PRESS RELEASE: Fulwell Funeralcare Hold First Coffee Morning

in aid of the British Red Cross

Co-op Funeralcare in Fulwell held its first coffee morning, all in aid of the British Red Cross and their campaign to tackle loneliness throughout the UK.

Local leaders and members of the community were invited along, as well as others who have been supported by Co-op Funeralcare. All of this was aimed at helping people to feel more connected with the community, and establish the Fulwell branch as a place to find a friendly ear.

Manager of Co-op Funeralcare in Fulwell, Karen Crake, said: “We were keen to promote our new funeral homes within the community as places that people would be able to find support and feel more connected to their local community.

“We’ve had coffee mornings at other funeral homes before, and they’ve always been just as successful. We’re very passionate about our campaign to tackle loneliness and hope there will be many more events like this one in future.”

Emma Spragg, Operations Director, London, British Red Cross said: “Loneliness is an increasingly complex issue that impacts upon people's wellbeing and health, affecting millions of people in our society. 

“We are very grateful to the Co-op Funeralcare for their efforts in providing this event to bring communities together and help people feel less isolated.”Fulwell coffee morning

Photographed: Ladies from the local community including Mrs Mill, Fulwell’s first ever client (front row, red coat), as well as (left to right back row) Pauline Byrne, Sharon Ord and Craig Laughton of Co-operative Funeralcare. Elaine Frost and Karen Crake (left to right) of Co-op Funeralcare are on the end of the front row.

For further information contact

Emily Penkett

PR Manager

Lauren Pogson

Senior PR Manager

Catherine Turner

Head of PR

Nearby Funeral Director - The Co-operative Funeralcare, Fulwell


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