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Douch Family Funeral Directors raises over £2,000 for charity

Despite being unable to carry out its planned fundraising activities because of the lockdowns, the funeral directors staff were able to raise money online and through other means

Douch Family Funeral Directors has announced it has raised more than £2,000 for its selected charity Tyler’s Friends.

Despite being unable to carry out its planned fundraising activities because of the
lockdowns, the funeral directors staff were able to raise money online and through other means.

Tyler’s Friends aims to support bereaved parents in having a funeral and memorial of their wishes for their baby or child. It also provides memorial headstones for babies and works to improve relationships between medical and funeral professionals.

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To raise money, the staff at the funeral group held online raffles and travelled the distance from Land’s End to John O’ Groats as part of their daily exercise – completed by walking, running or cycling.

Nick Douch, managing director of the group, said: “Tyler’s Friends is named after a child who would have been 11 last year, hence their Eleven4Eleven campaign which we took part in.

“We found other ways of raising money and every penny will be well spent by the charity which we have worked closely with. Members of our knit and natter groups made teddies which were donated to Tyler’s Friends who sold them. We are now planning events to raise money for our new charity of the year; the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.”

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