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Branch News: Sunningdale

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...

Ascot & Sunningdale Say Farewell to the Late Colin Lewis of C E Lewis Butchers

Lodge Branch:
August 8th, 2019
It has been a real privilege to serve the Lewis family here in our Sunningdale Branch, and on Monday 5th August we were able to look after the funeral for The Late Colin Lewis, a prominent business man of Ascot. Staff, and over a hundred customers of C E Lewis The Butchers, in Ascot High Street, applauded as the funeral cortege, which included his butcher’s van, came past the shop for the final time. Mr Lewis' fu...

‘Time to Talk’ Seminar at Berystede Hotel 22nd July

July 9th, 2019
Lodge Brothers will be holding another FREE 'Time to Talk' seminar on Monday 22nd July at the Macdonald Berystede Hotel, Sunningdale SL5 9JH from 3.00pm. A funeral is one of life's biggest events. It's certainly the one we can't avoid, so don't put off talking about yours until it's too late. Our seminars provide an informal and lively setting for opening up the conversation about end of life wishes. We will talk a...

Memorial Service at Holy Trinity Church

Lodge Branch:
October 9th, 2018
Each year Holy Trinity Church in Sunningdale holds a Memorial Service for local families to remember those loved ones who have passed away that year, and in 2018 the leadership of the Church asked Lodge Brothers District Manager, Richard Leachman, to be a part of the service. Richard, who read the first of two Bible readings, said: “It was lovely to be a part of such a special time, and the congregation of forty ...

Animal Pet Therapy in Sunningdale

Lodge Branch:
August 8th, 2018
Charlotte has been the Activities Coordinator at Dormy House Care Home in Sunningdale for quite a while, and happened to mention to Richard Leachman (Lodge Brothers' District Manager) that she would like to bring back a petting zoo to the Home. Richard said he would sponsor it, knowing that the residents loved the opportunity to meet the animals, helping to bring stimulation to their sometimes quiet days. The 'Anim...

Christmas Comes Early to Sunningdale

Lodge Branch:
November 30th, 2017
The Christmas Street Fair in Sunningdale always happens in November! This year Lodge Brothers set up their stall, with mulled wine and mince pies being the order of the day, to raise some money for a local charity. Branch Arranger, Dawn Hazelton was helped by Windsor Branch Arranger, Jill Palmer and soon-to-be Arranger Susan Reeves, to raise £80 for Bagshot-based charity, Sebastian’s Action Trust. In the photogra...

Quirky and Bespoke Floral Display at Lodge Brothers Sunningdale

Lodge Branch:
June 28th, 2017
Funeral floral displays come in all shapes and sizes, but at a recent funeral organised by Dawn Hazelton at the Sunningdale branch of Lodge Brothers, two tributes stood out. The daughter of a local gentleman had his own garden fork and spade adorned with flowers! District Manager Richard Leachman, who conducted the funeral, commented: 'It was such a lovely tribute. Her father was such a keen gardener that she though...

Dawn Hazelton Achieves Distinction in Cert FAA

Lodge Branch:
April 27th, 2017
Lodge Brothers Funeral Directors like to see their arrangers do well and Dawn Hazelton is no exception! Dawn, who joined the Company as a receptionist and is now the arranger at the branch in Sunningdale, recently achieved a Distinction in her 'Certificate in Funeral Arranging and Administration'. The three-month long course culminates in a two-and-a-half hour examination, at which Dawn achieved 85%. Her manager, Ric...

Horse Drawn Hearse From Sunningdale Branch

Lodge Branch:
April 18th, 2017
Lodge Brothers in Sunningdale recently held its first funeral with a horse-drawn hearse. The branch, which has been open for just over a year, is staffed by arranger and local resident, Dawn Hazelton, and the sight of the magnificent black horses pulling a white carriage caused quite a stir in the village. District Manager Richard Leachman, who conducted the funeral, reminds us however that, “although the sight was...