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‘I genuinely love my job’

A Liverpool funeral arranger has received national recognition for her work after being chosen as the Co-op Funeralcare Employee of the Year.

Vicky Walmsley, who has worked at Pearson Collinson Funeralcare on Allerton Road since 2011, won the award after being nominated by colleagues.  

The awards recognise colleagues who have brought “Being Co-op” to life and celebrates their achievements. 

Vicky is actively involved in her local community, and recently undertook a community project with local schools producing a DVD called ‘Our year without’, helping teachers to support bereaved children. The judges were impressed by this community project and also by her passion and commitment to Funeralcare and the wider Co-op. 

Vicky said: “The fact I was even nominated is amazing, and no way did I ever think I’d win. I couldn’t do this without my team. I’m so glad this award has come back to Liverpool, it’s like we’re all getting recognised.

 “I can honestly say I genuinely love my job. I love meeting people every day and I love helping people through, for some, the worst time of their life.  I can relate to what people are going through because I’ve been through it myself, and I always treat our families as if they’re an extension of my own.”

PHOTO: Vicky is pictured receiving her award from Co-op Chair Allan Leighton and Chief People Officer Helen Webb

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