Accolades for Ferndown volunteer group

A buddy-system that launched in Ferndown last year has been highly commended in the mayor’s Volunteer Awards. Ferndown Community Connectors is headed by PramaLife, the community outreach programme, and helps those in the town who have lost confidence.

Hats off to the knitters!

Hundreds of scarves and hats knitted by volunteers through Douch Family Funeral Directors are to be distributed to the homeless this winter. The ‘knit and natter’ sessions across the funeral group’s branches create items for a variety of charities.

Everybody needs good neighbours

A new community initiative in Corfe Mullen has been created for the benefit of the elderly, vulnerable and infirm who need help around the house. The East Dorset Good Neighbour Scheme was officially launched at St Nicholas Church when Cllr Paul Harrison cut the ribbon.

Douch Family Funeral Directors invited to America

Dorset’s Douch Family Funeral Directors were among prestigious businesses from around the world invited to attend the centenary AGM of the Selected Independent Funeral Homes in Salt Lake City, US. Managing Director Nick Douch travelled to the meeting of what is the world’s oldest and largest association of family-owned funeral directors.

Funeral group expands its free bereavement service

Dorset’s Douch Family Funeral Directors has expanded its free bereavement group sessions to a further three branches. Such have been numbers attending its Ferndown meetings that they now also take place in Swanage, Wareham and Blandford.

Funeral group finds summit to do

A group of staff and friends from Douch Family Funeral Directors stepped up to a mountainous charity challenge – and scaled Snowdon to raise money for Dorset Mind.

Dorset charity goes national

A Dorset charity supported by Douch Family Funeral Directors has taken its message to the heart of parliament – where it was launched nationally.
Growing Compassionate Communities was founded by Peter Jones, a Pioneer Minister.

Funeral group backs sector scrutiny

One of Dorset’s biggest independent funeral groups, Douch Family Funeral Directors, is backing two official investigations into the industry.