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Daren Persson awarded most supportive funeral director at Darcy Dream awards

Daren Persson Funeral Services, North Tyneside, was awarded “The most supportive director award” at Darcy’s Dream Ball and Awards, organised by the charity supporting families dealing with the loss of a child.

70 funeral directors were nominated for the award by bereaved families across the country, which was shortlisted to six by a panel of judges. 

Daren Persson then took joint gold for going “above and beyond what’s expected of a funeral director.” Funeral administrator at Darren Person, Suzanne Bremner, said: “We are very humbled and honoured that the families who nominated us took the time to do this during such a sad time in their lives.”

“All staff across the Daren Persson branches show incredible dedication to their roles and they work very hard to ensure they support families 24/7, offering as much support as they need.”

Petra Williams, founder of Darcey’s Dream, added: “The families that nominated Daren Persson told judges the branch would do anything they could for a family.

“Families felt like they had a friend for life, as Daren Persson checked in with them after the funeral on a regular basis.”

Bremner presented a cheque for £1,150 to Darcey’s Dream, which was raised by inviting locals to shave her hair off outside the Wallsend branch.

Bremner continued: “It was a small price to pay for such a well-deserving local charity as Darcey’s Dream, that supports so many bereaved families and siblings, as my hair will grow back.”

Williams added: “We’re so honoured that Daren Persson chose to support us and I think the amount raised is incredible.

“No parent should ever have to plan a funeral for their child. In those darkest and hardest times, Daren Persson Funeral Services are a ray of hope and hold parents’ hands every step of the way.”

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