Community support is focus for Cosham’s new funeral branch

Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Cllr Lynne Stagg was joined by local VIPs to officially open a new branch of The Southern Co-operative Funeralcare in Cosham (21 May).

Guests included President of the National Association of Funeral Directors, Paul Cuthell, Chief Operating Officer for End of Life Services at The Southern Co-operative, Steve Pearce and representatives from local businesses in Cosham. The Chapel of Rest dedication service was led by parish minister Mother Juliet Straw and celebrant Felix Muscat.

The Southern Cooperative Funeralcare has been serving the local community in the Portsmouth area since 1935, providing a dignified and professional service. The opening of the branch on Cosham High Street demonstrates their desire to reach out to the local community and place branches in areas that are more convenient to its clients. Known for supporting charities and good causes within the community, The Southern Co-operative’s newest Funeralcare branch will enable them to focus more directly on the Cosham area.Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Cllr Lynne Stagg

EDITED - The Southern Co-operative Funeralcare branch opening Cosham May 2014

As well as providing a caring and professional service to local families who are going through an upsetting time, it’s rewarding for us to be able to support the local community with charitable support for fundraising activities and to offer volunteering support.Funeral Co-ordinators, Sean Binfield and Claire Abrahamson at the new branch

Their support has included hamper donations for fundraising by St Colmans Catholic Church, Cosham Court nursing home, the local ‘Simon Says’ support group and the Neonatal Unit in Queen Alexandra Hospital.

The Southern Co-operative Funeralcare branch is located at 47 High Street in Cosham.