Woking Funeral Service has opened a modern new funeral home in Horsell to focus on serving the local community.
The funeral home on Horsell High Street is led by Funeral Arrangers Debby Loughman and Rachel Chambers, a well-known Horsell resident who owned Ring-a-Roses florist for 27 years.
Rachel said: “Woking Funeral Service has served Horsell residents since the 1800s from their branches on Goldsworth Road and in Knaphill.
“As a florist, I’ve had the pleasure of working with them for 15 years and have often suggested that they open in Horsell. I was over the moon to be given the opportunity to help make this a reality.”
The new premises have been renovated with Rachel in mind, as she has multiple sclerosis. The branch includes touchscreen technologies, wheelchair access, automatic doors, livestreaming equipment and Bluetooth devices.
The modern features mean Woking Funeral Service’s Horsell branch will use less paper and contribute towards reduced waste and carbon emissions.
Debby explained: “By making their premises so accessible to people with disabilities, Woking Funeral Service will be welcoming to a large number of people.
“Having lived locally for the last 25 years, I look forward to meeting, and being able to help, more of this wonderful community under the Woking Funeral Service name.”
Situated on the bustling high street with on-site parking, accessible bus routes and a prominent window display, Woking Funeral Service looks forward to welcoming residents to its modern funeral home and getting involved with the thriving community.
Regional Development Manager James Ray said: “We’re very proud of our community initiatives at Woking Funeral Service.
“We’ve helped families raise over £436,301 for charities like Woking & Sam Beare Hospices through MuchLoved, the online bereavement platform, on behalf of their loved ones, and we can’t wait to do more for the Horsell community.”
Rachel concluded: “The village and local businesses have been very welcoming to us. We have only been open for a short period of time and are pleased to already be helping families.”
Whether it’s to discuss funeral arrangements, seek advice or just say hello, speak to the friendly team at 78 High Street, Horsell, or visit www.wokingfunerals.co.uk for more information.