I’ve literally just arrived home from applauding the Good Funeral Awards winners at the annual awards ceremony in London. A mighty fine day and lovely to see so many friends. Well done Fran Hall!
Anyone for tea and sympathy? The Observer asks the question and highlights the work of Death Cafes, Final Fling, the rise of death doulas and the Ideal Death Show – all working to embrace death and dying – the last taboo.
That’s it. A small ask that means a whole lot to us. Nominations close 7 August 2015. Read more and nominate us.
For Dying Matters Awareness Week, we thought it would be good to introduce a Funeral Director. We’ve chosen Lucy Jane who started the Individual Funeral Company in Oxford only 15 months ago. Find Lucy and funeral directors near you on our Marketplace.
In the last few days of the year, let’s celebrate winners – this time the Best Green Funeral Directors award, which went to Gordon and Alison Tulley of Respect Green Funerals. This was awarded by the Association of Green Funeral Directors at the Good Funeral Awards. We spoke to Gordon and Alison about their award and the work they do.
Still on highlights of the year… Best Alternative Funeral Hearse Award went to Clare Brookes and and Michelle Orton who run VW Funerals. A VW hearse… way to go! I asked Clare about winning the Good Funeral Award, why they think they won and how they got into this line of work.
Recapping on highlights of the year, today we’re celebrating Tracy O’Leary of Woodland Wishes winning Green Funeral Directors of the Year. We asked Tracy about the award, what she does and why.
Earlier this year, Wallace Stuart funeral directors won the award for “Most Promising New Funeral Directors 2014”. We asked Lel and Sarah why them and asked what they’ve learned so far.
It’s that time again. The Good Funeral Awards nomination process is underway. Nominations close 1 August 2014. Please nominate Final Fling!
6 months after its launch, in September 2012, Final Fling won the title for Most Outstanding Contribution to Understanding Death at the Good Funeral Awards 2012.
Barbara Chalmers, Founder of Final Fling, picks up an award at the Good Funeral Awards, 2012 for Most Outstanding Contribution to Understanding Death in the Media