Central England Co-op Funeralcare opens the doors to the community in Nottingham with Jubilee-themed event

Posted by james brindle | Published: 03/06/2022

Central England Co-op (CEC) Funeralcare has offered members of the public a unique opportunity to discover more about the range of options open to them to say goodbye to and remember their loved ones – all while celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The team at the High Road Funeral Home in Chilwell, opened their doors to its local community to mark the Jubilee with refreshments and patriotic music, all while showcasing the various modes of transport on offer for funerals, the eco-friendly ways of saying goodbye and much more.

CEC’s all-electric eco hearses were in attendance, as were a bicycle hearse and all new Ecoffins to show people the greener alternatives on offer.

There was also a visit from the Motorcycle Hearse Company, CEC’s floristry team displayed some of their floral arrangements and the Society’s Bretby Crematorium showcased its Bird Box Memorials.

Tracey Smith, from the Chilwell Funeral Home, said: “We were delighted to open our doors to our fantastic local community in Chilwell and to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a lovely event.

“It’s important to hold events such as this to try and break some of the taboos around funerals and give people the opportunity to talk to the team and see some of the great ranges and options now available to say goodbye to and remember your loved ones, including the more eco-friendly options which is becoming more and more important to people in their thinking around funerals.”

Central England Co-op Funeralcare has been providing help and guidance for local communities for over 30 years, so it understands that arranging a funeral can feel like a difficult and complicated experience.

The Society prides itself on being able to provide a comprehensive and personalised service.

Colleagues offer everything from a simple, unattended funeral, to a bespoke send off or a more elaborate service with a superior coffin and limousines. They can also talk about funeral plans.

They are also able to offer advice on floral tributes, monumental masonry, funeral stationery and probate.

For more information, whether help is needed with a funeral plan or arrangement, call the Chilwell Funeral Home on 0115 697 2826.


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 with interests in food, funeral, floral and property investment.

Owned by hundreds of thousands of members, its over 8,000 colleagues serve customers across 400 plus trading sites in 20 counties in the East and West Midlands, Yorkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.

Its purpose is to inspire communities to create a sustainable Society for all.

It actively campaigns for the Government to increase sentencing for violent attacks on retail workers and works with FareShare Midlands and hundreds of food banks, generating enough food donations to create over 2.1 million meals for people in need.

The Society embraces inclusivity and equality and is a signed-up member to the Business in the Community (BITC) Race at Work Charter, while it is also fully committed to addressing the impact of climate change and is on track to be Carbon Neutral by 2030. 

It invests a percentage of its trading profit into local communities through its Community Dividend Fund scheme which has seen over £175,000 shared out between 116 good causes over the past 12 months.

Central England Co-op was named Leading Co-op of the Year by Co-operatives UK in 2021.

Press office contact: James Brindle, Public Relations Lead

Contact details: email james.brindle@centralengland.coop and telephone 07392 080028.