Co-op celebrates officially opening new funeral home in Huntingdon

Dozens of special guests were on hand to mark the opening of a new and innovative funeral home in Huntingdon.

Staff at Central England Co-operative’s Funeral Home, in St Peter’s Road, hosted an open day and a special dedication ceremony at the site.

Funeral director Brendan Smith and his team were joined by local clergy, councillors and members of the public to mark the occasion.

The event featured a service marking the opening of the new home followed by a guided tour of the premises for all attendees and refreshments.

Brendan said: "Our first priority is to enhance memories and love for all of our families and we are very pleased to offer that Huntingdon Funeral Home.

“We feel it reflects our commitment to providing excellent standards of care for our families during their time of bereavement.

“Our guests had a tour of the funeral home and saw the range of options we offer which allow families to arrange a funeral reflecting the life and interests of their loved one.”

The Funeral Home revamp cost a total of £110,000.

Central England Co-operative Funeralcare Huntingdon offers a 24-hour service, seven days a week.  In addition to arranging funerals, Brendan and his team are also able to offer advice on floral tributes, monumental masonry, funeral stationery, pre-paid funeral plans and probate advice.  The team can be contacted on 01480 458360.

 

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Picture caption: Staff and members of the public come together to celebrate the dedication of the brand new Central England Co-operative, in Huntingdon.

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 projected gross sales of £927million for 2016/17. The Society’s principal areas of activity are food, funeral services, and property. The company’s funeral business consists of over 120 funeral homes across 16 counties, 10 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 2018.

 

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 at Central England Co-operative on 01543 414140

Email – publicrelations@centralengland.coop



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