Sav­ing on fu­ner­als

Ayrshire Post - - Cumnock And Doon Valley -

A car­ing fu­neral part­ner­ship has saved £ 170,000 in just a year.

East Ayr­shire Coun­cil launched the in­no­va­tive scheme with three highly re­spected fu­neral di­rec­tors.

The Re­spect­ful Fu­neral Ser­vice was cre­ated and de­vel­oped by the coun­cil’s Be­reave­ment Ser­vices team in re­sponse to fu­neral poverty.

And it has saved griev­ing familites a for­tune.

Di­rec­tors Alexan­der Muir in Cum­nock, Mauch­line Fu­neral Di­rec­tors and ML Wil­liams Fu­neral Di­rec­tors, de­vised a “dig­ni­fied” pack­age to of­fer sig­nif­i­cant sav­ings.

Coun­cil leader Dou­glas Reid said: “In just one short year, the Re­spect­ful Fu­neral Ser­vice has been recog­nised na­tion­ally, tak­ing a Gold Award at the Im­prove­ment So­cial En­ter­prise Pub­lic Trans­for­ma­tion Awards.

““We en­tered into this part­ner­ship hop­ing that we would make a dif­fer­ence to the lives of our res­i­dents. We wanted to sup­port our com­mu­ni­ties dur­ing the hard­est times and I feel like we have suc­ceeded.”

Work­ing to­gether The Re­spect­ful Fu­neral Ser­vice

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