Eye Funeralcare celebrates recent opening with local community

12 December 2017

Eye open day

A horse and carriage hearse lined the streets of Eye this week, when Co-op Funeralcare hosted an open day for the local community.

The care centre was first opened in the 1970's and was originally a Triumph motorbike shop, so in keeping with the history of the funeral home there was also a Triumph motorbike hearse on display – just one of the unique hearses on offer from Co-op Funeralcare

The funeral home features a spacious reception area, two arrangement rooms and two chapels of rest. The Eye funeral home, on the High Street, is part of the Co-op rebrand announced in 2016.

Guests were invited into the home for refreshments, tea and coffee whilst they were able to ask any questions they may have had about the funeral home.

Supporting families through difficult times are Cindy Gillon and Sharon Reaveley, both of whom are Funeral Arrangers.

Cindy Gillon, Funeral Arranger for Co-op Funeralcare commented:

“We’ve only been open for a couple of months, but already we’ve been delighted with the warm welcome the Eye residents have given us.

“We are passionate about getting involved with the local community, and we thought that an open day would be the perfect way to show people that we’re always here.”

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About the Co-op:

The Co-op, which is the UK’s largest co-operative business with interests across food, funerals, insurance and legal services, has a clear purpose of championing a better way of doing business for you and your communities. Owned by millions of UK consumers, the Co-op operates a total of 3,750 outlets, with more than 70,000 employees and an annual turnover of approximately £11 billion.

Home to the UK’s leading funeral provider, Co-op Funeralcare conducts almost 100,000 funerals annually across over 1,000 funeral homes. Combined with its leading legal services business, the Co-op is also a national provider of later life products and services ranging from funeral plans, through to wills and probate