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Douch’s board grows

Douch’s board grows

Dorset’s Douch Family Funeral Directors have appointed Jonathan Stretch and Ken Butcher to the Board of Directors– as the first non-family members of the group.

Left – Right: New Board Member Jonathan Stretch, Peter Douch, Nick Douch, New Board Member Ken Butcher & Judy Douch

Jonathan was previously manager of

Douch funeral group is ‘dementia friendly’

Douch funeral group is ‘dementia friendly’

Dorset’s Douch Family Funeral Directors have put their customer-facing staff through ‘Dementia Friendly’ training courses.

More than 20 employees from the eight branches are now better able to recognise the condition and can deal more effectively with those who live with it.

Peter Jones, an academic, author, and chairman of the

Royal British Lunches

Shane Watson – Lesley Shand, organiser May Newman, Wendy Percey – Lesley Shand, and organiser Richard Everitt

An initiative to provide discount dinners to those who live on their own has taken off in Broadstone – and is being subsidised by a funeral director.

Lesley Shand Funeral Service in Corfe Mullen –

New manager at funeral directors

Michael Wilton, the new manager of A E Jolliffe & Son in Ferndown

Michael Wilton, the new manager of A E Jolliffe & Son in Ferndown

Michael Wilton has been appointed as manager of AE Jolliffe & Son, the funeral directors in Ferndown that is part of the Douch Family Funeral Directors group.

The 29-year-old has been in the industry since he was 14 when he began working at

Treemendous effort for YMCA

Treemendous effort for YMCA

Dorset’s Douch Family Funeral Directors donated £200 to the YMCA thanks to their Christmas trees of remembrance initiative.

Members of the public were invited to hang a message on a Christmas tree, displayed in the group’s branches, in memory of a loved one.

For a donation they could also hang a

Kingston Lacy win the Jack Douch trophy

Kingston Lacy win the Jack Douch trophy

The Jack Douch Memorial Trophy for cricket in the community was won this year by Kingston Lacy Cricket Club.

The trophy is provided by the league sponsors, The Dorset Funeral Plan, and is named after Jack Douch, a cricket enthusiast and war hero.

From the age of 14 Jack

Remember in December

Remember in December

Dorset’s Douch Family Funeral Directors are inviting people to leave messages on Christmas trees in memory of loved ones.

Five of the group’s seven branches have a Tree of Remembrance and anyone is invited to pop in and write a message.

By Christmas Day it is hoped that hanging from the trees’ branches will be dozens of

Dorset Funeral Plan Cricket League annual presentations

Dorset Funeral Plan Cricket League annual presentations

The annual awards ceremony of the Dorset Funeral Plan Cricket League has taken place – with Poole Town CC picking up the Premier League winners trophy.

League chairman John Ridout addressed the attendees at Wimborne and Colehill CC and explained how the new league structure had led to some high quality and close matches towards the

Funeral directors looking to the future

) Nick Douch and Jonathan Stretch from Douch Family Funeral Directors

Nick Douch and Jonathan Stretch from Douch Family Funeral Directors

Dorset’s Douch Family Funeral Directors have taken charge of two electric cars – as the century-old business looks to the future.

The Nissan LEAF vehicles are branded with “The Dorset Funeral Plan”, the award-winning product from the group.

While funerals will

Canine guard of honour for Jenny

Canine guard of honour for Jenny

Over 30 dogs trained by Woofability lined the route to the crematorium at the funeral of the charity’s founder, Jenny Clarke.

A E Joliffe & Son – part of Douch Family Funeral Directors – said they’d never organised anything quite like it.

Jenny died last month aged 59 and over 200