A FUNERAL service has won an award for being a ‘top funeral planner’ in East Yorkshire.

Barnsley funeral director Hammerton’s Funeral Service, based in Barnsley Road, Goldthorpe, was given the award at this year’s Funeral Planner of the Year Awards, run by funeral plan provider Golden Charter.

Jane Hammerton, owner of Hammerton’s Funeral Service, said: “It’s a real honour to win the prestigious Funeral Planner of the Year award. Our team work exceptionally hard at getting the details right because sometimes the smallest things make the biggest difference to families.”

Suzanne Grahame, chief executive of Golden Charter, said: “We’re delighted to recognise the invaluable service the team from Hammerton’s delivers for the community.”

In addition to the Funeral Planner of the Year accolade, the Woodland Trust has dedicated trees on behalf of Hammerton’s Funeral Directors, which are to be planted locally at Birdwell Woods in recognition of the company’s achievement.