Residents are invited to tackle the taboo of death at the official opening of Frimley Green’s newest funeral home.
The event will be an unusual mix of charity, cakes and coffins at The Co-operative Funeralcare branch at no. 3 Wharf Road.
Whether residents are overwhelmed by the idea of funeral planning or simply want to plan ahead, the event is open to everyone on Thursday 9th May from 3 to 6pm.
A raffle will be held to raise funds for local charity Mustard Seed Autism Trust which provides professional and practical support for families living with autism.
Lorraine Paice, Funeral Co-ordinator at the branch which is part of Southern Co-op – a regional, independent co-operative, said: “Floral tributes, coffins, caskets, memorial masonry, pre-paid funeral plans – it can all be a bit baffling.
“We want to help people avoid tackling this task at a time when they are grieving which is one of the reasons why we are holding an open event.
“People will be able to get first hand advice on all things funerals from the team who will be able to put people at ease whilst enjoying some drinks and nibbles.
“The afternoon will hopefully give people a better understanding should they need our services in future.”
Guests will also be able to find out how the branch can support the local community through Southern Co-op’s community engagement programme. The ‘Love Your Neighbourhood’ initiative addresses four key social themes for promoting: ‘Greener’, ‘Healthier’, ‘Safer’, and ‘More Inclusive’ neighbourhoods.
For more information, contact The Co-operative Funeralcare in Frimley Green on 01252 837 506 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.