Everyday Heroes

Funeral Directors have been exposed to the full implications of the pandemic. On a daily basis they have to confront mortality, on a scale that has not been seen since the Second World War. In so doing, they have had to care for the deceased, the bereaved and each other, in the face of the risk of infection. As funeral professionals, they have witnessed the raw reality of the pandemic, confronted with those that have been taken too soon; those for whom lockdown was an unliveable challenge and the many others aside. They answer the call at all hours of the day, and place the needs of others before their own, and in many cases, before their own families needs too.

This Week's Hero

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We recognise the commitment Funeral Directors have shown to communities the length and breadth of the country. The funeral profession may be diverse in nature, but is united in caring for our nation at its time of need and beyond.

Seker, the home of eFD, were delighted to recognise and pay tribute to this service, dedication and commitment. Funeral Directors really are the epitome of Every Day Heroes. We were delighted to champion achievements and recognise their caring – day in day out. From June-December 2021 we championed a monthly Every Day Hero, and thanked them with a £100 John Lewis voucher, as a small token of our appreciation.

On behalf of grateful communities across the country, thank you for your continued service.

Nominate a Colleague

Nominations must include a brief citation of no more than 300 words, and a photo. Seker will use its social media channels to announce and publicise the winners and the winners will receive a £100 John Lewis gift card and a place in the #EveryDayHero roll of honour.

No, we would prefer that you nominate a colleague who you feel has gone the extra mile. That’s not to say that you can’t ask one of your colleagues to nominate you!  

Anyone working in the funeral profession in the UK.

There is no time limit for how long the person you’d like to nominate has to be working within the funeral profession. 

A new winner will be announced each month from June 2021. Nominations received will be included in that month with the winner announced the next day and their £100 John Lewis voucher being sent via Royal Mail. Any nominations made after will be included in the following months round.  

We are looking to run this competition for 12 months, starting from 3rd February 2021.

From June 2021 the competition will change from weekly to monthly with an award of £100.

#EveryDayHero Roll of Honour

This week’s Every Day Hero

Congratulations to Debbie Tunnard from John Weir Funeral Directors – nomination received from John Weir “Debbie Tunnard is our company general manager, responsible for the

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This week’s Every Day Hero

Congratulations to Lucy Coote from Rosedale Funeral Home – nomination received from Anne Beckett-Allen “Lucy is our Community Ambassador and a large part of her

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This week’s Every Day Hero

Congratulations to Hayley Trim from CPJ Field & Co. Ltd – nomination received from Jackie Buckingham “Hayley, our embalmer here at Deric-Scott’s, has worked tirelessly

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Our first Every Day Hero

Congratulations to Lisa Raftery from S Stibbards & Son – nomination received from Debbie Eade “Lisa has worked tirelessly at our Canvey Chapel, dealing with

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