Friend of Final Fling, artist Gina Czarnecki, is chuffed that her plan to commission 25 coffins to inspire thinking about death has been funded, thanks to Arts Council England & Lottery Ticket-buyers.
Best Green Funeral Directors
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.
Death of a parent and support for children
Thanks to our friends at Winston’s Wish for sharing their thoughts on how to offer a child support around the death of a parent.
SunLife Cost of Dying Report 2014
The SunLife ‘Cost of Dying’ report is out for 2014. Here are their findings:
Latest research reveals the total cost of dying in the UK has risen over 10% in the last year. The cost of dying now averages £8,427. This is seven times higher than the cost of living.
Kicking the Bucket festival
Oxford will be facing a matter of life and death next month when the taboo subject of death is thrust firmly into the spotlight by the Kicking the Bucket Festival.
Coffins + caskets
Mahogany and brass no longer dominate the world of coffins + caskets. Cardboard, wicker, chipboard, banana leaf, cocostick, jute, wool, bamboo, wild pineapple; earth sleepers and ecopods; hand painted, designer and artist created; in your team colours, featuring a favourite photograph, printed with sunflowers, wicker caskets with wildflowers woven through, or scribbled with good wishes […]