Mental Health Awareness Week Windows
Henry Ison and Sons Funeral Directors in Allesley Old Road, Daventry Road and Kenilworth transformed their windows for Mental Health Awareness Week 10-16 May 2021.
This year’s theme was ‘Connecting with Nature’. Mental Health UK teamed up with award-winning artist Paul Cummins MBE on a campaign to spring into action with a unique illustration of a tulip and during the week, our teams encouraged their communities to stop by to collect their own tulip poster, colour it in blue and stick it in their window as a symbol of mental health awareness.
Willington Quay Bowls club
Business Principal Daren Persson alongside Operations Manager Carl Tate and Senior Funeral Director Bill Bremner are pictured here with members of the Willington Quay Bowls club.
Daren Persson Funeral Services has sponsored the club for the last seven years and are proudly pictured with a new banner.
In recent years Daren Persson Funeral Services has also paid for new team jackets and is committed to supporting the club in the future.
Gillman Funeral Service in Tooting and Mitcham created these vibrant and colourful window to celebrate Pride month this June.
Cash for Kids
The team at Wm. Dodgson & Son Funeral Services made some delicious homemade cakes to help raise money for Cash for Kids which, combined with a team zoom quiz raised an impressive £160.00!
Cash for Kids supports children and young people affected by poverty, abuse, neglect, life-limiting illness, and those who have additional needs.
Father’s Day Window
An impressive Father’s Day window at Steven Mears Funeral Directors in Lewisham to honour fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, and father figures on their special day.
Father’s Day Window
An impressive Father’s Day window at John Nodes Funeral Service in Harlesden to honour fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, and father figures on their special day.
Hearing Aid Recycling Donation
As part of ‘Sustainable Henfield’ the local community and businesses are collecting/recycling a variety of items with the monies raised going back into the village including Henfield Haven which is a day centre which runs activities, drop-in groups and help and advice for all Henfield residents and surrounding villages close to Henfield.
Funeral Arranger Lisa Kemp has been busy collecting empty crisp packets and old hearing aids, batteries as well as other items such as empty ink cartridges, stamps, bottle tops etc. which will be delivered to the other local shops on the high street who are advertising as drop- off points for these items.
So far 109kg of crisp packets, 32 hearing aids and batteries have been sent off.
Father’s Day window
An impressive Father’s Day window at Doves Funeral Directors in Bromley to honour father’s, stepfathers, grandfathers, and father figures on their special day.
Armed Forces Day Window Display
An impressive window display to honour Armed Forces Day, Saturday 26th June 2021.
Armed Forces Day is an opportunity for the team to show their support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community
The two gentlemen featured in the window are local men whom the team at Elizabeth Way & Co had the honour of conducting funerals for. Their families very kindly provided the team with their stories in the Army and Royal Air Force.
Garden Safari Raffle
When Funeral Arranger Administrator Julie Brown was approached by Reverend Renos Pittarides from St Martins church East Horsley and asked if she would be happy to arrange the donations for the Gardens Safari Raffle, she was only too delighted to offer her assistance.
Julie asked all the local businesses to donate for the raffle prizes and managed to collect 21 donations! Including a Robin Sculpture donated on behalf of James and Thomas Funeral Directors.
Julie attended the Garden Safari at St Martins Church East Horsley on Sunday 13th June. and set up two tables to display the prizes and sell raffle tickets which raised £260.00.
All proceeds from the day went to the church.
Ace Collection for Animal Charity
Funeral Arranger Lorna Foster has made a donation of ink cartridges for Animal Care in Egypt (ACE) through Recycling for Charity.
Recycling empty inkjet cartridges helps to protect the environment as well as raises money for worthy causes.
Animal Care in Egypt (ACE) is a charity dedicated to helping stop the suffering of thousands of animals in the poorest communities of Luxor by providing free veterinary care and education.
For more information on the charity visit their website https://www.ace-egypt.org.uk/
Free Food Project
Funeral Arranger Barbara Wilson from John Gray & Co Funeral Directors in Holywood has established a ‘free food’ project for the community.
Barbara approached the minister of High St Presbyterian Church and suggested the idea of a free food table and after speaking with the church council they thought it was a great idea. After several meetings it was decided it would be best serving the community on a weekly basis.
John Gary in Holywood already have an ongoing food donation point which will mostly fill the need, but Barbara has also reached out to local businesses such as bakeries and they are very willing to support the project.
Food is available every Tuesday between 10am and 1pm.
High Street Presbyterian Church
Hampers Help Schools
Funeral Arranger Jacqui Williams has donated arts and crafts hampers to be raffled off by two local schools.
St Pauls CofE Primary School in Hereford is raising money for a school in Uganda and Holmer CofE Academy are having a summer raffle
Jacqui has a third and final hamper to make for Lord Scudamore Academy who are doing a ‘spin the number’ raffle to raise funds for the school.
Supporting Local Women’s Refuge
Together with the Keighley Rotary Club, Melia Powell Funeral Services are supporting The Keighley Women’s Refuge by collecting toiletry bag items for the women going into their care. If you’d like to help, donations of the following new, and wrapped items will be gratefully received:
- Shower Gel
- -Sanitary items
- Hand cream
- Facial Wipes
Donations can be dropped off at the Cavendish Street branch Mon-Fri between 10am-2pm, or at the Sandbeds branch Mon-Fri between 8.30am-4.30pm.
Father’s Day Window:
An impressive Father’s Day window at MM Broad & Son to honour father’s, stepfathers, grandfathers, and father figures on their special day.
Father’s Day Treats for Care Home Residents
The male residents at St Marks Nursing Home in Maidenhead were each gifted a 5 in 1 Old Spice travel toiletry gift set in honour of Father’s Day on Sunday 20th June.
Father’s Day Treats for Care Home Residents
The male residents at Queen Elizabeth Park Care Home in Guildford were each gifted a 5 in 1 Old Spice travel toiletry gift set in honour of Father’s Day on Sunday 20th June.