A NEW YEAR MESSAGE FROM TREVOR HUNNABALL
At the start of 2021, if we are honest, we are all very happy to see the back of 2020. However, in many ways it feels rather like we’ve gone back to where we were in March. But there are some important differences, which give us reason to be both hopeful and optimistic in this New Year.
First, there is a vaccine. In fact, at the time of writing, there are three vaccines being rolled out. We sincerely hope that they will be available and effective for everyone, sooner rather than later. We simply want a safer and more normal way of life, together with the rest of the world, and it now seems like that might be in sight.
Second, as we enter this New Year, even with increased restrictions, we feel more prepared for what lies ahead. We know better what to expect, and many of the practices we’ve developed to keep our clients and colleagues safe in the last 9 months will continue to help. We continue to focus fully on keeping everyone safe from COVID-19; clients, colleagues, and partners.
We are more aware than ever that we have a fantastic team of dedicated, hard-working, and committed people working right across the business. From first responders to branch staff, from managers to operatives, and so many others, the Hunnaball Family Funeral Group is full of remarkable people. They continue to put in a huge effort, delivering the best possible care to the bereaved families that we serve. We could not be prouder or more thankful. We genuinely believe that they are best team in the area at what they do.
In 2021, when the current pandemic recedes, we’re excited about what lies ahead. For example;
- We are looking forward to welcoming clients back into our branches, and planning refurbishment where it is needed. We want every branch to be even more accessible and comfortable for families as they walk through the many challenges associated with the loss of a loved one.
- We will engage, even more, with the local communities we serve through our branch network. We are encouraging our branch staff, many of whom live in the communities within which they work, to help us find ways to make a genuinely positive contribution to the lives of the people nearby, whatever their circumstances.
- We want to help our truly amazing colleagues to make the very best of every opportunity in their workplace, and to improve the already excellent service they offer to our clients. We look forward, when restrictions ease, to using our dedicated training facility where they can gain additional qualifications to help them be even better at what they do.
More than anything, we miss being able to see the people we love whenever we want. This is true of both our family and our extended work family. So, we are looking forward to a much better 2021, where we can share brighter moments for everyone. As long as we care for each other, and keep safe, we’re sure that we will achieve some great things in 2021 together!
Happy New Year!
on behalf of the Hunnaball family
The post A New Year Message From Trevor Hunnaball appeared first on Hunnaball.
Our best wishes for a peaceful festive season…
We wish you a peaceful Christmas. As we come to the end of 2020, we find ourselves reflecting on all of the things that have happened in the last 12 months. It’s been a year when everyone has faced real adversity. A year when the difficult challenges that come with grief have been added to, by the effects of COVID and the restrictions that have followed.
Yet as we look back, we can’t help but feel incredibly thankful. Not only have we come through the trials of 2020, but we’ve made real, positive progress; personally, as a family, within our business, and as a part of the many communities we serve through our branches.
All of our teams have worked incredibly hard, adapting to changes, dealing with clients, and continuing to deliver the best possible support in the face of some of the most difficult times in our country’s recent history.
We’re so thankful and full of admiration for the people we work both with and for, and we have such a lot to be grateful for. We’re more aware than ever that together we are stronger.
So, as we move into 2021, we’re full of anticipation for a return to some form of normality and we want to assure everyone we work with of our continued hard work, professionalism, and commitment. Whatever this new year throws at us, we will continue to help and support our clients, their families, and the many people around them who are affected by grief and loss. We will always seek to focus on the positives, while overcoming the challenges. And we remain dedicated to the work we do, because we feel privileged to do it and deeply thankful to be given the opportunity to keep doing it.
Whatever happens in 2021, we will come through it together. Contact us if you need anything.
To all of our clients, colleagues, partners, and friends; we thank you for your continued trust, support, and help.
We wish you a peaceful, restful Christmas and a much brighter 2021.
Trevor, Melanie, Saul, Chris, Polly and the entire Hunnaball family and team.
I will light Candles this Christmas,
Candles of joy despite all the sadness,
Candles of hope where despair keeps watch,
Candles of courage for fears ever present,
Candles of peace for tempest-tossed days,
Candles of grace to ease heavy burdens,
Candles of love to inspire all my living,
Candles that will burn all the year long.
From “The Mood of Christmas…” by Howard Thurman – https://youtu.be/ceMcRIfkUSQ
The post Wishing you a peaceful Christmas appeared first on Hunnaball.
Name a Star 2020
If there is any time of year when we miss our loved ones most, it’s Christmas. Therefore, our traditional Name a Star commemoration is still going ahead this December, despite COVID restrictions. There are, however, a few necessary changes to the way we usually do things.
We understand how hard it can be for families and friends during the festive period. To offer a little extra support, each year, all of our branches put up specially dedicated Christmas Trees of Remembrance for ‘Name a Star’. Then they invite clients, partners and friends, to dedicate a special star in memory of the person (or people) they miss most at Christmas, and hang the star on the tree as an act of memorial. In this way, during December, the Trees of Remembrance fill up with shining memories of the people we miss the most.
Our Name a Star Trees of Remembrance are a beautiful Christmas tribute to our loved ones, and a reminder that, in the midst of the sparkle and fun, we continue to miss and remember the people we love.
Ordinarily, people would be invited to pop into their local branch, say hello to the friendly staff, and personally dedicate a star to their loved ones. It’s a great opportunity to see a friendly person who understands a little of what we feel and, for some people, has become an important annual ritual in the run up to Christmas… But, with COVID restrictions the way they are, popping anywhere has become a major risk and undertaking.
Therefore, this year, we’ve made alternative arrangements. Since it’s not possible to ‘pop in’, we are asking everyone who wishes to ‘Name a Star’ to call their local branch on the phone instead. Talk to a friendly staff member who will write a dedication on a star on your behalf. Then they will hang the star on the specially dedicated Tree of Remembrance.
We know that this year’s Name a Star will be very different. But we hope it will still be special (and that we will be able to go back to normal next year). We look forward to hearing from you soon and, whatever you do this year, hope you will have a blessed Christmas and a far better New Year.
Please, call your local branch today and Name a Star.
The post Name a Star 2020 appeared first on Hunnaball.