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Branch News: Esher

Remembrance Day 2019 Esher – Lest We Forget!

Lodge Branch:
November 8th, 2019
All of Lodge Brothers branches are marking Remembrance Day this year with their own special window display. Well done to all of our funeral arrangers who have really outdone themselves again this year! "They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them"...

Sandra Keywood Celebrates 10 Years Service at Lodge Brothers

Lodge Branch:
September 27th, 2019
Congratulations to Sandra Keywood, our Esher Branch Funeral Arranger for 10 years exemplary service at Lodge Brothers. Sandra has served many families during her time with us and we look forward to many more years with her. Well done Sandra!...

Chris Lodge Rides Land’s End to John O’Groats in Memory of Ben

August 30th, 2019
On Saturday 7th September 2019, I will be cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats  - 9 days, 980 miles.  Whilst I undertake this challenge I will be remembering our friend and colleague Ben, who tragically took his own life. I would like to raise money for CALM, the Campaign Against Living Miserably – a movement against suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK. You can find ou...

Ride London 2019

Lodge Branch:
August 15th, 2019
This year's Ride London raced through our local towns on Sunday 4th August. To commemorate this event, Sandra from Esher branch placed a photo display in the branch window featuring images of Bradley Wiggins in the very first race during the Olympics in 2012....

BUPA’s Arbrook House Esher ‘Outstanding’ CQC Result

Lodge Branch:
June 13th, 2019
Jonathan May the manager of BUPA’s Arbrook House Care Home and his amazing staff have achieved the highest honour from the annual CQC inspection. They have received an “Outstanding” accreditation, the CQC’s highest award! A huge amount of work has gone into this from Jonathan and his team, so well done to all of you. Xenos Foster the district manager of Lodge brothers attended the celebration party at the hom...

Whiteley Village Races

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June 13th, 2019
Lodge Brothers again sponsored Whiteley’s annual race day this year. Children participated in numerous races early in the morning. Before a fun run and the important 5k and 10k races. Lodge Brothers District Manager Xenos Foster was again in attendance giving out the Lodge branded medals to all of the participants. Last year’s winner of the Men’s 10k Adam Bennett sadly could not repeat his winning heroics in th...

Whiteley Village – Grave Talk for Dying Maters Week

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May 15th, 2019
Lodge Brothers District Manager Xenos Foster met with villagers from Whiteley Village to mark the national Dying Matters awareness week. A huge thank you to Rachel Hill, the new Director of Care and her team for helping to set-up two sessions of GraveTalk with 45 people to promote conversations around the topic of mortality. The discussion provoked interesting debate about what is important to us in our lives today, ...

Christ Church Esher – Grave Talk for Dying maters Week

Lodge Branch:
May 13th, 2019
Lodge Brothers staff Xenos and Sandra met with parishioners from Christ Church in Esher to mark the national Dying Matters awareness week. A session of GraveTalk was held, a Church of England initiative to promote conversations around the topic of mortality. The discussion provoked interesting debate about what is important to us in our lives today, what our own funerals would look like, how we want to be remembered ...

T/L Doreen Spooner – First Lady Photographer in Fleet Street

Lodge Branch:
May 8th, 2019
This week saw the funeral of the late Doreen Vandeputte (known as Doreen Spooner) the first female Fleet Street photographer and Daily Mirror legend. The service, conducted by Lodge Brothers, was held at Christ Church in Esher at 11.00am on Tuesday 7th May, and was followed by a private cremation. (excerpt from article by the Mirror) "In an astonishing career spanning four decades her lens captured images of some...

St Peter’s Hersham – Welcome Reverend Jackie Richardson

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March 20th, 2019
Lodge Brothers staff Xenos, Jackie, Peter and Victoria welcomed Rev Jackie to the parish during her inauguration by catering the food and wine for her welcome party. 100’s attended on the night and the church was packed for the Bishop of Guildford’s amazing speech to welcome her to the community. Welcome to Hersham Jackie!...