November 18, 2021

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Thompson Funerals supporting local environmental initiatives.

Saying goodbye to our loved ones can be so hard. How heartening to think that part of them lives on in the goodwill of the region they called home. Somewhere, not too far away, a living plant finds its feet and settles in for generations worth of service to its community. Just like Thompson Family Funerals itself.

TREES PLANTED

100

Thompson Family Funerals has been helping the district say goodbye to its people since 1918, just after the First World War. A business just doesn’t last that long without a strong connection to the needs and values of the community. It will come as no surprise to learn that Thompson Family Funerals also gives back to the local environment. Most recently Thompson Family Funerals partnered with Fifteen Trees to contribute 100 trees to a regeneration project with Friends of Campbells Creek in the Mount Alexander Shire of Victoria.

 

FoCC working on Lower Lewis Wetland Reserve.

 

The Friends group has a vision to restore their local environment with critical habitat links between reserves. This year they are planting in one of their focus areas for restoration: the little known Lower Lewis Wetland.

This swampy area has delightful small billabongs as well as the main watercourse. Over the years, FoCC have greatly reduced the weed burden and established lots of native plants. It’s now ready for planting several hundred trees, bushes, sedges and grasses!

 

With support from Fifteen Trees and Thompson Family Funerals, we were able to extend our revegetation to cover much more of our riparian wetland area.

As the plants grow, they’ll help exclude weeds, provide habitat for indigenous fauna, sequester CO2 and look beautiful!

Thea King | Secretary |  FoCC

 

We think this has a beautiful synergy with Thompson Family Funerals’ core work. Saying goodbye to our loved ones can be so hard. How heartening to think that part of them lives on in the goodwill of the region they called home. Somewhere, not too far away, a living plant finds its feet and settles in for generations worth of service to its community. Just like Thompson Family Funerals itself.

 

Writer – Sarah Hart.

Sarah is an artist whose passions include the stories and experiences of women and narrative driven creative work. Her aim is to delight, to reveal glimpses of everyday beauty, and to celebrate flights of the ordinary. Sarah works across a range of media, with an abiding interest in pen and ink, mixed media and the human form. You can find Sarah here.

 

 

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