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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 bene ted from our fundraising efforts.
We are now offcial 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!
We are always keen to provide support to worthy causes
In 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. Fr Richard Tillbrook of St Barnabas Church led a dignified service of re-burial at Colchester Cemetery where the remains were finally laid to rest.
Saul and Fr Richard Tillbrook with Penny Stynes and Susi Long from Colchester Cemetery A final blessing.
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.
The Hunnaball Family Funeral Group are honoured to have worked closely with Park View Care Home and Sprites Primary School and have renovated the existing headstone and added a small tablet together with a QR code which will enable the interested public to find out more about Pte. Samuel Harvey’s time during the war.
David Hampton & Julie Johnson attended the Gilberd School, Colchester Careers Convention on 2nd October.
The evening was extremely well attended by students and parents who spent time discussing career options with many educational professionals and businesses who were there to give support and advice.
Unwanted Spectacles Appeal, 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.