11 March 2013
Bournemouth To Host Awards Ceremony For The Funeral Industry
Nominations have opened for the second Good Funeral Awards, which will be awarded on 7 September at a glittering ceremony in Bournemouth.
The awards recognise outstanding service to the bereaved.
There are 13 categories including most promising new funeral director, coffin supplier of the year, best alternative hearse and gravedigger of the year.
Anyone wishing to acknowledge excellent service they have experienced at a funeral is eligible to make a nomination by filling in a form at http://goodfuneralawards.co.uk/nominate/
The awards will be part of a weekend of activities from 6-8 September for those wishing to find out more about mortality. It will include lectures, a procession of hearses and death cafés – opportunities to discuss the grim reaper over tea and cake.
In a session sposored by The Green Funeral Company, psychiatrist Dr Ben Sessa, will speak about the use of psychedelic drugs in the care of the terminally ill. Lucy Talbot will give a presentation about memorial tattoos.
The event will be hosted by leading consumer advocacy groups, the Good Funeral Guide, the Natural Death Centre, Green Fuse and Final Fling. The purpose is to penetrate the fog of mystery and misunderstanding that swirls around the funeral industry and spotlight its stars. One day we will need them.
Charles Cowling, author of the Good Funeral Guide, said “Some the nicest, most decent, most professional people in Britain work tirelessly in service of the bereaved. We want to tell their stories and say thank you.”
For more information please call Brian Jenner on 01202 551257. Website here.
ED’S NOTE: You will see that Brian has negotiated really good deals for accommodation at seafront hotels. As last year, this will be a weekend of good fellowship and great networking. More events and speakers to be announced.