This week, Kate Clark from Pushing Up the Daisies, shares her experience and tips for care after death at home. Kate has experience of caring for family members at home after death and also brings her expertise as a nurse. She reminds us: “caring for someone at home after death isn’t anything new, rather it’s a […]
What’s Princess Diana got to do with the rise of celebrants in the UK? This week, friend of Final Fling, Ken West (pictured with wife Anne) – the UK’s authority on natural burial grounds – shares his knowledge, experience and personal views about the emergence of celebrants in the UK. Ken’s been involved in over […]
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.
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.
Home funerals are making a comeback as the best way of saying goodbye. A home funeral is at the opposite end of the spectrum to the pomp and circumstance of Victorian funerals.
If you need help to organise a funeral or you’re thinking ahead about your own wishes, we’ve lots of ways to help from first steps when someone dies to winding up an Estate.
So who does what at a funeral? There are various roles that we expand on elsewhere. This is your at-a-glance guide: Remember, you don’t have to use ANY professionals. There is nothing to stop you doing all this yourself if you’d rather. Funeral Directors : takes care of arranging the funeral from collection of the […]
As the Baby Boomers age and shuffle up the front of the church, there are fewer people electing for old school black tie and top hat affairs for funerals. Jeans are fine. Casual outdoor is fine. Colourful clothing is fine. Speaking your own words. Walking your own path. Carrying the coffin is an act of honouring […]
If you want a religious service, ministers, priests, imams, rabbis and other faith leaders will talk to you to get to know the person and conduct a ceremony that is in keeping with their faith system.