Changing the tune at UK funerals
The traditional sombre service – sorrowful mourners shrouded in black listening to weighty readings - is becoming less and less common. And as social conventions surrounding funerals relax, one of the biggest changes has been the range of music now heard at services.
Dying Matters Awareness Week: What Can You Do?
The Dying Matters Awareness Week focus in 2017 is ‘What Can You Do?’ with the aim of encouraging people to get more proactive in planning for their own death and offering support to friends, family and those in the community experiencing bereavement.
Six of the world’s most visited gravesides
Some cemeteries attract hundreds of visitors every year interested in their history, architecture and the famous people buried there. The graves of these six departed celebrities have become magnets for curious tourists and adoring fans alike.
Local funeral directors - a comforting arm when you need them
Death is still such a taboo for British people and recent surveys have shown that more than 80% of us have never spoken to our loved ones about our own end of life plans. Whether it’s our own death or the death of a loved one, we don’t want to think about it however the reality is, it can be made more bearable by having a plan in place. Less than 1% of people who planned funerals for their loved ones in the last four years knew their wishes therefore by thinking about the send-off you want, this will give you added peace of mind and also provide your loved ones with extra comfort at an already difficult time.
How having a valid Will in place can make life easier for your loved ones
Whether it’s writing or updating your Will, many of us don’t get around to making arrangements for the future. We take a look at how having a valid Will in place can make life easier for the ones we leave behind.