Our Community

Freeman Brothers’ Community Team are always happy to hear from local organisations about how we can help.

Freeman Brothers Funeral Directors’ Community Team was set up in 2017 in recognition of the Company’s ability to support a range of groups within the local area. Becky’s background in event management and marketing was a brand new direction for Horsham’s longest-established business and she has worked to deliver greater brand awareness by representing Freeman Brothers at events such as the South of England Show.

Becky has also supported small local charities and organisations as much as possible, believing that local business should help groups in the area as much as possible. To this end, Freeman Brothers has worked with a variety of causes, from those supporting young adults with additional needs to food distribution and homeless charities, plus our local hospices and many more besides. Following the opening of our Hurstpierpoint branch in 2019, Chrissie joined Becky to work with our newest community.

Together – prior to the coronavirus pandemic – they’ve enjoyed working on several events from in-branch Dying Matters Awareness Week discussions to fundraising for charity by selling ice creams during Hurst Arts Festival, and the company’s first Community Remembrance Service at the end of 2019. Although in-person events were temporarily suspended, Becky and Chrissie have continued to work in support of the community, organising an Online Remembrance Service, which is available via the Company’s YouTube channel. In addition, they’ve planned and implemented Freeman Brothers’ first digital Dying Matters Awareness Week events and look forward to holding more live events in the near future.

Freeman Brothers’ Community Team, Chrissie Wilkie and Becky Hughes.

Whether you’re ready to resume community activities or would like help planning, you can contact the team via community@freemanbrothers.co.uk. Becky and Chrissie are open to ideas, but here are some thoughts of what they can help with to get you started: printing leaflets, posters and flyers; assisting at events; giving talks on funerals and funeral planning, or the history of Freeman Brothers; contributing to raffles; sponsoring competition prizes.

Print leaflets, brochures, posters and flyers for your event.

Support local organisations.

Sponsor prizes.

Contribute towards raffles.

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Give talks on any aspect of funeral planning.

If you would like to know more about how we can help with your event or assist your group, please get in touch with Becky and Chrissie by email at community@freemanbrothers.co.uk