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A Million Thanks

March 21st, 2011    Author:

A Million Thanks for doing a wonderful job of Marianne’s send off. It was amazing. And thanks also for helping me out , at a low point in my life.

Mr. R. G.

You treated my Dad with great respect….

March 21st, 2011    Author:

I felt you treated my Dad with great respect, although you never knew him, and made him even more special to me.  You were all very professional and caring and made the funeral a really special occasion. I will always recommend your services to anyone I know that needs a dignified, caring, professional team. Thank you again. Mrs. J.W. (Stevenage)

Jubilee House jubilant at support

March 1st, 2011    Author:

Adults with severe learning disabilities were the latest to benefit from a charitable fund run by family-firm Austin’s. The independent funeral directors handed over a cheque for £4,723 to Welwyn Garden City-based Jubilee House Care Trust on Tuesday.

The money will be used to refurbish a sensory room at Jonquil Close – a purpose-built bungalow which is home to six residents with severe learning difficulties. The funeral directors, which has eight branches throughout Hertfordshire, had already donated £2,000 in September to get the project off the ground.

Claire Austin, Managing Director of Austin’s said: “We are delighted to have been able to help Jubilee House which does such a wonderful job at providing care and support for adults and children with learning difficulties.”

The Austin’s Charitable Fund raises money in a number of different ways including through the generosity of bereaved families who donate to it in memory of a loved one; from donations made at the annual Christmas carol service at Harwood Park Crematorium and from a percentage of Austin’s annual profits.

A different charity is chosen to benefit each year and since its inception in 2002 the fund has raised over £73,000 for local organisations.

Jubilee House Presentation from Austins

Photograph shows:
Jonathan Aves (Hertfordshire Community Foundation), Claire Austin , Amanda Mair (Direct Service Manager), Tom Westell, John Austin, Jean Austin, Larry Shaw (Parent of Jonquil Close resident), Catharine Hopper ( Chief Executive Officer of the Jubilee House Care Trust)