Recently Lodge Brothers, Englefield Green branch celebrated their anniversary. Staff opened the doors on Friday, 1st March 2013 for the ‘one year on’ celebratory event. Invitations were sent to local councillors, clergy and representatives from charities and nursing homes in the area. “It was a huge success,” said District Manager, Richard Leachman. “There was a good number who attended.”
Guests included, among others, Reverend Dr. Stephen Sizer, vicar and Lesley Dumbleton, administrator at Christ Church Virginia Water; Joyce Taylor from Englefield Green Village Residents Association (EGVRA), Linda Ashford from the Village Centre and Samantha Stapley, manager of the local community food project.
During the day guests were offered a guided tour of the branch followed by refreshments and canapés. Richard welcomed and introduced those who attended to Chairman of Lodge Brothers, Robert Lodge. It was an opportunity to look back over the past year as Robert highlighted our continued commitment to the local community and high levels of service to the bereaved.
A quote from Robert Lodge, Chairman:
“This was an opportunity to reflect on our first year of helping the bereaved in the community of Englefield Green.
Being a family owned and managed funeral directors we have been serving the bereaved for seven generations, with six members of the Lodge family serving as funeral directors. We used our first year’s anniversary to thank those in the community who have worked alongside our staff at the branch, in helping those who have suffered bereavement over the past 12 months.
We have only been in the village for a year and we are the only family owned funeral directors in Englefield Green. Therefore, we have been pleased that local bereaved families have chosen to place their trust in us to care for their loved ones.
We are fortunate to have a highly professional and dedicated team who work alongside us at the branch. Susan Areington and Richard Leachman have been fundamental in establishing the branch by offering the highest levels of client care, compassion and sensitivity; at such a difficult time for our clients.
I am sure that the branch will continue to develop, based on our excellent reputation in the local community.”