Funeral firm’s golden award

Robert and Kathryn Caunce received the North West England Regional Award for Ascension Funerals of Garstang
Robert and Kathryn Caunce received the North West England Regional Award for Ascension Funerals of Garstang

Garstang’s Ascension Funerals has been named Golden Charter Regional Funeral Planner of the Year for the North West of England.

Golden Charter, Britain’s leading independent funeral plan provider, has awarded Ascension Funerals the honour for its dedication and commitment in providing an outstanding service to the community.

Robert and Kathryn Caunce, of Ascension Funerals, travelled to Brands Hatch, Kent, to collect the award.

In addition to a silver salver and framed certificate from Golden Charter, the Woodland Trust has dedicated a stand of trees in Ascension Funerals’ name at Polyphemus Wood, Lancashire, in recognition of their achievement.

Ascension Funerals, which has premises in Pringle Court, Thomas’ Weind, was judged as a regional winner from over 1,500 other funeral businesses who exclusively offer Golden Charter funeral plans, the largest funeral-planning network in the UK.

Robert Caunce, said: “I am absolutely delighted to receive this award. The award pays tribute to all the hard work put into the business by myself, Kathryn and the dedication and professionalism of all my colleagues.’’

Ronnie Wayte, managing director of Golden Charter commented. “This is the 18th year of the particular awards, and each year it becomes more difficult to choose a winner. Through these awards Golden Charter has been able to recognise personal excellence and professional commitment in one of the most difficult and challenging areas of serving the public. Ascension Funerals has set the standard for this and following years, and we are delighted to recognise this achievement.”