Hope At The End of The Rainbow

Funeral Directors Sarah Lockton and Mark Carr created a rainbow trail window display in honour of NHS and key workers who are valiantly working to keep vital services operational and save lives.

After an appeal on Facebook Sarah was inundated with emails and messages from members of the public with pictures that were printed off.

Funeral Arranger Kim Skerrett from Henry Ison & Son Funeral Directors on Allesley Old Road created a rainbow window display with the aim of spreading hope and positivity amongst the local community as well as showing her support for the thousands of NHS and key workers working on the front line.

In the North Region, Anthony Barton, Funeral Director and Tami Peel, Funeral Arranger from our Elizabeth Way branch in Mossley have been truly engaged with the local community. They have reached out and asked children to draw pictures for their branch window and for photos of Key Workers to create a ‘thank you’ display. They are receiving fantastic feedback from within the community.

As well as being a Funeral Arranger Tami is a community nurse, so lately has been working nights at weekends on a Covid-19 Ward. Tami’s two children have received personalised letters from the CEO of the NHS trust, thanking them for allowing Mum to be a hero and a legend and saying how much she needs their hugs. Tami is doing an amazing job whilst juggling her role with us too.

Regional Development Director for the North Region, Phil Barr said “This is a fantastic idea and lovely to see. It certainly makes you sit back and think about the amazing work that Key Workers are doing across communities. Thank you, Anthony and Tami, for supporting your local community and for making a video to share.” (The background singer is a lady who sings at our local Christmas Memorial service)
To view the video Anthony and Tami have put together this video click on this link https://vimeo.com/415473136/5c6999910e