Funeral Services colleagues raise money for cancer charity

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East of England Co-op Funeral Services colleagues were among runners taking part in Race for Life at the Norfolk Showground recently.



(Colleagues pictured above, back row left to right Deborah, Glynn, Indigo, Sally, Jason, Joe, Karin, Natalie, Tracy/ front row left to right Tracie, Amy, Victoria, Natalie and Nora the dog)

The colleagues who work at East of England Co-op Funeral branches across Norfolk, took part in the five-kilometre course to raise money and awareness for Cancer Research UK.

The team of thirteen took on the challenge in support of loved ones, colleagues and clients who have been affected by cancer. 

Tracie McGill, Funeral Arranger at the retailer’s Cromer branch, organised the fundraiser and said: “I wanted to raise money because cancer has affected so many people I know, my friends and myself”.

Indigo Smith, Funeral Arranger at East of England Co-op’s Mile Cross branch, took part in the race and said: “Losing my mum to cancer is what gave me the inspiration to begin my career in funeral services. I ran the race not only for myself and my mum, but for all the families I’ve cared for in my work”.

In total, the team raised £1850 for Cancer Research UK.

Colin Dixon, Head of Funeral Services at East of England Co-op said: “It’s fantastic that our colleagues support good causes which are close to them personally and being part of the local community and supporting charities is an integral part of what we do.

I know lots of hard work and training has gone into this challenge and I want to congratulate them for completing it”.