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Funeral firm’s help for charity

Nick Douch (left) with EDP mentors Malcolm White and Steve Edmondson.

Dorset’s Douch Family Funeral Directors presented nearly £600 to the charity EDP Drug & Alcohol Services.

The money was raised over Christmas through the company’s ‘trees of remembrance’ initiative.

Members of the public were invited to remember their loved ones by leaving a message on the trees situated in the funeral group’s branches.

Long serving funeral staff recognised

A century of service. (l-r) Jonathan Stretch, Mark Alder, Tina Sartain and Nick Douch.

Dorset’s Douch Family Funeral Directors have recognised two staff members who have been with the company for more than 20 years each.

Tina Sartain and Mark Alder were congratulated by the board, which now runs a business with eight branches across the county – more than twice the number than when the

Martinstown win the Jack Douch trophy

Martinstown win the Jack Douch trophy

The Jack Douch Memorial Trophy for cricket in the community was won this year by Martinstown Cricket Club, who also picked up £400.

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

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Trees of remembrance return

Trees of remembrance return

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

The company trialled the scheme last year and it proved so popular that it is happening again.

Trees of Remembrance are now standing at Douch & Small in Wimborne, AE Jolliffe & Son

Dorset Funeral Plan is a national award winner

Funeral Planning Services’ Chief Executive, David Taylor, left, with Nick and Donna-Marie Douch

Funeral Planning Services’ Chief Executive, David Taylor, left, with Nick and Donna-Marie Douch

Douch Family Funeral Directors have won a prestigious national award for customer service in relation to its Dorset Funeral Plan.

The family business, which has eight branches across the county, launched the plan in 1999 and it has gone

The Dorset Funeral Plan cricket league awards evening

The Dorset Funeral Plan cricket league awards evening

Sherborne Cricket Club were presented with the Dorset Funeral Plan Premier League winners’ trophy at the annual presentation evening.

The event held at Wimborne and Colehill CC heard that the champions held off the strong challenge from the most successful team of the last decade, Poole Town, who finished runners-up.

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Chauffeur-driven journey for animal charity

Chauffeur-driven journey for animal charity

A family enjoyed a chauffeur-driven trip to one of Dorset’s most popular pubs for Sunday lunch – after guessing how many balloons were in a car.

The competition was held at the Margaret Green Animal Rescue fun day and was run by staff from The Dorset Funeral Plan.

Phil and Babs

Dorset funeral directors opens new branch

Dorset funeral directors opens new branch

A highly regarded Dorset funeral directors has opened its first new branch in over 100 years – in Blandford.

Douch Family Funeral Directors now has eight funeral homes across the County and the new Lesley Shand branch has already exceeded the company’s expectations.

The East Street premises had an official opening

Broadstone CC are team of the month

Broadstone CC are team of the month

Broadstone Cricket Club’s first XI won July’s Team of the Month award for the Dorset Funeral Plan Dorset Cricket League after a month of success.

The team has introduced a number of youngsters into the side and they helped the team dominate matches in the Premier League.

During the

Parley are team of the month

Parley are team of the month

Nick Douch presenting the bubble to Parley skipper Alex Nippard

Parley Cricket Club 1st XI won the Dorset Funeral Plan Team of the Month award for May – after victories in all five games.

The team, which plays its home games at Dean Park, the former county ground in Bournemouth, is exceptionally