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Deborah Anne Hoare

(20th March 1962 - 2nd January 2024)

In honor of Debbie’s legacy of love and advocacy for animals, join in supporting the PDSA. Your donation will not only honor Debbie’s memory but will also make a tangible difference in the lives of countless pets in need.

Debbie loved animals and would go to demonstrations and lobby the government with letters and petitions for animal rights.

She adored cats and adopted three kittens.

The first, Gizmo, from an animal shelter, followed by two stray wild brothers from a friend’s garden: Chi Chi, black and white named after the panda, and Monroe, a ginger Tom, named after the singer Michael Monroe of band Hanoi Rocks.

Debbie would take them to the local PDSA whenever they needed veterinary care.

It was the PDSA who, when Chi Chi became ill, diagnosed him with FIV, a type of cat aids, untreatable at that time. Monroe and Gizmo both lived out good, long lives, Gizmo the first and the last, reaching the grand old age of 21.

The PDSA is a charity who care for pets whose owners cannot afford the full cost of veterinary treatment. It is often those without the financial means who love and care for the unwanted, abandoned and abused animals that require treatment, as James Bowen adopted Street Cat Bob which tugged at Debbie’s heart strings.

Thank you for your kindness and generosity. Together, we can continue Debbie’s mission of making the world a better place for all creatures great and small.

Charity Donation In Memory of Deborah Anne Hoare

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Julie & Jen

In memory of our friend Debbie, with love xx

£40.00 + £10.00 Gift Aid



Kathy Aldridge

In memory of a lovely, longstanding friend who loved and fought for the rights of animals. Debbie, I miss you and thank you for the kindness and light you shared. xxx

£25.00 + £6.25 Gift Aid


£25.00 + £6.25 Gift Aid



£110.00 + Gift Aid of £22.50

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A Few Kind Words...

“Thank you for the care and support you gave to us all at the funeral of Annette Streetley, we did appreciate you kindness as we first stepped through the door at your Claygate branch and the days following. I know Tony, Rachel & Andrew were extremely grateful”

David & Betty Wakeford

Dear Chloe,

We just wanted to all thank you and the rest of Alan Greenwood team for providing excellent service for organising and conducting our mother’s funeral – The day went perfectly.


“The family would like to thank you and the whole team at Greenwood’s for your warm and professional service. We were delighted with your attention to detail and the relaxed but respectful manner of the Attendant and Bearers on the day itself. Many of our friends commented on the ‘dignity with lightness of touch’ and said it was one of the best-organised funerals they had attended. It was certainly a very different experience from my father’s funeral twelve years ago, and we shall recommend you wholeheartedly to others.”

Carole Day and Family

“Thank you so much for the care, support, compassion and understanding you showed with helping Chris and us to plan his funeral. You made a very difficult time for us more bearable for which we are very grateful. Thank you also for enabling all Chris’s plans to come to fruition. His ‘send-off’ was exactly what he wanted. Malcolm did a brilliant job too. Thank you, Jane, With love and sincere, thank you.”

Kathy, Samantha, Rosie and all the Sayer Family

“To all that it concerns, thank you seems hardly enough for making our Pops (William Hadaway) day very special with love and dignity from the beginning to the end you all made the day very special as well as his wishes you were there for all the family and made it a bit easier for us all to handle, couldn’t have wished for anything more. Many thanks again.”

Mark Hadaway & family

“Dear Judy,

Thank you for all your hard work and great communication for the arrangement of mum’s funeral. Even though the restrictions limited certain things, everything ran so smoothly. We were able to celebrate mum’s life with a lovely service and great help from you and all at Alan Greenwood funeral services on the day.”

Yvonne and Peter Richardson

“Dear John,

Thank you for the wonderful service, support and help you offered me and the way you looked after my partner Bob, after he passed away.

From the professionalism and courtesy your team showed on that most traumatic moment – taking Bob from our house – to your kindness, and surefooted advice, the recommendation of the Celebrant, and then your kindness in coming to the cremation as well.

It’s been the hardest month or so of my life and yet I was so pleased with how the service went, the wonderful order of service you arranged and helped me with and of course the music as well. Throughout it all you treated me with respect, dignity and gave me such helpful advice. I’m not sure I would have managed well without that. Even more, I can now look back and reflect that the day went well and represented my partner and our love so well.

I think it’s important to thank people when they have done such a great job.”


To Lisa and all at Greenwood’s
Thank you for all the care and professionalism you have shown whilst caring for my Dad.
Thanks also for being so wonderful whilst looking after Diane and me, we are so grateful,
you took the pressure away from us during a very stressful time.

Sally and Diane

“Dear Fran

I just wanted to drop you an email to thank you for all your care and support in the arrangements for my dad, John.

I know that my Mum, Valerie, was most grateful for your support and care, particularly last Friday which was a difficult day for her. Mum said to me that you went over and above in her eyes, making sure she was ok before you would let her leave.

Dad would have highly approved of the day yesterday, and that’s all we could have asked for. It really was the celebration of his life that he would have wanted.

Again, my sincerest thanks and gratitude to you all.”


“Just a note to say a huge thank you to yourself and the wonderful team at Send Greenwoods, they took care of us all yesterday at Les Ingram’s funeral. I’ve really valued your help and support over the last few weeks and the wonderful men yesterday went beyond their ‘call of duty’. They were certainly there at our great time of need. Please pass on my thanks to everyone. I also enclose four more donations. Many thanks again.”

Judith Hookins

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