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2018

Memorial renovation work

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Our Memorial department have recently completed the restoration of the War memorial at Earley St Peter’s CofE Church. We are extremely pleased with the work carried out.

There will be a special service held on Sunday 11th November 2018 to commemorate 100 years since the Armistice, meeting at the War memorial at 10.50am. All are welcome to attend.

Breast Cancer Care afternoon tea

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Thank you to everyone who attended our Afternoon Tea at our Wokingham branch in aid of Breast Cancer Care.

Your kind support means Breast Cancer Care can be there for more people affected by breast cancer. Their team of specialist nurses and experienced helpline staff are experts in breast cancer, providing practical information and the chance to talk to someone who understands.

Regional Funeral Planner award

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We are delighted to announce that A.B. Walker has been named the best medium sized funeral planner in the Southern region at this year’s Funeral Planner of the Year Awards, run by funeral plan provider Golden Charter.

Hosted by radio DJ Ken Bruce, the awards took place at the spectacular National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh and featured a performance by the world-famous Red Hot Chilli Pipers.

In addition to the Funeral Planner of the Year accolade, the Woodland Trust has dedicated trees on behalf of A.B. Walker which are to be planted in recognition of the company’s achievement.

We are pleased that the service we provide has been recognised with this award.

A.B. Walker is at the heart of the community and has been supporting bereaved families for nearly 200 years.

Death is something that no-one wants to think about, and that’s natural. But we know that for many people planning their funeral has brought peace of mind.

Planning ahead can help to ease the financial and emotional burden on loved ones at a distressing time.”

Golden Charter CEO Suzanne Grahame said: “The respected and caring work of independent funeral directors within their local communities often goes unrecognised and so it gives me great pleasure to congratulate the team at A.B. Walker for their tremendous achievement in winning this award.

“The award recognises the excellent service the team from A.B. Walker has delivered to their local community, by helping individuals through the funeral plan process and supporting families when they need it the most.”

The Funeral Planner of the Year Awards celebrate the independent funeral directors who are excelling in promoting pre-paid funeral plans, and by doing so providing peace of mind for families that everything is taken care of.

Macmillan Cancer Support coffee morning

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In support of Macmillan Cancer Support we will be holding a Coffee Morning at our Thatcham branch (40 The Broadway, Thatcham, RG19 3HP) on Wednesday 26th September, 10am.  

Please come along for a slice of cake and a chat. #macmillancancersupport #cancersupport #coffeemorning

 

Bowls Gala Days

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Throughout June and July A. B. Walker were pleased to continue our support for the Henley Bowls Club and Palmer Park Bowls Club Gala Days.

 

Both events were well attended and a good time was had by all despite the blistering heat.

 

Palmer Park Club were the winners for the Henley Bowls Club Gala Day with Woodley A taking the winning position for the Palmer Park Club Gala Day.

 

Well done to all those who attended and a special thank you to all the club members who made us feel very welcome.

 

Broad Street Mall information stand

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Please look out for our stand in the Broad Street Mall where you can find out more information about prepaid funeral plans and our Link bereavement course. We will also be able to answer any general funeral questions you may have.

We are there on the following Wednesdays:

20th June

18th July

19th September

17th October

14th November

Dying Matters Week

As part of Dying Matters Week we will be holding an

OPEN DAY

At the following Branches

Tilehurst: 13 School Road, Tilehurst, Reading, RG31 5AR 14 May 2018 2:30pm-4pm
Eldon Road: Eldon House, 36 Eldon Road, Reading, RG1 4DL 15 May 2018 2:30pm-4pm
Thatcham: 40 The Broadway, Thatcham, RG19 3HP 16 May 2018 2:30pm-4pm
Maidenhead: 115 Bridge Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 8NA 17 May 2018 2:30pm-4pm
Henley: Blyth House, 158 Reading Road, Henley, RG9 1EA 18 May 2018 10:30am-12(noon)
Caversham: 208 Gosbrook Road, Caversham, Reading, RG4 8BL 18 May 2018 2:30pm-4pm


All Are Welcome!

Please Pop In For A Chat & Meet The Team

Tea/Coffee & Cake Available  We Look Forward To Meeting You


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