A FUNERALCARE service in Wrexham has spoken of its pride in supporting the Wrexham community.

Lisa Jones, a funeral arranger and member pioneer at the Co-operative, on Dodds Lane in Gwersyllt, expressed her hope that more members of the community will come forward and pitch new ideas on how she can assist them - as she has been involved in a range of important events, such as The Wauns Carnival in Bradley and visiting schools within the area with information of what food could be fed to specific wild animals.

She said: “I absolutely love my job.

“I was one of the first Co-op pioneers in North Wales and in the last two years, I’ve done so much for the local communities of Llay, Marford, Gwersyllt and Rossett.”

Ms Jones’ role as a pioneer with the Co-op, has seen her tackle a wide range of projects with various communities that cater for numerous needs, with one being the only group in Wrexham that supports young people aged between four and 14 who have suffered from a bereavement.

Ms Jones, added: “I first met Stars, which is a group that’s been designed to help children cope with loss and bereavement by volunteers in Wrexham, in July of this year.

“The bereavement support group aims to focus more on play and fun rather than therapy and counselling for the children who have experienced a loss.

“We provided food and refreshments for their very first session and presented them with a £250 donation towards their future activities.

“We will continue to support this valuable project and any others for as long as needed.”

The aim behind the Co-op Local Community Fund is to help pay for local projects that their customers, who have a members card, care about.

The funds are raised by their members who shop at Co-op, with one per cent of what they spend on selected own-branded products and services goes towards helping fund community projects where they live.

The company also donates all the money raised from their shopping bag sales to their causes, which they believe helps out even more.

Ms Jones, said: “In 2018, £25,000 went to a wide range of projects within the Wrexham area, which is all thanks to the community fund.

“I’ve been a Co-op pioneer for two years now and have worked within the funeralcare area at the company since April of this year.

“I love being involved within the community of Wrexham and seeing what our help can do to help their projects.

“I want anyone and everyone to come in and witness first hand what we do for them and their community.”

l For further information, email lisa.jones@coopmembers.co.uk