A funeral arranger from Middlesbrough and a funeral arranger from Blyth have been recognised for the service they provide in caring for the bereaved.
Lisa Digiorgio, 32, from the Co-operative Funeralcare in Norfolk Place, Berwick Hills, and Lottie Townsley, 31, from the Waterloo Road branch in Blyth, have achieved their Advanced Diploma in Funeral Arranging and Administration.
The comprehensive qualification covers all aspects of the role, including funeral laws and customs; funeral arranging; and caring for the deceased.
“I’m glad that my role means I can help families at their time of need and I was determined to get my qualification to demonstrate my professionalism,” Lisa enthused.
Meanwhile, Lottie said of her achievement: “I work in a great team who all help and support each other. Every day is different and I take comfort in the knowledge that we help people through very difficult times in their lives.
“I am proud of the hard work and determination that I put into achieving this qualification, as is my 11-year-old son Daniel, who said: “Wow, well done mam!” when I showed him my certificates.”
Photo: Lottie Townsley (right) is presented with her certificate by assessor, Trudy Thomson.