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FDs raise £500,000 for charity through Golden Charter

The campaign, which is entering its sixth year, sees a donation of £25 made to the Royal British Legion or Poppyscotland for every Golden Charter funeral plan sold by participating funeral directors

British funeral directors have collectively raised more than £500,000 for the Royal British Legion and Poppyscotland in partnership with funeral plan provider, Golden Charter.

The campaign, which is entering its sixth year, sees a donation of £25 made to the Royal British Legion or Poppyscotland for every Golden Charter funeral plan sold by participating funeral directors.

Independent funeral director A.B Walker and Son is one such funeral director that has supported the cause for the past six years.

Julian Walker, of A.B Walker and Son, said: “As myself and my brother both previously served for the forces, we are extremely proud to support the Royal British Legion in our fundraising efforts.

“Our link with the charity shows the commitment and values of independent funeral directors. Our fundraising is an example of the support and service to our communities that the sector brings across the UK.”

Ben France, head of corporate partnerships at the Royal British Legion, added: “We are extremely proud of everything we have achieved in our fundraising partnership with Golden Charter and its independent funeral director partners since 2016.

“We are truly thankful that the partnership has reached an incredible milestone of £500,000 raised. These vital funds will help to provide life-long support to serving and ex-members of the British Armed Forces and their families through hardships.”

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