A festive light to remember

A Christmas tree has once again been placed at David Gallagher Funeral Directors’ Airedale House funeral home in Utley, West Yorkshire, with each white light representing a deceased person that they have cared for throughout the year.

Every year, David and Adele Gallagher and all their staff remember the families who they have cared for through the last 12 months over the festive season and understand what a difficult time this may be for loved ones left behind.

The funeral directors have also made a £1,000 donation to the Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice, which was its chosen charity for 2018, to help to purchase a vital piece of medical equipment for the people it cares for.

Adele Gallagher said: “Manorlands Hospice plays a huge part in our community, providing expert palliative care, advice and support to those who are living with life-limiting conditions and support to their families.

“Our donation of £1,000 will help with an item on the hospice’s wish list which is a Syringe Driver. This is a device which allows patients to manage their pain by turning up and down the rate at which medication is added to their bloodstream.”

Sue Ryder’s Community Fundraising Manager Andrew Wood thanked Adele and David Gallagher and the team and added: “We at Manorlands have a great respect for the work of David Gallagher Funeral Directors and we are delighted to be benefiting from this large sum as their charity of the year. It is only because of generous businesses such as these that we can continue to provide more care to more people when they really need it.”

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