Cycling To Success Despite The Rain!

Cycling To Success Despite The Rain!

Despite the terrible weather throughout the ride, our Senior Funeral Director, Kevin Draper and his son, Pete completed their cycle challenge riding from the training ground of Leicester Tigers at Oval Park the full 140 miles to Cromer via Bodies Boathouse at Tallington Lakes.

Additionally, Russ Abbott, another G Seller team members completed the ride from Leicester to Tallington Lakes too.

They undertook the challenge to raise funds for The Bodie Hodges Foundation which aims to

  • Provide free respite for families from the East Midlands bereaved of a child of any age
  • Create a relaxing and safe environment that allows time for peace and reflection
  • Provide an opportunity to spend valuable time with siblings and aid their grieving
  • Promote the organ donor register

We are delighted to announce that to date they have raised £1,580 for the charity. Donations to support their endeavours can still be made online here

Kevin Draper is delighted to have completed the ride and exceeded their target, adding, “The weather could have been kinder but in a way it brought everyone closer together on the ride as we were determined to finish, despite the atrocious conditions. This is a great charity that does some incredible work for others and raising over £1,500 makes the effort all the more worthwhile too.”

Cycling For The Bodie Hodges Foundation

G. Seller’s Senior Funeral Director, Kevin Draper and his son, Pete are cycling to Cromer from Oval Park (the training ground of Leicester Tigers) via Bodies Boathouse at Tallington Lakes on 8th June raising money for the Bodie Hodges Foundation.

The foundation’s aim is to…

  • Provide free respite for families from the East Midlands bereaved of a child of any age
  • Create a relaxing and safe environment that allows time for peace and reflection
  • Provide an opportunity to spend valuable time with siblings and aid their grieving
  • Promote the organ donor register

The Bodie Hodges Foundation is a fantastic charity that do some amazing work, funded through charity events like this, to help support families when they have lost a child.

Please support us if you can by making a donation here. Every penny helps and will make a real difference.

Festive Wreath Making Evening – SOLD OUT

Although it is only June, book now to secure your place in December for a festive evening of wreath making fun!

Get crafty at our charity Christmas wreath making workshop this December 4 from 6.00 – 7.30 pm. With expert guidance from the florists at Jilly Flowers and Alison Glover, you’ll get everything you need to create a wonderful festive wreath using holly, spruce, cones, berries and dried fruit.

If you’d like to personalise your wreath, please feel free to bring along some of your own decorations too.

Expect a warm festive welcome too with mince pies, hot drinks and a glass of fizz on arrival.

All proceeds from this event will go to LOROS Hospice, a local charity providing free, compassionate care and support to terminally ill adult patients, their family and carers.

The event will be taking place in The Barsby Catering Suite. Spaces are limited so early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. Book online here or alternatively give the office a call on 01455 637457 to book your tickets.

Bake Off Is Back!!

Building on the success of the inaugural G. Seller & Co. Ltd ‘Bake Off’ in 2016 we are delighted to be hosting the 2017 quintessentially British ‘Bake Off’ in Newbold Verdon on 16th September.  We would love individuals from the local community, and local businesses, to enter a cake in an attempt to be our ‘Bake Off Champion for 2017.’  This event supports our continuing involvement with the local community raising funds for our local charity, The Dorothy Goodman School,  a school for special children from the ages of 3 to 14.


The competition is free to enter but applications are needed by 13th September.  Entry forms can be obtained from the G. Seller & Co. Ltd branches in Newbold Verdon, Glen Parva or Hinckley, from local shops in Newbold Verdon or by email request to us at [email protected] .   Entries are free and once submitted, all you need to do is bake a cake and turn up at Newbold Verdon Methodist Church Hall on 16th September before 9.30am with your cake.

The event is taking place from 10.00 am and there will be plenty of opportunity to try some cake with a cup of tea or coffee, enter the raffle and help to raise funds for a great cause.

As Amy Barsby explains, “The Dorothy Goodman School make such a difference to the lives they touch.  We are delighted to be hosting this event to help raise funds whilst having some fun, and a piece of cake at the same time.  The event is set to become a an annual event and we are really excited about making this year even more successful and looking forward to tasting some great cakes too!”

For more information please drop into one of the offices to collect an entry form or email us at [email protected]

Remember to post pictures of your cakes on twitter using the hashtag #NVBakeOff and to our twitter account @gsellerco too.

Raising Funds For Glen Hills Primary School

We were delighted to be able to raise £256 by taking part in the Carol Concert in aid of Glen Hills Primary School.

Our involvement in the local community is important to us and having recently opened a new branch in Glen Parva, this was a great way to make a contribution to the local Glen Parva community too.

As Joseph Barsby, Director at G. Seller & Co. Ltd explains: “Supporting the community around us resonates with the values that we uphold not only as a family but as a business too.  We were delighted to be able to support this campaign.”

 

Pedal Power…

Kevin Draper, Senior Funeral Director at Family Funeral Directors G. Seller & Co. Ltd took part in the recent stage of the ‘Tour De Jewson Ride For Rod’ which is a cycle tour calling in at various Jewson branches.

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The cycle ride is an annual event that consists of five stages, beginning in Scotland and concluding at the Jewson Head Office in Binley.

The race was held in memory of Rod Leigh who worked at Jewson and as an avid cyclist Kevin jumped at the chance of doing something for Rod, who he had the privilege of taking care of when he sadly passed away.

