It is becoming increasingly evident that being involved in the ‘local community’ is very important. As a caring Funeral Group, our priority is obviously to the bereaved. Our aim is to become more involved in working alongside all areas of our community.
Local charities are very high on our agenda and we encourage each of our branches to be actively involved in those causes which affect their immediate community.
Our local hospices and churches, local clubs and associations are just a few of the many causes who have benefited from our fundraising efforts.
We are now official sponsors for Colchester, Ipswich and Sudbury Indoor Bowls Clubs and have forged strong links with Colchester United Football Club.
In Braintree, Janet's Samaritan's Purse Shoebox Appeal was an overwhelming success again and contributions for this year's collection would be most welcome.
On a similar theme, as a joint project with Ipswich Wolsey Rotary Club, we are providing Aquaboxes with essential emergency items for disasters around the world.
This past year we have uniquely sponsored Colchester Athletic under 12s football team. We also work very closely with the Gilberd School in Colchester as well as Kesgrave and Chantry High Schools in Ipswich as part of their social studies curriculum. Children play an integral part in our community and bring a different dimension to any subject and our aim is to show them that we are approachable, friendly and caring – even if we do a “scary” job!
A collaboration project with Colchester Archaeological Trust and Colchester Borough Council, we re-buried over 120 individuals whose ancient remains had previously been stored from various sites in Colchester. Click to read.
Nearly a century has passed since Ipswich soldier, Pte. Samuel Harvey risked his life by running across open ground during the Battle of Loos to fetch grenades for his under fire comrades. Click to read more
David Hampton & Julie Johnson attended the Gilberd School, Colchester Careers Convention on 2nd October. Click for details
Our glamorous "Ladies in Hats" competed in the annual Mistley and Manningtree Regatta Tug of War…
The Mersea Island Breakfast Club was formed in November 2012 by J K May Family Funeral Service. Meetings are held at The Coast Inn every six week…
On Saturday 11th May our annual Service of Remembrance for the families of West Mersea took place in the May Garden at Blackwater House.
The annual 'Light a Candle' Service of Remembrance organised by Janet Davies was held at St Mary's Church, Bocking on Sunday 12th May.
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We have supported the 'Food Bank' week where we have been a 'drop off' point.
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in conjunction with Rotary International...
We support our local Rotary Clubs in the collection of unwanted spectacles.
The spectacles are graded and then sent to third world countries for distribution to the poorly sighted, who otherwise would have neither the opportunity nor the resources to obtain spectacles.
Please, if you have any spectacles, whatever the condition, we will be very grateful to receive them in the knowledge that someone, somewhere, will have an improved quality of life.
Our stonemasons have created and donated a slate memorial stone for the Royal British Legion memorial flower bed in Long Melford. There was a service of dedication on Remembrance Sunday which was attended by Samantha McCreanor, Community Manager for Hunnaball of Sudbury.