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Funeral director Richard Morrey sees for himself the care given by East Cheshire Hospice.
The nature of his work with Andrew Smith Funeral Services means he has regular contact with families using its services.
He can also vouch personally, as well as professionally, for the Hospice after his late father Eric was a patient there in 2017.
Plenty of reasons then for Richard to take part in a Fire and Ice Walk in aid of the charity on Thursday, November 9, at Macclesfield Rugby Club, from 6 pm.
Richard said: “The Hospice were very good to me and my family when my father passed away.
Funeral director Richard Morrey.
“He spent three weeks at the Hospice and the care for him, my mum Lynda and the rest of our family was first class.
“I’ve been involved with them since I started in the funeral industry 12 years ago. They’re a wonderful organisation.
“My father was a herdsman and also did a lot of work for the council as a youth leader.
“I also know the care they give to people because I speak to families every day arranging funerals.
“Families who come into the Hospice say the same as me. The care is amazing and I try to encourage as many people as possible to donate to the Hospice or fundraise for them.
“I went to see a gentleman there who wanted to chat through his wishes, and his family were saying how staff rally round and support them. It’s also such a calming environment.”
Andrew Smith Funeral Services is a member of the charity’s 500 Club which means they pledge to raise £500 each year for the Hospice.
Richard Morrey with his certificate after his first Fire Walk.
Richard, an employee for more than eight years, said: “We’re keen to support the Hospice in every way we can. We know the Hospice is pretty much self-funded for everything that happens there and we want to help.”
Older sister Justine took part in a late-night walk for the Hospice shortly after their father died.
Richard said: “I wanted to up the ante on my sister so I did the Firewalk in 2018 and now I’m looking go one stage further by walking on both glass and fire.”
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