Co-op funeral director honoured with national award

The Butterfly Awards recognise professionals who help families through the loss of their baby

A Co-op Funeral director from Burnley has received the national award for Best Bereavement Worker at this year’s Butterfly Awards.  

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Annabel Davies receiving the award

Twenty-eight year old Annabel Davies, who has been with Co-op Funeral since 2012, was presented with the award for her continuous support of bereaved parents living in the North West. Now in their sixth edition, the Butterfly Awards recognise professionals working across a broad range of industries for the work they do helping families through the loss of their baby.

Having suffered a pregnancy loss herself, Ms Davies is now supporting families going through similarly distressing circumstances. She campaigned for local councils to offer free cremation services for infants, set up a support group for grieving parents and created a library of books, information packs and keepsakes.

She said: “I’m honoured to have won the accolade as Bereavement Worker 2019 and I can’t thank people enough for voting for me. I’m truly overwhelmed.

“As funeral directors, we’re here to support people who are going through what is a heart-breaking time. The Butterfly Awards is an incredibly important event as it makes people aware of the support available for them when going through the loss of a child.”

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