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Jonathan Davies of MuchLoved.com MuchLoved, the UK’s best and most ethical memorial website, is ten years old this year, and has facilitated more than £25 million of donations to charities. The award celebrates these achievements together with the unpaid input of co-founder Andy Daniels. Andy Daniels, who founded MuchLoved.com with
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Martin Birch of Thornhill Crematorium, Cardiff This year’s winner is particularly praised for addressing funeral poverty in imaginative ways, not least through participation in the pioneering initiative of the local authority funeral scheme, which challenges the rising cost of funerals, while making the funeral purchase more transparent. Approximately 12% of
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Mohamed Omer from Gardens of Peace Muslim Cemetery Against all the odds the Trustees of the Gardens of Peace have transformed wasteland into a beautiful and sustainable burial ground. The story of the creation of the Gardens of Peace is one of gentle heroism. The shortage of burial space in
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David Homer Nominated by many of the funeral directors he works with, this year’s winner set up his own grave digging business in 2007. David has quickly become the favoured contracted gravedigger for many funeral directors, both corporate and independent, in the Midlands area. Digging by hand, and completing around
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Debbie Western Debbie has a particular personal passion and an unrivalled gift for creating floral displays for funerals. She has supplied flowers for the sendoffs of celebrities. In an outstanding field, Debbie stands out because funeral flowers are her specialism. This is a matter of personal predilection rather than business
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Bereaved families in the Oxford area may be a little less pleased to know that the cost of having a relative cremated at their local Dignity owned crematorium will be £999 from next week onwards. Just a short journey towards London, a cremation at South West Middlesex Crematorium will cost
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Andy Holder Andy is an outstandingly accomplished embalmer whose knowledge and professional skills are matched by his humanity and respect for people who have died. Overwhelming endorsements from many of the funeral directors that he works with were the reason why Andy has been picked as the Embalmer of the
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As if bringing you the #DeathOscars, the Good Funeral Awards, wasn’t quite enough for 2016, we’ve got a few more treats in store for you. In partnership with the National Trust, as part of Life. Death. Whatever. – a month long festival celebrating life, death and everything in between –
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Stevie Glover From a huge field of contenders for this award, this year’s Celebrant of the Year was chosen for her genuine likeability as well as her exceptional professionalism. Highly regarded by fellow deathcare staff and affectionately referred to in the testimonials from families she has helped, Stevie’s caring support up
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Reverend Canon Gill Behenna, Chaplain among Deaf people in the Diocese of Bristol Why did Gill win? ‘The winner of this category was chosen for her outstanding and ground-breaking contribution to the funeral experience of Deaf people. When a member of the Deaf Community passes away, their funeral is often