Weekly Community Roundup- 15th April

Easter egg collection

The team at John G Hogg Funeral Directors are collecting Easter eggs for Hope 4 All who support many local families and children.

Easter window display

The team at Roy Quinton in Walsall are collecting Easter eggs for Acorns Children’s Hospice. Call or visit the branch for more information.


Kavanagh and Coates are fundraising for Meningitis Research. Even the smallest of donations could make the mightiest of differences.


The Easter bunny has made a surprise visit to the windows at Robert Nuttall in Oldham. A visual treat for the local community which is sure to make people smile.

Belated Christmas Celebration

Representatives from Hemming & Peace Funeral Services were recently invited to the Guild Hall by the Court Leet where they were presented with a certificate for joining the first Henley in Arden Advent Window Scheme.

Residents and businesses alike were allocated a number and revealed their Christmas window on the corresponding date in December.

Funeral Arranger Jayne Humphries said: “Whilst we were thanked for participating, we in turn are thrilled that organisations like the Court Leet work with the community to make these events special.”

Donation to Friendship Group

Katrina from Slaithwaite Funeral Services helped to deliver afternoon tea boxes to the homes of members of a local friendship group.

The boxes were provided by local café Ruddis Retreat to members of Good Companions.

The group holds weekly meetings for people aged 60 and over in the village.

Standing with Ukraine

Another excellent window display at Hayes, this time in solidarity with the people of Ukraine.

Easter window

The team at Elizabeth Way in Mosley worked with Millbrook Primary School and Arlies Primary school, two of six local schools they work with for their annual Easter colouring competition.

Prizes were awarded for 1st 2nd and 3rd for both schools, and everyone received a certificate and a small gift for taking part.

Spring Scene

Spring has sprung at Raymond Massey Funeral Directors. They have used the space wisely to create an engaging spring scene to greet families in the funeral home.

Supporting Ukraine’s Children

Funeral Director Pauline Lawrence is collecting donations for baby formula milk to give to families who have been forced to flee due to the conflict in Ukraine.

Easter tree

Lambs, carrots, and daffodils –a perfect combination for this Spring themed window display at GW Turners. The team gave a unique twists on the typical Easter display by creating an Easter tree.

Supporting the people of Ukraine

A van filled to the brim with donations was taken to The Polski Centre in Liverpool to support the war-torn people of the Ukraine and the refugees who have fled the devastation as well as those who have stayed behind to defend their country.

Walking for the British Heart Foundation

Funeral Arranger Emma Welch walked her way through weekends in February for the British Heart Foundation raising £105.

Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal

The Marie Curie window display for Marie Curie’s annual fundraising appeal raised £49.03.

National Day of Reflection

William H Painter created a window display to mark the two-year anniversary of the first lockdown in the UK. A fitting tribute on such a poignant anniversary.

Easter window display

The sun was shining on this glorious Easter themed window display. Another beautiful window display from the team at MM Broad which is sure to delight passers-by of all ages.

Spring Scene

Another beautiful window display from the team at JH Way in Teignmouth which is sure to delight passers-by of all ages.

Easter window display

This ‘cracking’ Easter themed window is another top-quality display from the team at Doves in Bromley which is sure to delight passers-by of all ages.

Easter window display

The Easter window for Torbay & District is so realistic you could be mistaken for thinking the bunnies had escaped from the local farm! Another top-quality display from the team at Torbay & District which is sure to delight passers-by of all ages.

Chocs away for local hospice

Thank you to everyone who donated to our Easter egg collection for Claire House Children’s Hospice.

At the car wash

Well done to Kavanagh & Coates, Heywood for hosting a charity car wash and raising  an incredible £216.50 for the Meningitis Research Foundation.  

Heywood’s Roads were full of sparkle as the vehicles they hold glistened in the spring sun.

Many thanks and well done to Team Kavanagh & Coates – Heywood.

Mother’s Day blooms

The team at W Storey Funeral Service donated 150 tulips to a local school for the smaller children to give to the special lady in their lives when they attend their Mother’s Day Assemblies.

World Book Day

We are pleased to share the winning pictures from W Storey Funeral Service’s first World Book Day drawing competition with Belmont Primary School.

One winner from each year group was chosen who received a certificate and a book as shown in the pictures.

Funeral Arranger Francesca Capaldi said: “It was very hard to judge as all the pictures were excellent so, as an added extra, we have distributed a “well done” certificate to all the children who took part!”

Easter window display

It looks as if the Easter bunny was hard at work visiting WH Putnam in Harrow and Edgeware. Their window displays were sure to delight passers-by of all ages.

Easter eggs donation

A delivery of Easter Eggs was made to The Caldecott Foundation and Ferndearle Children’s home.

Thank you to everyone who donated.

Mother’s Day Display

A beautiful floral inspired Mother’s Day display from the team at Blackheath.

National Day of Reflection

Our teams across Doves Funeral Directors in Swanley, Bromley, and Orpington wore or displayed yellow for the Marie Curie National Day of Reflection to mark the two year anniversary since the first UK lockdown in April 2022.

–             Rachel from Doves Bromley

–             Carol Wright from Blackheath Funeral Service

–             Karen from Doves Swanley

–             Nick Dear, our FD Orpington (serves Doves Bromley, Orpington and Swanley)- put on all separately

Giving back to the local community this Easter

W Storey Funeral Service delivered daffodils and hot cross buns to their local churches, as a way to say thank you for all their consistent hard work.

10 Years of Service

Huge congratulations to Funeral Director Katie Freeman who celebrates 10 years of service at Roy Quinton Funeral Directors this month.

She said: “I can’t believe how quick the time has gone, starting at Roy Quinton’s as a teenage Funeral Arranger with no experience to becoming an experienced Funeral Director, now celebrating my tenth year at Funeral Partners! Over the years, I have met some wonderful families, I feel so lucky to of formed friendships with many professionals including Ministers, Celebrants and bereavements service staff. It’s also a privilege to work with some lovely people.”

Hound Basics Food Bank

B Matthews Funeral Directors, Woolston are a collection point for the Hound Basics Food Bank.
If you are able to donate any dried or tinned goods or toiletries, they will all be very welcome.

Paul’s Cancer Support Gala Dinner

Funeral Partners brands Gillman Funeral Service and Mears & Cotterill Funeral Directors have proudly sponsored Paul’s Cancer Support first annual Gala Dinner.

Join them for a fun evening of dinner, entertainment, and dancing in support of Paul’s Cancer Support.

You can buy a individual ticket or a table here –  https://bit.ly/3KIr55r

National Day of Reflection

Diamond & Son Funeral Directors celebrated Marie Curie’s National Day of Reflection by leaving 10 bunches of daffodils around Lymington.

Diamond & Son donated £100.00 to Marie Curie, each bunch representing £ 10.00

Find out more mariecurie.org.uk/dayofreflection

Easter Raffle

Diamond & Son Funeral Directors sold raffle tickets to raise money for Child Bereavement UK.

Child Bereavement UK supports families and teaches professionals when a baby or child of any age passes away, or when a child is facing bereavement.

The lucky winner was announced on the 14th of April and won a beautiful Easter Hamper.

Pass on Preloved Items

Melia Powell Funeral Service are supporting Pass on Preloved Items (POPI) Baby Bank Registered Charity No. 1183129. They’re collecting new/nearly new vests or sleepsuits (12-18 months) to pass on to local families in need. If you’d like to help – donations can be left with us at the Cavendish Street branch Monday-Friday, 12-2pm.