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Community News

Defibrillator donation supports sporty children

Children taking part in a popular weekly run in County Durham will have the back-up of a special child-sized defibrillator, thanks to local business Walker & Morrell Funeral Directors. The Riverside junior parkrun appealed for donations to replace their borrowed adult defibrillator and Funeral Director Martin Morrell stepped up to cover the cost. Martin said:…

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Walker & Morrell Supports Local Christmas tree Festival

For what’s sure to be the first of many years Walker & Morrell Funeral Directors sponsored the Christmas Tree Festival at Holy Trinity Church. The festival runs from 7th-8th December and is a showcase of 20 stunningly lit Christmas trees dressed by local schools and businesses. The theme of the Walker & Morrell tree was…

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Advent calendar collection

Walker & Morrell delivered 180 advent calendars kindly donated by members of the public. Thanks to the generosity of the local community the calendars were given to the residents of Donwell House Care Home in Donwell, Washington Manor Care Home and Concord and Laurel Avenue Food Bank in Durham. Funeral Arranger Linda Locking said; ‘We…

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Houghton Bunting Launch

On Saturday 1st June Receptionist Dorothy Turnbull represented Walker and Morrell (Houghton le Spring and Washington branches) at the Houghton-le-Spring bunting launch parade. The event is organised by Houghton Traders Association of which Dorothy is a member. Dorothy joined the parade, led by dancers from Zazz Theatre Ltd which started outside The Old Rectory at…

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Fundraisers Tee Off at Charity Golf Day

The team from Walker & Morrell Funeral Directors in Washington, Tyne and Wear, organised a charity golf tournament to raise money for The Bradley Lowery Foundation. The foundation was set up to continue Bradley’s legacy and raise funds for medical treatment and equipment which is not available on the NHS. Funeral Director David Hindmarch said:…

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