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West Norfolk funeral homes stage events 'to dispel myths and taboos'


By Julie Graham, Business Editor


Funeral homes in Gaywood and Hunstanton run by Central England Co-operative Funeralcare will be hosting events to mark Dying Matters Awareness Week.

The events are part of an initiative to get people talking more freely about dying during the campaign week which begins on Monday, May 13.

A coffee morning at Lynn Funeral Home, in Wootton Road, Gaywood, will take place from 10am to 2pm on Tuesday, May 14, and an open day will be held at Hunstanton Funeral Home, in Westgate, from 10am to 2pm on Wednesday, May 15.

Funeral director John Barry said: “We are pleased to be able to support Dying Matters Awareness Week in Norfolk and Suffolk and talk to local communities about bereavement, the importance of funeral planning and how families can create a truly unique tailor-made service.

“At Central England Co-operative, we are passionate about arranging a funeral that helps families honour the person they have lost in the right way.

“We are also pleased because the theme of this year is community as our Society prides itself on being an active and important part of the local area.

“Colleagues regularly take part in volunteering, organise fundraisers for local good causes and also host special Forget Me Not groups to allow people who have lost a loved one a place to come together and talk.

“We cannot wait to welcome members of the public to our events and try and dispel the myths and taboos around talking about funerals.”

The events will provide information on funeral planning, pre-paid funeral plans and any other information people wish to ask.

Flashback to 2016 when the Co-operative Funeralcare in Gaywood was officially opened by Borough Mayor and Mayoress Colin and Julie Manning, with funeral director John Barry, front centre, along with staff members and guests. (9534205)
Flashback to 2016 when the Co-operative Funeralcare in Gaywood was officially opened by Borough Mayor and Mayoress Colin and Julie Manning, with funeral director John Barry, front centre, along with staff members and guests. (9534205)

Central England Co-operative Funeralcare offers a 24-hour service, seven days a week. In addition to arranging funerals, the teams are also able to offer advice on floral tributes, monumental masonry, funeral stationery, pre-paid funeral plans and probate advice.

More details can be found online at www.centralengland.coop/funeralcare



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