The office manager of a funeral directors in Abbots Langley said she was delighted to win an award for service to the local community last month.
Debra Hicks, of M.K. Ginder and Sons has put on an annual Remembrance display for the last seven years to remember members of the armed forces who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Debra and MK Ginders are such keen supporters of the Poppy Appeal that they keep stock for streetwalkers at their Abbots office which people can purchase all year round.
The award was presented at Abbots Langley Parish Council’s Annual Parish Meeting.
Debra said: “I’m chuffed to bits. We do the display every year and always try and do it differently. It’s something I enjoy and it keeps me occupied. It’s giving something back to the community and gets people through the door other than when they have to come in. No-one wants to see a funeral director.”
Adam Ginder, managing director, paid tribute to Debra.
He said: “We think that it is wonderful that Debra has been recognised in this way. Debra has taken it upon herself to become involved in lots of local projects in Abbots Langley and the surrounding areas, helping us to be more involved in the local community. Debra’s work with the Royal British Legion and the Poppy Appeal has enabled us to support them and help raised much needed funds, whilst creating some wonderful displays within our office window.”