This year there were nine contenders for this award, illustrating the growth in useful information available for bereaved people on the internet.
The judges decided that, while price comparison sites and information sites about options available for funerals are all welcome contenders as finalists, this year they wanted to acknowledge two more specifically tailored sites for their work.
The runner up in this category is a not for profit organisation run by volunteers for a particular group in our society, offering full access to a specialist support network both before death occurs and at the time of bereavement. With around 50,000 visits to the website each year, this service is growing rapidly and serving the needs of many veteran’s families around the UK.
The winner in this category is an innovative platform created by a charity that is designed to enable bereaved young people to have a safe place to remember the person who died, as well as addressing their feelings and emotions. This is hugely valuable, and will undoubtedly have a real impact on the emotional health and wellbeing of thousands of young people worldwide.
The winner is Nelson’s Journey Youth Panel’s Smartphone APP
Runner up: Veterans Bereavement Support Services
Photograph by Jayne Lloyd
Category Sponsor: Much Loved
The 2017 Good Funeral Awards were generously sponsored by Greenfield Creations