Tributes To Those Loved & Lost Raise Funds For St Teresa's Hospice
January 12th, 2010

An independent funeral company in Darlington has raised £250 for St Teresa’s Hospice. The family-run and owned, Whitehouse Funeral Service in Cockerton is delighted to be able to help this worthy local cause by donating the funds raised from its memorial Christmas tree. The memorial Christmas tree has always played an important role at Whitehouse Funeral Service, offering bereaved families the opportunity to write a tag out in memory of their lost loved ones, however for the last two years, it also asked if they would also like to include a donation to St Teresa’s Hospice. John Whitehouse, managing director of the newly refurbished funeral service part match funded the final contribution. He said: “We received over 200 donations and tags for our tree this year and I would like to thank everyone involved for their kind contributions which really can help make a difference to a local charity. “St Teresa’s is a cause that is close to my heart as whilst my cousin was there I saw the incredible expert care and unfaltering dedication from all the team.” Jane Bradshaw, director at St Teresa’s, said: “We are once again delighted to be receiving another kind donation from John and his team. As a local charity, we rely heavily on the support of local businesses and organisations. Whitehouse Funeral Service has been a longstanding supporter of our cause, and this latest gift, comprised of so many kind donations, will be used directly towards patient care and is greatly appreciated by all at St Teresa’s Hospice.” Whitehouse Funeral Service can help with all your funeral arrangements, including flowers, catering and any special needs. For more information, please visit

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