Funeral home donations boost good causes


A lunch club and a charity providing medical equipment have benefited from £500 worth of donations made to mark the opening of a new Lincolnshire Co-op funeral home.

Lincolnshire Co-op has converted a shop unit on Coningsby’s High Street into a modern and welcoming funeral home. 

More than £250,000 has been invested in the facility, which includes a reception area and arrangement lounge, a chapel of rest and state-of-the-art facilities for looking after clients’ loved ones. 

The official opening and dedication ceremony saw £250 donations made to two local charities at the event – Coningsby Helping Hands, which loans out medical equipment to local people, and Coningsby Luncheon Club, which runs a lunch event every Wednesday and is used by around 100 people.

Vi Kelly from Coningsby Helping Hands said the donation would help to purchase new equipment.

“We provide things like wheelchairs, lifts and hoists and every donation makes a heck of a difference – we couldn’t survive without them,” she said.

Coningsby Luncheon Club’s Angela Maxwell said the money would mean the club could subside a number of free lunches for the users. 

Coningsby Funeral Home is Lincolnshire Co-op’s 19th funeral home, and joins the Society’s food store on Silver Street and nearby Gibbet Nook Filling Station in the local area. 

Posted on Sunday, 16th July 2017

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