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Nottingham funeral directors and coffin manufacturers team-up for Christmas appeal

A Nottingham funeral directors’ annual Christmas remembrance tree appeal has been given a boost by a coffin manufacturer’s donation.

The Eastwood and District Funeral Service, based in Eastwood, Nottingham, has been running a remembrance tree appeal, which was given a boost this year by custom engraved signs and donation boxes designed and donated by coffin manufacturer Steve Soult Ltd.

The signs in the shape of Christmas trees have been placed in the windows of the partnership’s four funeral homes inviting members of the public to place a message on the tree in memory of a loved one.

Those placing a message are also invited to place a donation in the specially designed boxes.

“Both the signs and the donations boxes have attracted many positive comments so far,” said Joanne Hutsby, one of the partners of the funeral directors.

“We are hoping to raise a significant amount for our nominated charity, the Children’s Air Ambulance, which is based here in the Midlands. In addition to donations from the public, we will give a donation for each message placed on the four trees, so we hope that the signs attract as many people as possible.”

Steve Soult, whose firm celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, said they were “delighted” to help out with the appeal. “To be able to support one of our customers who is raising money for a good cause was an excellent opportunity, and my team enjoy the challenge of working on this kind of custom project.”

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