Bereaved client families of The Co-operative Funeralcare raise £75,000 for charity


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Darryl Smith, Funeral General Manager

Client families using the services of the Heart of England Co-operative Society’s Funeral Division have raised more than £75,000 for charities and worthy causes, in memory of their loved ones.

The money has been raised by families throughout the Society’s trading area of Coventry, Warwickshire, south Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.

In two-and-a-half years, client families of the Society, which operates a network of 13 funeral homes under The Co-operative Funeralcare brand, posted 2,500 obituaries and reviewed the services of the Society.

Overall, every funeral home operated by the Society achieved five star ratings.

Darryl Smith, General Manager of The Heart of England Co-operative Society’s Funeral Division, said: “We have good interaction from our client families through the Funeral Zone website which allows mourners to post any feedback on the services received and to rate our services.

“At no cost to our families, Funeral Zone allows them to leave photos of their loved ones, messages and details of the funeral.

“As well as the £75,000 raised, our client families have posted well over 5,000 messages, with in excess of 1,600 photos.

“Funeral Zone is a hugely popular facility allowing people to channel their grief.”

Launched in 2013, the website, which works in partnership with Just Giving, serves grieving family and friends across the UK – giving information on how to arrange a funeral, choosing the right funeral service provider, accessing bereavement support, information on government services in the event of death, and advice on how to handle a loved one’s estate.

For further details on the services of The Co-operative Funeralcare, log on to

Client families can leave donations, post memories, photos and tributes to their loved ones by logging on to

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