Southern Co-operative’s Rose Green Funeral Home Raise Funds for their Local Schools

Lindsey Booker and Shirley Heaton from The Southern Co-operative’s Rose Green Funeral Home, have raised a total of £106 for Rose Green Infant School, and Rose Green Junior School, by running a ‘Bauble Decorating’ stall at the schools’ Christmas fetes.


Lindsey Booker (left) and Shirley Heaton (right), Funeral Co-ordinators from The Southern Co-operative’s Rose Green Funeral Home

As part of The Southern Co-operative’s ‘Love Your Neighbourhood’ community programme, the Rose Green Junior School is the chosen fundraising partner for the Rose Green Funeral Home, and by raising money for both schools, our colleagues are really making a difference for all the children.

When the school approached Lindsey and Shirley to get involved, they were more than happy to oblige. It was Shirley’s unique idea of decorating baubles and personalising them with the children’s names, or with Mum, Dad and other family members. They spent a lot of time shopping for baubles, ribbon, glitter and glue, and – with Lindsey’s idea of displaying the baubles on miniature trees – she spent a further hour before work spray painting branches and mixing quick drying cement so the trees wouldn’t topple over. Lindsey said:

Shirley’s idea of threading pretty ribbon onto the baubles was lovely, until we had to thread 216! It was worth it though and the finished baubles were a great success. It is wonderful to be part of the community here in Rose Green and we are now looking forward to the summer fetes.

Julie Holloway, Head Teacher at Rose Green Infant School sent a lovely letter of thanks, and explained that – due to the time and support given by The Southern Co-operative’s Funeral Home at Rose Green – the school is able to purchase extra equipment for the children to give them an enriched learning environment.