When Funeral Arranger Julie Brown was speaking to local minster Reverend Reno Pittarides, regarding a friend’s funeral she was arranging. It was mentioned the hospital had placed a heart in the hand of the deceased and had given the other to his wife.
Julie said, “this had given his wife great comfort and she held it in her hand every night when going to bed”.
Julie thought this would be a lovely thing to offer out families when they came to the Chapel of Rest.
St Martins Knitting Club at St Martin’s Church, East Horsley agreed to help creating pairs of knitted hearts for James and Thomas Funeral Directors. The hearts were designed to be just the right size to fit in the palm of your hand and are very soft. Julie and her colleagues can now offer out these matching hearts to families at the James & Thomas Funeral Directors in Horsley.
Julie has recently displayed the knitted hearts at her branch with families saying they appreciated the gesture saying it was “a lovely idea”.