“Strong year” for Remembrance displays

Window contest

The Royal British Legion has chosen Devall & Son Family Funeral Directors as the winner of this year’s Remembrance window display competition. The Independent’s display in Coventry took the top spot in a record-breaking year for Golden Charter’s campaign in support of the Royal British Legion and Poppyscotland.

Sophie Barnett, of The Royal British Legion, praised “the innovative way Devall & Son displayed items from the Second World War era – it’s wonderfully different”.

Devall & Son was one of seven shortlisted businesses, whittled down from more than 40 entrants, and Golden Charter awarded the company a £250 John Lewis voucher for taking the top spot. More than 600 funeral director branches have also signed up to raise funds for the charities through a £25 donation from each Golden Charter plan sold.

Sophie added: “This was a remarkable year for Remembrance window displays. The standard and creativity of submissions was excellent and we have been impressed with the level of community involvement.

“Picking a winner was difficult, and to acknowledge the strength of this year’s entries, every shortlisted funeral director will be receiving a prize from Golden Charter as thanks for their efforts.

“Our congratulations to all entrants, and to Devall & Son for taking the top spot in such a strong year.”

To hear more about the work Independents can do with The Royal British Legion and Poppyscotland, please speak to your local Golden Charter business manager.


  • Devall & Son Family Funeral Directors
  • J J Burgess & Sons
  • John Duckworth Funeral Directors Limited
  • Kenneth Keegan Independent Funeral Directors
  • Kriss Morrison Cooper Independent Funeral Director Ltd
  • Neil & Sonya Milsted Independent Funeral Directors & Monumental Masons
  • Pepperdine Barret Family Funeral Directors

Each runner-up has received a Green & Black’s luxury organic chocolate collection from Golden Charter in thanks.

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