Local Funeral Directors donate award win money and double it for good measure…


A huge thank you to Warwickshire-based R. Locke & Son funeral directors for sharing the benefits of winning a prestigious national award with The Myton Hospices.


The family business, which has premises in Brailes, Kineton and Wellesbourne, scooped Family Business Award 2021 in the national Independent Funeral Director Business Awards.


As well as the industry kudos the title gives, long-term Myton supporters R. Locke & Son were also given a £200 cash prize.


And the generous team not only chose to donate the money to Myton, but also, very generously agreed to match fund it too.


Corporate Fundraiser for Myton, Chris Willmott, said:

Thanks to the generosity of R.Locke & Son, our fundraising efforts are now £400 better off – money which will play a big part in enabling us to continue to provide our services, free of charge, to terminally ill people, and their families, across Coventry and Warwickshire. I would like to say a huge thank you on behalf of everyone at Myton.


Awards judge Tracy Black said R. Locke & SonClearly demonstrated why they should win the Best Family category’, having shown great innovation during the pandemic, developing their social and digital media presence and always displaying a great community spirit.


The family business can trace its heritage back over 165 years, with the last 60 years being looked after by three generations of the Locke family, with the firm currently under the stewardship of Colin and George Locke.


And it’s thanks to all these fantastic attributes that the firm won the title and was awarded the £200 it has match-funded and donated to Myton.


George said:

Over recent years, The Myton Hospices has been one of the main charities families we work for have chosen to support. They do incredible work, supporting patients and families through such difficult times.

For these reasons, we thought it would be fitting to nominate Myton as our chosen charity and we are pleased to match our award donation to present them with £400.