15 Dec 2011

Funeral director who donated his business to charity

From Nine To Noon, 11:21 am on 15 December 2011

Greg Brownless has a diverse CV, which includes school teaching, working as a Contiki tour guide in Europe, and a serving on his local city council in Tauranga. He then started his own funeral-directing business, a career which took him to Thailand after the devastating Boxing Day tsunami. More recently Greg had a stint on Christmas Island, organising the repatriation of the bodies of 30 boat people who drowned there late last year. But, after a long career as an undertaker, Greg decided to give something back. He donated his million-dollar business to charity, founding the Legacy Funerals Charitable Trust - all the profits from his two funeral homes are given back to the Tauranga community.