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