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Barnet mayor honours funeral director for service during Covid-19

Dimmock said during the pandemic, people in the funeral profession have ‘put themselves at risk’ trying to help families give loved ones the send-off they deserve, and it’s ‘great’ to see the recognition.

The mayor of Barnet has presented an award to a funeral director for going “above and beyond” for the local community during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Part of the Discover Barnet campaign, the Town Centre Heroes sees local people nominate those who have gone above and beyond to serve their local community.

After answering a series of questions about his duties at W H Putnam and impressing judges, Lee Dimmock from W H Putnam Funeral Directors, Edgware, was given the Town Centre Heroes Certificate of Recognition by Mayor Alison Cornelius after being nominated by a local business.

Town Centre Heroes approached Aspens Florist for recommendations and learned about Dimmock’s hard work.

Amelia Engeham from Aspens Florist, said: “A representative walked into our shop and asked if there was anyone we wanted to nominate, and Lee immediately came to mind.”

Amelia’s colleague, Jenny Matthews, added: “We’ve worked with Lee for a number of years, and he always goes above and beyond in his job. He once dog-sat for a family who couldn’t find anyone to take care of their pet during their loved one’s funeral.”

Dimmock said: “I was shocked to be nominated, yet alone win, and I accept the award on behalf of all my hard-working colleagues at W H Putnam. During the pandemic, people in the funeral profession have put themselves at risk trying to help families give loved ones the send-off they deserve, and it’s great to see the recognition.”

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