Burton funeral home colleagues look to make Easter ‘eggs-tra’ special for elderly residents as they take on town walking tour to hand out gifts

Three colleagues from a Burton Funeral Home will be handing out Easter eggs and daffodils to elderly residents as they don their walking boots for an eight mile trek across the town.

The trio from Wellings Funeral Home, part of Central England Co-operative Funeralcare, will set off from their Derby Street base on Saturday, 13 April, before walking to 13 nursing and residential homes across Burton, Winshill and Stapenhill.

Funeral Director Rachel Walsh and Funeral Administrators Jayne Burton and Paula Perkins came up with the idea of doing something a bit special to spread some Easter joy, as well as giving a treat and perhaps some company to those who may be on their own.

Rachel said: “I used to work in a nursing home and I know they are always keen to celebrate events like Easter where residents can relate to the time of the year and can share memories so I was keen to see what we could do to spread some Easter joy.

“At Wellings we are proud to be part of the community in Burton and are always looking at ways we can get out and about in the local area and talk to people, as well as to try and give something back.

“We hope by doing this walk we can put a smile on the faces of some of our elderly residents with an Easter egg and some daffodils, as well as spend some time with them and brightening their day.”

The team at Wellings are trying to collect plenty of Easter eggs before they set off to ensure they can reach as many residents as possible. If you would like to donate an Easter egg they can be dropped off at Wellings Funeral Home, Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5pm or Saturday 9am – 12pm.


Notes to editors

About Central England Co-operative

Central England Co-operative is one of the largest independent retail co-operative societies in the UK. 

It is a modern, forward-looking organisation employing over 8,000 staff, with the Society’s principal areas of activity being food, funeral services, and property.

The company’s funeral business consists of over 120 funeral homes across 16 counties, nine florists, masonry production and administration, Bretby Crematorium and Terry Smiths coffin factory.

Central England Co-operative has more than 430 trading outlets across 16 counties including; West Midlands, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. 

The Society has an ambitious food store and funeral home development programme for 2019.

Central England Co-operative is proud of its reputation for ethical business practices and corporate responsibility.  It is a member of Business in the Community, the membership organisation that stands for responsible business, and has also won many business awards for excellence.  The Society supports a number of charities including Dementia UK and invests a percentage of its trading profit into local communities.

Becoming a member of Central England Co-operative offers a whole host of benefits ranging from collecting points every time you spend in store to earn a share of the profits, access to members activities and community initiatives including the Community Dividend Fund, which hands out grants of up to £5,000 to charities and good causes across the Society’s trading estate.

Find out how to become a Central England Co-operative member by calling 0800 0501 601, emailing members@centralengland.coop or visiting https://www.members.coop

For more information visit www.centralengland.coop, follow Central England Co-operative on Twitter: @mycoopfood, @mycooplife and on Facebook: facebook.com/centralenglandcooperative

Rob Smyth and James Brindle at Central England Co-operative on 01543 414140

Email – publicrelations@centralengland.coop