New Charity Partnership Announced May 25, 2018

Co-op Funeral Directors has begun a new year-long partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society, just in time for Dementia Action Week.

 We’re already planning a few fundraising ideas, such as a “Sponsored Hair Chop” from one of our ladies. Keep an eye out for details in our branches or on our facebook page

 Ray Nash, Senior Regional Corporate Fundraising Executive for the Alzheimer’s Society, said of the partnership; “In Essex, there are over 20,000 people living with dementia, and it is now the biggest killer in the UK. We are very excited to be working with Chelmsford Star and the Co-op Funeral Directors to help build a more ‘dementia-friendly’ county.”

 Kevin Bennett, Head of Membership & Marketing for Chelmsford Star, said; “Sadly, I think many of us know someone who is affected by dementia – either directly or through a family member. Our employees voted overwhelmingly to support this excellent cause, and we look forward to working with them on projects across Essex over the coming 12 months.”

 For more information on the charity, contact or phone 01245 260911. For information on Chelmsford Star’s Charity of the Year scheme, please email