Lodge Brothers Chertsey Busy Start to August

NEWS FROM LODGE BROTHERS FUNERAL DIRECTORS ENGLEFIELD GREEN & CHERTSEY

Lodge Brothers have had a busy start to August with many memorials and community involvement.

CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER PHILIP HAMMOND HEADS UP THE LOCAL RUNNYMEDE & WEYBRIDGE ENTERPRISE FORUM SUMMER SOIRE

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The Runnymede & Weybridge Enterprise Forum is a local business group led by The Right Hon Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Chaired by Beverley Lodge, Director of Lodge Brothers. The RWEF runs various events for businesses in the local community.

A recent summer soire event was held at The Oatlands Park Hotel in Weybridge on 20th July and was Philip’s first event as Chancellor.

Over 60 people attended and enjoyed the delights of the newly refurbished hotel in evening sunshine.

Beverley Lodge explained, ” Philip is remarkably approachable and great fun. He’s tremendously supportive and has not missed one of our six events this year, taking time from his busy schedule to be here.”

The photograph shows Susan Hammond, Philip Hammond, Beverley Lodge, Pauline Hedges Paul Girling and Elizabeth Vickery

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Lodge Brothers funeral directors Chertsey were recently cooling down at Cherstsey’s Black Cherry Fair. 

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The annual ‘Black Cherry Fair’ has been taking place in the market town of Chertsey for many hundreds of years, and this year, local business Lodge Brothers Funeral Directors had a stall. But unlike most others on the Abbeyfields site, they weren’t selling anything!

District Manager, Richard Leachman, and one of his team of Funeral Arrangers, Tom Hoyles, gave away nearly 300 bottles of water to passers-by on what was another warm summer’s day.

Conversations did follow, many of them surrounding the topic of personal funeral planning.

Lodge Brothers has its own catalogue of bespoke funeral plans – pop into your local branch and ask the question!

Funeral Director Services Englefield Green

Lodge Brothers are an amazing company by supporting their local community as far as possible. They never miss an opportunity to get involved and assist where they are most needed. They are an integral part of the community either raising funds, supporting worthy causes, running competitions or visiting the local schools or aged homes. Be it Lodge Brothers funeral directors Ashford or any of the other Lodge Brothers branches they are always happy to give a helping hand.

    

Read what they have been doing recently in their community –

Toys Donated to Bellfields “Little Fishes” Play Group by J.Monk & Sons

J.Monk & Sons of Guildford have always been very supportive of local community projects, so when we were approached by St Peters Shared Church, Bellfields to help out with the “Little Fishes” toddler group, we were only too pleased.

We began by sending out an appeal to our staff for the donation of toys suitable for 1-4 year olds. The response was overwhelming and the toys come tumbling in!

Bellfields is one of the most deprived areas in Surrey, so having somewhere safe for children to play and learn is a great community asset.

Beverley Lodge and Paul Bye spent a few hours with the children handing over prams, ride-on toys, dolls, a trampoline, building blocks and aprons for painting and crafting, amongst other items, and had a great time. The children were delighted to be able to help unpack the boxes and see what was inside.

Karen Collins who assists with the running of Little Fishes said, “It was really kind of J Monk & Sons to support our toddler group. We keep our attendance fees very low at just £1 per family, in order that children from underprivileged families are still able to come. Many of the toys that we have are old, and it’s hard for us to keep up with replacing broken ones because funds are very limited. To have new toys donated is brilliant and it really helps us keep things fun for the children.”

Lodge Brothers serving the community for over 200 years, providing a wealth of knowledge and expertise to funeral arranging giving the best advice possible. They have a large range of floral tributes, bespoke memorials, coffins & urns and Headstones. Click here for more information on how Lodge Brothers funeral directors Englefield Green can assist you in your time of grief.

Remember your loved ones with a fitting memorial

March has been a busy month with celebrations all month round. Firstly Mother’s Day was celebrated in style this year with beautiful elegant window displays in honour of all the mothers who are no longer with us as well as the mothers who are. Some of  Lodge Brothers branches such as funeral directors Ashford decorated their windows using a pink-themed Mother’s Day display at the weekend .

One client brought in a card and was very grateful for having it included in the display in remembrance of her mum.

The poem “My Mother Kept a Garden” was displayed in the window which has some lovely thoughts about the caring  and nurturing nature of mothers.

 

St Patrick’s Day was marked on the 17th March 2016 at funeral directors Feltham

Traditionally, the day is celebrated by a visit to Church in the morning, followed by dancing and merriment when the  restrictions of Lent are lifted for one day! The display in the  window shows the Irish flag, a shamrock (hand  knitted by Pat) alongside a bottle of Guinness.

Easter is a time to celebrate with friends and family and a time to remember loved ones who have passed on. What better way to remember our loved ones than by doing something for members of the community. Sharing Easter in the community brightens so many people’s day especially the elderly. Lodge Brothers funeral directors Northolt have arranged an Easter Tea Party for the residents of local nursing homes in and around the various villages.

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Find out what some of the other Lodge Brothers branches such as funeral directors Englefield Green have been up to recently  in the community.

Lodge Brothers are passionate about assisting the community

Lodge Brothers funeral directors throughout the UK including funeral directors Woking and funeral directors Englefield Green are so committed to the community they found Christmas an exceptionally exciting time to celebrate with the community sharing poems, candle light services, remembrance services to ensure your loved ones are not forgotten, I found some interesting articles which demonstrates their commitment and support including their dedicated staff.

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Helen Kempster Celebrates 10 years of Service at Lodge Brothers

Helen Kempster, the Funeral Arranger at Chertsey branch, recently celebrated a decade of service with Lodge Brothers. Helen joined the Company in December 2004, and after three months training she took over the running of the branch in Chertsey. Over the years she has become a well-known member of the local community.

After 37 years’ service working for HSBC bank in the city of London, Helen retired and sought a new direction. She now lives in Hampshire and so has a 45-minute commute to Chertsey, but makes the trip daily to support her families in their ‘hours of need’.

“This is the best job I have ever had,” Helen explains, “and Lodge Brothers funeral directors Chertsey are a super company to work for. Here’s to the next ten years!”

Another interesting articles about Lodge Brothers Funeral Directors Ashford held their annual Christmas Memorial and Thanksgiving Service recently.

The service, which took place at St Matthew’s Church on Sunday 14th December, was attended by over 180 people who have experienced bereavement in recent months. They came along to remember their loved ones, give thanks and light a candle in a moving hour-long service led by Father Stuart King and arranged by Lodge Brothers’ District Manager, Richard Leachman.

St Matthew’s Church choir sang, ably led by organist Philip Buckmaster, and local musician Robert Goodhew played a beautiful piece on his saxophone.

Afterwards, refreshments were served by Lodge Brothers’ staff.

“This service is always a highlight of our community’s Christmas” said Mr Leachman. “To remember those we have loved and lost is particularly poignant at this time of year. Many people thanked us with tears in their eyes, grateful for the opportunity to keep alive the memory of their loved ones, for no-one is ever truly gone while there are those who remember them with thankfulness in their hearts.” “It was such a fitting end to a long life well-lived”.