As a new funeral home in Frimley Green is preparing to open its doors to the public, residents are being asked to nominate a local cause in need.
The appeal is being made by Southern Co-op – an independent, regionally owned co-operative society – who is opening the new funeral home at No.3 Wharf Road.
It is hoped that residents will identify a cause which means something to the community and links in with Southern Co-op’s ‘Love Your Neighbourhood’ themes – creating greener, safer, healthier or more inclusive neighbourhoods.
Jessica Hughes, Community Investment Manager at Southern Co-op, said: “Since we launched our ‘Love Your Neighbourhood’ programme, we have supported a wide variety of charities and good causes from local schools and men’s sheds to hospitals and mental health charities.
“Our colleagues across our retail stores and funeral homes have a passion for helping their local communities so we like to start how we mean to go on. Being part of Southern Co-op, this funeral home will benefit from our community engagement programme which includes opportunities for donations, volunteering and fundraising.”
Frimley Green’s Co-operative Funeralcare is set to open on 7 January.
People have until 7 February to nominate the charity closest to their hearts as they are asked to think of a project which will really benefit the local community. This could be for any local cause and is not limited to registered charities.