Our community events

People are at the heart of everything we do as a company and as a family. We support grieving families and individuals across Essex and Suffolk and see first-hand how important their communities are as they offer support, joy, friendship and so much more.

Every one of our local branches is based in a local community serving the people who live and work there. Their communities are our communities. And so we want to do as much as we can to support those causes and groups, as they celebrate life, and do some truly great work.

Each year, we ask our work family to nominate and vote for a charity of the year for the entire Hunnaball Family Funeral Group to focus on. For 2023, they chose to support Mid & North East Essex Mind, and Suffolk Mind, who do invaluable work in the areas covered by our branches.

And every local team, in each branch across Essex and Suffolk, is also involved in supporting a host of local charities, clubs and organisations which are close to their hearts.

If you are interested in supporting any of these events, please contact your local branch.

Here is a taste of what our amazing people will be supporting in 2023:

March 2023

19th All our branches mark Mothering Sunday

23rd Our Memorials Department supports the unveiling of the Stanway Covid Memorial

26th Sudbury Symphony Orchestra Concert, St Peter & St Paul’s Church, Lavenham

30th Geo. Paskell team participates in Acorn Village tree planting

April 2023

7th – 10th All our branches mark Easter

22nd Fundraising Concert, St Botolph’s Church, for Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals

22nd The Big Sleep Out, Colchester Castle

May 2023

6th All our branches mark the Coronation of King Charles III

6th West Mersea Lions Coronation Celebrations

14th Janet C Davies Braintree, Light A Candle service, St Mary’s Church, Bocking

19th Our Ipswich branches support Brave Futures Afternoon Tea event

20th Braintree Male Voice Choir – 50th Anniversary Concert, Christ Church, Braintree

15th – 21st our branches will support Mid & North East Essex Mind and Suffolk Mind during Mental Health Awareness Week

June 2023

3rd Our team will compete in the Brave Futures Dragon Boat Race, Ipswich Marina

10th Braintree Male Voice Choir Concert with Dunmow Big Voices, St Mary’s Church, Dunmow

18th All our branches mark Father’s Day

July 2023

2nd Sudbury Symphony Orchestra Concert, St Gregory’s Church, Sudbury

8th Tendring Hundred Show

August 2023

6th Colchester and Stanway branches support St Helena Hospice Dedicate a Daisy event

September 2023

2nd Hunnaball 40th Anniversary Work Family Event

9th Geo. Paskell of Manningtree support Acorn Village Corporate Challenge

29th Our branches will host MacMillan Coffee Mornings (precise dates to be confirmed)

October 2023

7th Geo. Paskell of Manningtree Light A Candle service. 11am St Mary & St Michael’s Church, Mistley

10th Mid & North East Essex Mind Firewalk, Writtle College University, Chelmsford

13th Colchester Archaeological Trust permanent memorial unveiling, at Colchester Cemetery.

14th Hunnaball of Ipswich Light A Candle service. St Mary & St Botolph’s Church, Whitton.

28th Braintree Male Voice Choir Concert, St Paul’s Church, Cressing Road, Braintree

November 2023

12th All our branches mark Remembrance Sunday

18th Colchester Light A Candle service, St James the Great, East Hill, Colchester

25th J K May Light A Candle service, 10am-Noon, West Mersea Free Church, 32 Mill Road, CO5 8RJ

26th Sudbury Symphony Orchestra, 6.30 pm, Lavenham Church, CO10 9RZ

December 2023

Throughout December our branches invite you to visit to Name A Star on our Christmas trees

Witham branch supports Forever Finley Name A Star Christmas tree – White Elm Garden Centre

2nd Braintree Male Voice Choir Christmas Concert with Lyons Hall School, Christ Church, Braintree

9th Braintree Male Voice Choir, Rayne Christmas Tree Festival, All Saints Church, Rayne

14th St Helena Hospice Light Up A Life, in the Hospice Garden. 6:30-8pm.

March 2024

10th Mothering Sunday

24th Sudbury Symphony Orchestra Concert

June 2024

16th Father’s Day

30th Sudbury Symphony Orchestra Concert

November 2024

10th Remembrance Sunday commemorated by all of our branches in the communities they serve

11th Remembrance Day silence will be observed in all of our branches and hubs

24th Sudbury Symphony Orchestra Concert

December 2024

Throughout December our branches invite you to visit to Name A Star on our Christmas trees