Shrewsbury funeral director brings annual car event to residential home
17th July 2015
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A local family-run firm of funeral directors is attending a celebration of vintage vehicles in the county this month but is creating its own special event afterwards which will see it bring the show to a group of elderly people who are unable to visit themselves.

Aubrey Kirkham Funeral Directors is yet again bringing the fantastic experience of the

British Ironworks vintage car show  in Shrewsbury to the residents at Yockleton Grange Residential Home on Thursday 23rd July, who sadly can’t attend due to health and safety reasons. 

Sue Garner at Yockleton Grange Residential Home explained: “We’re thrilled to be working with Aubrey to bring the event to our residents here at Yockleton Grange. It’s a shame that the very interested individuals weren’t able to attend the show in person, but we’re thrilled to yet again welcome Aubrey, his team, and his fleet – it will mean a great deal to our residents.”    

The Yockleton Grange event, created out of care and interests of the elderly and adults with learning difficulties living at the home, came about three years ago when The Manager at the home and Aubrey Kirkham agreed that something needed to be done to ensure residents didn’t miss out on the event.

Aubrey added: “We are again delighted to be going to Yockleton Grange and will be bringing with us a range of seven or eight classic cars that the residents can see, including two pre-war Rolls Royce vehicles, a 1928 Bentley Le Mans Tourer, a 1927 Ford Model A Van, a very early Land Rover, as well as – hopefully – a 1930s country bus.

“The last time we came we visited the home we took six classic cars, which the residents really enjoyed viewing, and we completed the day with an afternoon of lovely tea and cake. It was great to meet them and we are very much looking forward to visiting again this year.”

Aubrey Kirkham set up his own family-run firm over a decade ago, and has helped countless families across the county cope with the pain and grief of losing a family member or friend. It’s also given him a unique opportunity to witness first-hand how, for a growing number of families, a ‘traditional funeral’ is no longer the most appropriate way to commemorate the lives of the people they cherish the most.

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