spring has sprung at Seven Mears in Lewisham with the assembly of their beautiful Mother’s Day window display. Fresh flowers and pink hues gave way to the theme of their window display for March which was in honour of Mother’s and remembering a special person on Mother’s Day.

Supporting local services

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Payne & Sons Funeral Directors in Eastbourne are proud to support their local branch of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

The RNLI is the largest charity that saves lives at sea around the coasts of the United Kingdom through lifeboat search and rescue, lifeguards, water safety education and flood rescue.

The work of the RNLI is vital and in Eastbourne being a coastal town, Payne & Sons recognises this and regularly show their support by donating their window space.

Spring has sprung for Douglas Mercer & Son Funeral Directors

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Spring has sprung at Douglas Mercer and Son Funeral Directors with their beautiful Mother’s Day window. Beautiful red roses were the main focal point of the display which was in honour of Mother’s and remembering a special person on Mother’s Day. In addition to the display Funeral Director Trevor Boorman arranged to supply 25 bunches of daffodils to the local Citadel handing them out during their Sunday service.

Singing Café hits all the right notes

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In February 2020 Funeral Director Tina Morris attended one of the three ‘Singing Cafes’ held at St Luke’s church, helping set up for the arrival of the participants as well as baking several dozen cakes the night before.

Tina said: ‘The singing cafe was set up by a lady who had lost her husband and was at a loss on how to fill her time, as she felt very isolated at home after his death.’

The café’s started at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Heswall and has now expanded to several different venues each week, sometimes doing two performances a day.

The singing café is held at St Luke’s Church in Hoylake on the second and fourth Thursday of the month however, in February they hosted a third singing café, for the benefit of the Church members of St Mary’s Church in Upton.

There is a mixture of tunes sung during the two hours, something from everyone, from Elvis to ABBA, musicals and films.

Cake, Glorious Cake

On 23rd February, St Hildeburgh’s church hosted a cake sale after Sunday service in aid of the charities they support including, The Charles Thompson Mission and the RNLI.

Funeral Director and star baker Tina Morris once again provided homemade cakes for the event even enlisting the help of her children and grandchildren who helped to make and decorate the cakes as well as buying cakes donated by others to raise funds.

Tina said:’ it is a must to participate in these events, says she with a smile on her face. I mean who doesn’t like cake? ‘I will also be assisting at the singing café on 19th March so more baking in store for me.

Donations needed for Tameside East Foodbank

Elizabeth Way & Company in Mossley are now a donation drop-off point for Tameside East Foodbank.

Items in short supply include:

Tinned meat and fish

Dried milk

Tinned fruit

Coffee

Instant mash

If you would like to donate please visit our branch at 18 Stamford Street, Mossley

Fundraising Car Wash

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Bring your car down to E Sargeant & Son, 40 Church Street, Slough, SL1 1PJ on Saturday 28th March for their fundraising car wash between 9am and 4pm.

100% of the money raised is being donated to Thames Hospice.

Can you guess the name?

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David, Kay and Fiona from Okehampton & District Funeral Service are inviting the community to ‘Guess the name of the Llama’. For 50p a guess you may be the lucky person who gets to give the llama a new home.

The winning name will be announced at our coffee morning which is being held at the Charter Hall, Okehampton on Saturday 28th March 10.00 am – 12.00pm.

All proceeds will be donated to Exeter Hospiscare.

Spring has sprung for John Nodes Funeral Service in Harlesden

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John Nodes Funeral Service in Harlesden are proud to support the Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal and created this window display.

The Great Daffodil Appeal is Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign. Every March, millions of people across the UK support this fundraising event by giving a small donation to wear a daffodil pin.

Spring has sprung for Robert Nuttall Funeral Service in Oldham

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Robert Nuttall Funeral Service in Oldham are proud to support the Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal and created this window display.

The Great Daffodil Appeal is Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign. Every March, millions of people across the UK support this fundraising event by giving a small donation to wear a daffodil pin.

 

 National Heart Month

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Our teams across the United Kingdom created these wonderful window displays in honour of Valentine’s Day and National Heart Month which is also observed throughout the month of February.

National Heart Month is the British Heart Foundations annual campaign to increase awareness of heart and circulatory disease. Those windows with a Valentine’s theme focused on life, love and memories.

It’s so nice to see fresh flowers and bright colours adorning the windows with displays that raise awareness of issues that affect our communities.

Well done teams.