West & Coe Funeral Directors are hailed as charity superstars

West & Coe Funeral Directors has received national recognition for its Movember charity collection that raised more than £16,500.

During 2014 all male members of the independent funeral directors were asked to grow a moustache to raise money and awareness for prostate, testicular cancer and men’s mental health.

With help from a large number of SAIFCharter members and the local community, the team raised an amazing £16,542.

As the main sponsors of Dagenham and Redbridge Football Club they were invited on 5 November 2015 to the Football Business Awards where Movember was the charity partner.

At the event, Justin Coghlan, one of the founders of Movember, presented Managers Jamie West and Ross Galvin with the Hero Award for fundraising in recognition of their efforts.

Jamie West said: “It was a fantastic evening, and to be given an award is a wonderful achievement and just goes to show how generous and supportive the local community are to such a great cause. So a huge thank you to all who donated once again.”

But the team’s support didn’t stop with Movember.

On Friday 23 October West & Coe Funeral Directors took part in the Wear it Pink Day when staff wore pink ties as opposed to the traditional black. The receptionists also joined in the charity event by wearing pink tops.

Throughout the day, members of the public and families engaged in the conversation about the campaign and handed over some very kind donations.

The following day, West & Coe took part in their 20th annual staff golf day at Langdon Hills, where 28 members of the staff were challenged to wear as much pink as they could. With each item of pink clothing West & Coe would donate £5. The day was a huge success and they raised an amazing £955 for the Wear it Pink Campaign.

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