Our journey continues

Rosedale Tee and a Wee event
We are proud to be supporting Diss Town Council to upgrade the Diss Cemetery roundabout and have worked with garden designer Kate Leith to come up with a planting design to enhance the area for visitors to the cemetery, and Charmaine has designed signs to give information about the planting that also provides information about how to access bereavement support.

We celebrated Fair Trade Fortnight in Beccles this year by holding a toilet-twinning party and Fair Trade coffee morning serving Fair Trade banana cake and chocolate brownies and showcasing Fair Trade Funerals. We have invested in very posh coffee machines, in order to provide superior quality coffee, and have come up with our own ethically sourced ‘Rosedale blend’. This was also a great opportunity to introduce our newest trainee Funeral Director Liz Hadridge who will be hosting the morning and officially cutting the ribbon to open the toilet which has been twinned with one in Uganda.

The Family Business Place runs an initiative called My 10 Days, where family businesses select a member of staff each year to have an additional 10 days annual leave and they donate their time to a good cause, either through volunteering, mentoring or fundraising. This year we received two applications and it was impossible to choose between them, so we approved both. Christian will be we will be driving across the tropical island of Sri Lanka on dirt tracks, through nature reserves, tea plantations and along the coast of the Indian ocean on a 10.5bhp (198cc) 3 wheeled auto-rickshaw to support ‘Brain Tumour Research’. Rebekah will be raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Society, taking part in the Ben Nevis midnight challenge in July, trekking through the night to the summit of Scotland’s tallest mountain and standing at the summit by moonlight. Both Christian and Rebekah are fundraising for charities very close to their hearts for very personal reasons and would be delighted if you were to support them by visiting their fundraising pages.

Nelsons Journey have launched a new NJ20-20 scheme and we have signed up yet again, this time pledging to fundraise a minimum of £1,500. We plan to host a purple picnic as well as a brass band concert at the Diss Salvation Army in memory of Anne’s Dad Harold and Chris Davies, two inspirational men whose influence has helped to shape Rosedale. We have created an online progress tracker and would be delighted if you would like to visit and pledge your support and help us reach our target. Find out more.