At the beginning of July the UK held it’s first National Thank You Day, all about saying Thank You to those in our communities who have helped us particularly during the pandemic.
It got us thinking here at Rosedale who we would like to thank, and so we decided to order over 140 chocolate bars to pass to people in the wider community who we owe a debt of gratitude to for their help over the pandemic.
Our staff fed back to us the people and places they said thank you to:
I’d like to offer a big thank you to Maxine – the chapel attendant at Earlham Crematorium.
She is so very super supportive and always asks if the person likes something in particular so she can change the picture that shows on the screen in the chapel – one family I worked with noted the fact that a Spitfire aeroplane was displayed for their family member who had worked on them – it’s the little things that make the day special and Maxine is always ready to support and go the extra mile to make it special for the family.
She also thinks about the music and tidies any long intros up without even asking but always checks in with me to make sure that is okay. She once even sorted the music perfectly to a photo tribute that was longer than the music – doing this seamlessly without any fuss as she had checked it before we arrived.
So I have given my chocolate (I felt like a Mrs Willy Wonka!) to the amazing man in NatWest who has banked, pretty much, all Rosedale’s donation banking without complaint – even though it meant others had to wait a bit longer to be served.
I would like to thank our lovely local florist who has looked after the floral tributes for our families and finally the Royal Mail posties who had such an additional workload.
I wanted to thank our new Minister in Bungay, Revd Joshua Bailey.
I gave a chocolate bar to say thank you to Raymond, who does acts of kindness for the Bungay office.
A big thank you to Wendy Mayhew who dedicates her time for free to help with the Beccles Bereavement Support Groups.
We met with Halesworth’s Compassionate Community in Kali Woods where we gave thank you chocolates. They were enjoyed with coffee during the break and were very much appreciated.
We’d like to thank Clive at Mazwell for always providing a good service.
We thanked Park Flowers by Emily Rose with a chocolate bar – even through the pandemic she provided beautiful flowers and never let our families down.
Thank you to the driver of the hired Landrover Hearse from Bennetts Funerals who recently helped us with a service, he was here in very good time and he and his vehicle was pristine.
A big thank you to Bradnam Joinery, their drivers and office staff, who are always helpful and provide a friendly service.
A massive thank you to our colleague Barry, who prepares the ground at our services, for supporting us and always being so organised and helpful.
Thank you to the UEA – for sharing our ethos and care for the deceased and entrusting us to look after the people who donate their bodies to research.
We gave a chocolate bar to Reverend Canon Tony Billett to thank him for always being available to help or organising someone that can. He is always helpful even when he is stretched himself.