Weekly Community Roundup – 27th August 2021

Father’s Day Gifts Donated by Firmager Funeral Services

Following the delivery of daffodil posies for Mother’s Day Firmager Funeral Service, New Romney decided to delivered boxes of biscuits to the local care homes for Father’s Day. 

Helen Carr the Senior Funeral Arranger and Administrator at Firmager said “it was the first time for a long time we could have any real contact with the local care home because of the pandemic, it was nice to say hello”.

Helen alongside Funeral Director Ashley Brocklebank donated five boxes of various biscuits to Fairways Residential Home, Sandbanks Care Home, Madeira Lodge, Lindau Nursing Home, The Old Rectory Dymchurch, and Creedy House.

All the care homes were extremely happy to see Helen and Ashley again and we’re very grateful for the biscuits!

Gifts Donated to Pilgrims Hospice by Doves Funeral Directors, Ashford

Doves Funeral Directors, Ashford donated two boxes of biscuits along with a notecard to the Pilgrims Hospice.

Pilgrims Hospice is particularly special to Hayley Boyle the Funeral Arranger and Administrator at Doves, because of all they do for those needing end-of-life care and have her deepest respect. Hayley’s friend of more than forty years also works for the Pilgrims Hospice.

Hayley planned her donation around the time of Father’s Day, as she knew more visitors would be expected at this time.  She said she hoped this timing would mean “the gift would be appreciated for all”.

Wendy Kelk the Hospice Services Manager emailed her thanks “On behalf of the hospice may I pass my thanks onto you and all at Doves for our thoughtful gift of biscuits and chocolates”.

Hayley and her team are keen to donate again soon!

William H Painter donates to Hamper for Heroes

Victoria Fallon a Funeral Director at William H Painter nominated her colleague Fiona Hughes the Area Development Manager to receive a hamper as she had worked tirelessly through the pandemic.  She received a letterbox gift referred to as a ‘love package’ for all the work she has done in keeping her team safe in the pandemic. 

Hamper for Heroes was set up at the beginning of COVID-19 and sends care packages for people to show their love and gratitude to healthcare workers, carers, teachers, and other frontline and key workers.

William H Painter has continued their relationship with Hamper for Heroes by donating a hamper themselves. The hamper was given to an unpaid carer in Carer’s Week in 2021 as a thank you and contained pamper products and a box of cupcakes. Victoria delivered the hamper herself as she wanted to show them their hard work hadn’t gone unnoticed.

Victoria has said it was there way of “passing the kindness forward”.

The Funeral Directors plan to continue their relationship with this initiative and are planning to donate again in the future.

To find out more information about Hamper for Heroes visit: https://hampersforheroes.net/

Donate today at: https://hampersforheroes.net/donate/

Gillman Funeral Service Provides Refreshments for St Paul’s

Tasha Burridge a Funeral Arranger and Administrator at Gillman Funeral Service, Battersea arranged refreshments for St Paul’s Cancer Support.
Tasha says this initiative was special to her as St Paul’s has helped her on a personal level with friends and family using their services.  She recognises the amazing work they do and how they help the local community.
 She has continued to work with St Paul’s and says, “to come to us to help with any future donations they need”.
After Tasha and the team at Gillman Funeral Services donated the refreshments, the reaction from St Paul’s Cancer Support was amazing.
The Fundraising Manager at St Paul’s Cancer Support said: “I just want to say a big thank you to all at Gillman Funeral Service for the wonderful refreshments provided for our Volunteer Thank You Evening”
Gillman Funeral Service is continuing to work with the charity, proving refreshments for their charity walk on the 9th of October called Step Out.
If you would like to participate in Step Out find more information here: https://pauls.org.uk/challenge-events/step-out
Donate today at: https://pauls.org.uk/donate

James Dykes celebrate Afternoon Tea Week

Afternoon Tea Week was last week, and James Dykes decided to give back to the local community.  By reaching out to both Gilfoot Tenants and Residents Association and Darvel Parish Church which nominated four families for a special treat.
All the families were extremely grateful and surprised to be nominated!