FD Darren goes the extra mile

Charles Cowling


Darren Barker is the manager of Anglia Co-operative*, St Neots. When the family of a little girl who died last year found out how much it would cost to have the Gruffalo painted on her coffin, Darren offered to do it for them. He gave up his days off to do it.

Says local celebrant Viv O’Neil: “He always gives 120% and gets so upset if anything goes wrong.”

The first draft of this piece mistakenly named Co-operative Funeralcare as Darren’s employer

4 thoughts on “FD Darren goes the extra mile

  1. Charles Cowling
    andrew plume

    a very decent story, particularly as the past antics of Anglia Coop funerals have graced these pages in less than a flattering and caring style

    Anglia are of course a very distinct operation from the ‘much commented on’ Coop f’care


    Charles Cowling
  2. Charles Cowling

    Well done Darren, that was so kind and considerate. Darren isn’t the only co-op employee to give up his days off for a family. I hope the Co- op appreciates the quality and value of these guys as much as the families do…

    Charles Cowling
  3. Charles Cowling
    Andrew Hickson

    Yes indeed. Great to have people like Darren who care and who go the extra mile (and just round the corner) 🙂

    Charles Cowling
  4. Charles Cowling
    Jon Underwood

    Hats off to Darren, and to the GFG for being open to portraying the good stuff that the co-op does too.

    Charles Cowling

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