Fanatical About Fundraising

Amazing efforts for local causes

It’s been a busy few months of fundraising for our local Funeral Homes. From cupcake stalls and picnics, to charity dog walks and 20 mile hikes!

Our amazing colleagues have been out raising money for causes close to their hearts. Here’s just a few of their stories.

Tina Roberts from our Aspley Funeral Home, along with 18 other colleagues, tackled the Nottingham Colour Fun Run. As well as having an amazing time, they managed to raise over £400 for Cruse Bereavement Care with more coming in still!

Fancy a stroll around South East London for a good cause? Our Funeral Homes in the Woolwich Care Centre did back in May, and they clocked up a remarkable 43 miles over 2 days. Their goal was to walk from their base of Woolwich to each of the 10 funeral homes in their area and then back again the next day. Despite the hot weather and plenty of blisters, all 30 colleagues that took part completed the challenge and between them have raised an inspiring £2000 for Dementia UK.

Tessa and Sue took advantage of the lovely weather back in June by organising a Cupcake Stall outside their Funeral Home in Stubbington. They made sure local businesses lent their support on the day and some donated raffle prizes to aid the great cause. Thanks to this and a fantastic turn out by the local community, Tessa and Sue were able to raise over £100 for the Alzheimer’s Society.

At our Kendal Funeral Home, Chris McGill and the rest of “Team Skye” hiked an impressive 20 miles covering the 10 peaks of the Lake District. Sore feet all round, but with a group effort of over £800 for local charity Hospice at Home they’ve got plenty to smile about.

Deborah Ward at our Peter Taylor Funeral Service had a lovely idea to combine a fun day out in the sun with friends with raising much needed funds for a local child bereavement charity: Nelson’s Journey. Along with her friends and their children they enjoyed a “Purple Picnic” next to the River Tiffey in Wymondham, played lots of games, bought sweets and cakes, and raised over £50 for the cause.

Kath at our Birtley Funeral Home took part in a very hairy challenge back in June, when she and her dog Molly joined in the largest charity dog walk in the world – The Great North Dog Walk. After completing the 3 mile walk along the coast of South Shields, Kath was delighted to be able to raise £80 for Macmillan Nurses. Well done Kath, and Molly of course!

Well done to everyone involved in these events, you are a credit to the Co-op.

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Sarah Pyatt

Press Officer

Alexandra Wilson

Press and Media Relations Manager