Kevin cycled from the branch of Jewsons at Tamworth, calling in at their branch in Nuneaton and finishing with a BBQ at the end of the stage at the Binley branch.

The ‘Tour De Jewson For Rod’ involved 200 riders and the monies raised will go towards funding community defibrillators.

As Joseph Barsby, Director of G. Seller & Co. Ltd, said: “We are always keen to support our team in participating in community events such as this. Kevin wanted to take part in the ride and we were delighted to offer our support for this initiative and it is great to see the funds raised going to a good cause and putting something back into the community too.”

A Great Slice Of Cake!

G. Seller and Co. is proud to announce that our Charity Bake Off in aid of the Dorothy Goodman School raised £250 for the charity.

The 2016 Charity Bake Off took place in Newbold Vernon Church Hall and as well as the incredible selection of cakes, visitors were able to join us for a cup of tea and enter a raffle too.

As Joseph Barsby, Director of G. Seller and Co explains:  “Being part of the community is in essence what we as a family, and a family business are all about.  This event is a great way to bring the community together and to help raise funds for a school that does some fantastic work with children locally too.”

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The winning cake was a fabulous chocolate creation with the name ‘Secrets & Revelations’ and was obviously a firm favourite with the judges.

As Joseph concludes, “This was a great event and a great way to raise money for a local charity.  We are delighted that the event raised £250 for the Dorothy Goodman School and look forward to an even bigger ‘Bake Off’ in 2017.”

 

G. Seller To Host Charity Bake Off

We have been serving our local community as a family firm for over 100 hundred years. We are working to help our local charity, The Dorothy Goodman School,  a school for special children from the ages of 3 to 14.

As such, we are delighted to be a hosting a quintessentially British ‘Bake Off’ in Newbold Verdon on 10th September and would love individuals from the local community, and local businesses, to enter a cake in an attempt to be our ‘Bake Off Champion for 2016.’

The competition is free to enter but applications are needed by 22nd August.  Entry forms can be obtained from the G. Seller & Co. Ltd branches in Newbold Verdon or Hinckley, from local shops in Newbold Verdon or by email request to [email protected] .   Entries are free and once accepted, all you need to do is bake a cake and turn up at Newbold Verdon Methodist Church Hall on 10th September before 10.30am.

The event is taking place from 11.00 am and there will be plenty of opportunity to try some cake with a cup of tea or coffee, enter the raffle and help to raise funds for a great cause.  G. Seller and Co. staff are also striving to run 2016 miles in 2016 so if you would like to make a donation to support their efforts, please do so here

As Amy Barsby explains, “The school make such a difference to the lives they touch and we are delighted to be hosting this event to help raise funds whilst having some fun, and a piece of cake at the same time.  We are looking forward to seeing some great cakes too!”

For more information please visit www.gseller.co.uk and remember to post pictures of your cakes on twitter using the hashtag #NVBakeOff to @gsellerco too.

Bake Off

Milk & Two Sugars…

G. Seller & Co. Ltd participated in the Kingscroft Bowls Club Coffee Morning to celebrate HM Queen Elizabeth II’s ninetieth birthday and helped to raise money for a worthy cause at the same time.

G Seller & Co. Ltd is an independent family run firm of funeral directors and memorial masons in Hinckley and Newbold Verdon, owned and managed by David Barsby & Family and is now under the direction of the 3rd generation, Joseph. C. Barsby.

Joseph Barsby, Director of G. Seller & Co. Ltd, said: “The essence of community is at the heart of what we do and we were delighted to be part of the mornings event that raised £500 for the Dorothy Goodman School.  We were happy to donate the main raffle prize towards such a community based occasion.  As our charity of choice for 2016 members of our team are collectively trying to run 2,016 miles in 2016 to raise further funds for the Dorothy Goodman School too.”

The coffee morning incluIMG_5064 smallerded a cake stall as well as the opportunity to buy a range of donated items from books to jigsaw puzzles and the morning concluded with a raffle.

As Joseph concludes, “Celebrating the birthday of the country’s longest serving monarch was a pleasure and there was a real sense of the community coming together over a cup of coffee and a slice of cake.  Nothing could have been quintessentially more British, and to raise money for a good cause at the same time was the icing on the cake!”

We are delighted to gift £1,500 to Newbold Verdon Community Library

The site wasJCB 1 at risk of closure after cash-strapped Leicestershire County Council announced it was pulling the plug on library funding.

Nigel Trotman, chairman of the group which formed in late 2014, said: “The library provides a valuable focus for the community and could not be allowed to close.

“As well as normal library activities it is used for a number of other purposes – for example a regular cinema and other social events run by The Friends of Newbold Verdon, a knit and stitch group, a Scrabble club and a family history group.

“There are also a number of public access computers which are well-used.” G. Seller & Co. Ltd have gifted £1,500 towards to cost of upgrading the IT equipment.

The council will provide financial support with running costs initially, but it will gradually reduce over time and the group will have to organise various fundraising events to keep it open.

The group successfully secured a charitable status in 2015 which will allow it to apply for grants and offer tax advantages.

Mr Trotman added: “The aim of our group is to build on the good work already being done through the library in order to encourage increased use for a wider range of purposes – ideally everyone in the local community should have a reason to visit – and not just to borrow a book.

“We are fortunate to have two experienced librarians on the management committee.”

The group hope retain the existing opening hours, but may increase this depending on demand.

The committee is looking for more volunteers to help with fundraising and management.