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Branch News: Ashford

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Lodge Brothers Supporting Ashford Bowls Club

Lodge Branch:
July 17th, 2017
Supporting the local community is always very important to Lodge Brothers Funeral Directors. In the photograph, you can see District Manager Richard Leachman presenting one of two new banners, supplied by the Company, to 'Ashford Bowls Club' in Middlesex. Next Year is the centenary of the Club and Richard vowed to support them during their special celebrations. He is seen here with Marion Bushnell, President of the C...
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St George Cross Floral Tributes

Lodge Branch:
April 28th, 2017
The picture shows the red rose at the heart of floral tributes to St George. The windows of Lodge Brothers Funeral Directors in Church Road, Ashford, were adorned with flowers and patriotic flags, remembering the Patron Saint of England. "After the recent Saints' Days for St David and St Patrick, it's only right that we celebrate our own!" commented Richard Leachman, District Manager....
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Easter Treats in Ashford

Lodge Branch:
April 12th, 2017
Quentin Edgington, District Manager Group Support and PR, was delighted to provide and help distribute Hot Cross Buns to Ashford House nursing home.  The residents and staff said, the buns were delicious and great way to start celebrating Easter.  ...
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Trophy Success for Lodge Brothers Ashford!

Lodge Branch:
January 4th, 2017
Sandra Nuttall and Sue Pursey, the arrangers at the Ashford branch of Lodge Brothers Funeral Directors, have for many years set up their ‘ Memorial Tree’ to enable many of their families to hang a card and remember in gratitude all that their loved ones gave. This year, in addition, the tree has just been recognised as one of the Best Dressed Trees in Ashford! District Manager, Richard Leachman, said: “The ...
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Lodge Brothers Thanksgiving & Memorial Service at St Michael’s Church

Lodge Branch:
January 4th, 2017
Over 330 people attended the annual ‘Thanksgiving and Memorial’ Service held by Lodge Brothers Funeral Directors in the churches of Ashford. This year the event took place at St Michael’s Church in Clarendon Road and was led by the Priest-in-Charge, Monsignor Jim Overton. The service is a very moving occasion with the highlight being the time where people can light a candle and place it at the altar in memor...
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Quentin Edgington Meets New Roman Catholic Area Bishop

Lodge Branch:
March 11th, 2016
Quentin Edgington, District Manager for Lodge Brothers, welcomed the new Roman Catholic Area Bishop to his region recently. He explained, ‘It was a great privilege to attend the special service at Westminster Cathedral and to meet the new Area Bishop for Ashford and Sunbury. ‘ Photo shows from left to right Father Philip Dyer-Perry the Area Dean, Louise Walton, Bishop John Wilson and District Manager Quen...
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Amber’s Final Journey Is A Colourful Fairytale

Lodge Branch:
August 21st, 2015
Lodge Brothers Of Ashford were able to make the funeral of Sitha Amber Kathan (known as Amber) “the fairytale ending to her short and meaningful life” according to her mother Averil. A horse and carriage led the funeral procession through Sunbury and Ashford last Friday, to the service at St Michael’s Catholic Church in Ashford followed by a cremation at Hanworth Crematorium. The horses wore bright ...
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‘Amber’s Foundation’ To Be Founded in Memory of Amber Kathan

Lodge Branch:
August 14th, 2015
Lodge Brothers in Ashford recently conducted the funeral of 21 year old Amber Kathan, who’s life was tragically cut short less than a year after being diagnosed with Epithelia Sarcoma. Before Amber died she told her mother Averil, about her dream of starting a respite project to help homeless people and those impacted by domestic violence. Unlike other mainstream charities, Amber’s idea centres around hel...
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Window Display for Armed Forces Day

Lodge Branch:
July 17th, 2015
Here’s a picture of Ashford branch’s patriotic window display to commemorate Armed Forces Day which was at the end of June. Many passers-by popped in and commented on how important it is for the local community to support our servicemen and women. Lodge Brothers are always proud to join in with this spirit. ...
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Lodge Brothers Ashford Raise Funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care for Mothers Day

Lodge Branch:
March 21st, 2015
Ashford branch of Lodge Brothers endeavoured to raise funds for ‘Marie Curie Cancer Care’ over the recent Mother’s Day weekend. By asking people to buy a daffodil badge – the symbol of MCCC – and placing it in the window with their loved one’s name, Sandra Nuttall and Sue Pursey took donations for the charity. It was a very simple but effective way of remembering those mums who had died. The ribbons and...