A firm of funeral directors has praised the “huge generosity” of people who supported its annual Tree of Light Service after more than £1,000 was raised for charity.

Mortons team (Sarah Case and Derek Case, front) were humbled by people’s generosity.

Mortons, who were established in 1898 and still remain a family-run, independent funeral directors, had more than 800 people attended their annual service on 2nd of December at their head office in Bristol Road South, Northfield.

The occasion gave people the opportunity to remember loved ones they’ve lost, which featured moments of reflection, the signing of carols, readings and refreshments.

Some of the attendees wrote a personal message on ‘Memorial Stars’ which were placed on the tree allowing those memories to continue to shine out over the festive periodod.

The money raised, which already stands at £1,211.92 with donations still coming in, is divided between the Salvation Army and Birmingham St. Mary’s Hospice.

Sarah Case, managing director at Mortons, which has offices in Rubery, Northfield and Cotteridge, said each year the ceremony provides a poignant focal point allowing time for reflection about loved ones no longer with us.

She said: “The service and the stars on the tree are about remembering and sharing special memories with others, but we also know that people often like to make a donation to one or both of our charities, in recognition of their invaluable work.

“I am humbled by the huge generosity of those who support the Tree of Light, and we offer our sincere and heartfelt thanks to everyone who has helped make this year’s service so powerful and memorable.”

There is still time to have a Memorial Star completed on your behalf, by telephoning 0121 476 9111 or emailing sarah@mortonsfunerals.co.uk

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