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“…May I thank you and your colleagues, on behalf of all the family, for the discreet, dignified and sympathetic manner in which everything has been accomplished... we felt secure with your firm's professional organisation and support…”
“…you and your team, to whom we would be obliged if you would convey our thanks, are undoubtedly thorough professionals and the compassionate manner in which you handled all aspects of the funeral were greatly appreciated by us all…” “…You made a very difficult and emotional time so much easier to bear with your professionalism and courteous approach.  We are all extremely grateful…”
“…Thank you so much for your advice and understanding over my mother’s funeral.  I know you are only doing your job, but so much sympathy, empathy and care is required, and your showed it in abundance.  No question or request was too trivial or bizarre…”
“…We just wanted to say thank you so much for making the loss of our beloved mum and nan so much easier for us.  From the first phone call to the end of the service you dealt with everything with such kindness and efficiency…”
“…We would like to express our sincere thanks to you and your staff for the kind, caring and professional way in which you conducted my father’s funeral and affairs.  We would like to thank Beverley in particular for her caring approach and help in the organisation and final placement of my father’s memorial stone…”
 “…At such a sad time it was a great comfort to us all to have all the practical details taken out of our hands, and dealt with so warmly and unobtrusively…”
“…I was not looking forward to dealing with the wheelchair which apart from its weight it is also difficult to get into and boot of a motor car.  I need not have concerned myself, on both the journey there and back one of your employees took these chores on himself leaving me free to assist my wife into and out of the vehicle…”
“…Your thoughtfulness and attention to detail at this time were greatly appreciated, and allowed the family to concentrate on the ceremony instead of having to worry about the formalities…”
“…Can I also say how pleased we were with the catering and the refreshment facilities at your premises…”
“…We would like to thank you for the sympathetic manner in which you handled the proceedings on the 24th July.  We were extremely impressed with the meticulous organisation which we could not fault at any stage.  We feel sure that mum would have been pleased!...”
“…Our family were very appreciative of the service offered.  It was particularly helpful to have the use of the lounge after the service as this enabled us to meet with auntie’s friends and neighbours.  The refreshments were ideal for the occasion…”

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In the community

At H Porter & Sons, we involve ourselves in and support the local community, through using local suppliers, supporting other local businesses and being involved in local and national charities.

We support local good causes, including individuals, community groups, churches, schools and much more, in many different ways.

  • At Christmas each year, we make a donation to charity in lieu of sending Christmas cards to colleagues. Our latest donation was for £82.00 to Cancer Research UK. Past year’s donations have gone to Parkinsons UK and Help For Heroes.
  • Last summer, we supported St Thomas’s Church, Stourbridge, Flower Festival through sponsorship, and made a floral donation to Gig Mill Methodist Church Flower Festival.
  • We donated a raffle prize to our local school’s Summer Fayre (Gig Mill Primary School).
  • We have changed to using coffin and casket suppliers that are closer to us, to cut down on the miles travelled and to increase the local labour and local materials that are used.
  • We take a ‘Work Experience’ student from  a local school each year.
  • We offer on-site visits and training for local hospice staff and trainee/new Doctors, to help them be better informed, so that they can be of greater help to their patients and their families. We also spend time with clergy who are new to their role or this locality.
  • We sponsor the training of a volunteer for Cruse Bereavement Care, to support  them in counselling the bereaved.
  • We have now launched ‘The John Porter Community Fund