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Redbridge cemetery nets Good Funeral Award win

PUBLISHED: 11:00 26 September 2016 | UPDATED: 16:14 26 September 2016

Mohamed Omer pictured with Penny Smith, collected an award at the Good Funeral Awards for which Gardens of Peace won best cemetery. Picture: Jackie King

Mohamed Omer pictured with Penny Smith, collected an award at the Good Funeral Awards for which Gardens of Peace won best cemetery. Picture: Jackie King

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The owners of a cemetery have celebrated a Good Funeral Awards win at the prestigious Porchester Hall in London.

Gardens of Peace, which has two sites across the borough, one in Elmbridge Road, Hainault, and another at Five Oaks Lane, Chigwell, won Best Cemetery of the Year 2016.

Mohamed Omer, a trustee of the charity, attended the event to collect the award from broadcaster and presenter Penny Smith.

He said: “I’m absolutely delighted with the award.

“Competing with cemeteries all over the country it is indeed an honour.

“All the hard work from our dedicated team of management, staff and volunteers has paid off and to be recognised by people from the industry is an accolade we are justly proud of.”


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