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Cheryl Yarwood – Three Minute Interview

Cheryl Yarwood, Managing Director of Secure Haven answers a few questions for the Funeral Services Times.

Cheryl Yarwood, Managing Director of Secure Haven answers a few questions for the Funeral Services Times.

Cheryl Yarwood, Managing Director of Secure Haven answers a few questions for the Funeral Services Times.

  • Describe Yourself in Three Words. Honest, Caring, Busy.

 

  • What is your Earliest Memory? Winning fancy dress competitions at Pontins – my nan and mum were great seamstresses, even with crepe paper,

 

  • When you were at School. What did you want to be and Why? In Primary School a long distance lorry driver… No idea why.

 

  • What was the first Album you bought? The Bay City Rollers… I was very Young and impressionable.

 

  • If you could have dinner with one person, who would it be and Why? Gordon Ramsey, He could sit and Talk, I could sit on the other side of the granite top and have a night off.

 

  • What is the Best advice you have been given? We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.

 

  • What is your Next Goal in Life? To make a success of Secure Haven, Helping people deal with their grief after losing a loved one.

 

  • What is your Personal Mantra? Don’t believe the naysayers… ‘You can’t do that!’ I say ‘Why Not Try?’

 

  • As the new face in the Funeral Sector, tell us about Secure Haven? Paul and I set up Secure Haven to help the recently bereaved cope with the emotional trauma following cremation. We collect from funeral directors and store treasured ashes if they cannot care for them and families need more time before they fulfil any final wishes. At our barn in Margaretting we store urns of ashes in ‘Secure Niches’ – custom – build wooden storage cabinets – with respect and sensitivity for as long as needed. Family and Friends are welcome to visit.

 

  • What are your plans for the rest of the year? We are spending all our time working with the Secure Haven team to get the business established.

 

  • What is the Most Important Thing your job has taught you? That nothing can be achieved without hard work.