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Funeral firm launches £10,000 charity fund-raising challenge to mark decade of business

16:34 29 January 2014

Founding funeral directors Derrick Leeder and Richard Green open Rosedale’s doors 10 years ago.

Founding funeral directors Derrick Leeder and Richard Green open Rosedale’s doors 10 years ago.

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An independent funeral firm which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year aims to mark the milestone by raising £10,000 for local charities.

Rosedale Funeral Home was launched in Diss and now has five further homes in Attleborough, Beccles, Bungay, Halesworth and Wymondham.

The campaign has already begun well with a bingo night which attracted 200 people and raised £1,250 for Wymondham-based cancer support charity Star Throwers late last year.

Derrick Leeder, one of Rosedale’s founding funeral directors, said: “It doesn’t seem possible that 10 years have passed already. We have been involved in our local community right from the beginning, when we started donating books for bereaved children to local schools and organised a memorial Christmas tree in Diss Church.

“We thought it would be nice to do something really special to mark our 10th anniversary, and this challenge seemed to fit the bill. Ideally we would like to carry out at least one major event in each of the six communities that we serve.”

The firm has organised a Charity Golf Day at Bungay and Waveney Golf Club on Friday, April 4 in aid of the Norwich and Norfolk Association for the Blind and now wants to hear from other local charities that would like to challenge Rosedale to help organise an event.

The company has also launched a “My 10 days” scheme enabling staff to apply for an additional 10 days’ annual leave to spend doing something worthwhile, such as volunteering or fund-raising.

For more information contact Pippa Hardie on 01379 640810, or email pippa@rosedalefuneralhome.co.uk

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