Granddaughter launches appeal to recover Nan's funeral plan as Colour My Funeral closes its doors - The Solihull Observer

Granddaughter launches appeal to recover Nan's funeral plan as Colour My Funeral closes its doors

Solihull Editorial 6th Nov, 2017   0

A GRANDDAUGHTER has launched an appeal to get back thousands of pounds her Nan paid to Solihull-based funeral directors Colour My Funeral before it closed its doors last week.

The company, which had offices on Stratford Road in Shirley and Rowood Drive in Solihull, specialised in unconventional funerals for families and friends to remember their loved ones including St George-themed coffins or even ones with an aerial view of a football stadium.

Char Hopwood has launched an appeal on Facebook in hope that social media can help her Nan to claim back £3,500 she paid to Colour My Funeral as part of a funeral plan.

On her Facebook post Char wrote: “Please please I’m begging and I do not ever beg… please read and share… hopefully with the power of social media I can help my Nan.

“My Nan is the kindest sweetest lady you will ever meet and she has been defrauded by a company called Colour My Funeral in Shirley she planned to the T how she wanted things on the day I dread her funeral.

“She has paid £3,500 to these con merchants who have taken my Nan’s money and shut up my Nan is so distressed and upset the girl who she dealt with was a girl called Aimee Hall.

“The other director that is named is Adam Blake.

“If anyone knows these people please contact me I need help in finding these people and getting my Nan’s savings back.

“Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

Char’s post has been shared across the UK more than 3,200 times.

An announcement on the Companies House website, dated October 31, states: “The Registrar of Companies gives notice that, unless cause is shown to the contrary, at the expiration of two months from the above date, the name of Colour My Funeral (Solihull) Limited will be struck off the register and the company will be dissolved.

“Upon dissolution, all properties and rights vested in, or held in trust for, the company are deemed to be bona vacantia and accordingly will belong to the crown.”

Companies House lists Adam Blake as director.

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