Delight for funeral service staff

Staff from Cooperative Funeral Care in Stockton Road, Hartlepool have been awarded with qualifications. Pictured with manager Robin Hardy (centre) are awardees Andrew Henderson (left) and Graham Allen.

Staff from Cooperative Funeral Care in Stockton Road, Hartlepool have been awarded with qualifications. Pictured with manager Robin Hardy (centre) are awardees Andrew Henderson (left) and Graham Allen.

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TWO funeral service operatives have been rewarded for their hard work after earning a higher level qualification.

Andrew Henderson and Graham Allen, who both work for Cooperative Funeral Care, in Stockton Road, Hartlepool, now both have a level three BTEC advanced certificate in funeral services to their name.

The pair both expressed their delight at achieving the qualification.

Graham, 52, who lives in Seaton Carew, said: “I’m really pleased.

“It was quite hard work, but the hard work has paid off in the end.”

Andrew, 45, who lives in Middle Warren, added: “I’m delighted.

“There was a lot of studying involved but the company was a great help, they supported us through it.”

Robin Hardy, manager of Cooperative Funeral Care, said: “I would like to say a big well done to Graham and Andrew.

“They have worked extremely hard and I am very pleased for them and proud that they have completed it.

“They should be proud of themselves.”