“I am the chairman of a thriving weekly community forum called Croydon One Postcode. We have significant community involvement from various CEOS, businesses as well as bereaved families, church leaders, politicians, key community charities and many more.
I am writing to thank Chris Roe who has represented the Rowland Brothers on many levels. The impact he has made in the community of Croydon has been so significant that, in a meeting on the 6th November 2020, a key community leader stated that if anything happened to a loved one of theirs, they would not only contact Rowland Brothers to organise the funeral, but that they would also want Chris and his team to be closely involved with their bereavement aftercare.
Many organisations were previously only aware of Rowland Brothers regarding funerals;, but so many people have now become aware of the Rowland Brothers Foundation bereavement aftercare part of the organisation. Bereavement and Trauma support is extremely necessary in these times of COVID 19 and during tragic times of serious youth violence in Croydon. Thanks to Chris’ very effective community networking, Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor of London, was very keen to know more about the Bereavement Support offered by the Rowland Brothers Foundation, as are many other community organisations and a growing number of churches in the area.
I want to say a massive thank you to Rowland Brothers; at least three parents who have lost their children to knife crime spoke highly of the services offered by yourselves, and have formed trusting relationships with Chris.
Again, I cannot express my appreciation enough.”
– Anthony King, Chairman, Croydon One Postcode Community Forum