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  Formerly the Embalmer of the Year award, this category now accommodates all aspects of caring for the dead. With a number of finalists, the judges were impressed with the calibre of care and dedication shown towards all those in their care, and some of the testimonials received demonstrate just
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This category had one of the smaller number of finalists, something that the judges found disappointing because the work carried out by APTs is so important. What goes on behind the mortuary doors is clearly still something of a mystery, but the runner up and winner this year are both
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Introduced for the first time this year, the Doula of the Year category is intended to acknowledge the invaluable work done with people approaching the end of their life by those trained as end of life doulas and soul midwives. End of life doulas are non-medical individuals, who help those
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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
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  Another popular category, this year there were 13 finalists reflecting death related events from around the country. It is wonderful to see such diverse and creative ways of encouraging conversation about death in the public domain, and the judges were encouraged to hear about such innovative projects. Again, we
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‘The judges decided to introduce an additional award not listed as a category in the 2017 awards, in response to an entry for the Most Significant Contribution to the Understanding of Death. This award is going to a product which, in the judges’ opinion, will impact positively on the experience
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  Photograph by Jayne Lloyd While it might look like there is a serious game of ‘swapsies’ happening here, the joint winners of The Most Significant Contribution to the Understanding of Death Award 2017 (Lucy Coulbert, left and Liz Rothschild, right) are actually making sure they receive the correct statue
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  Miniature coffins provided by the generous sponsor of this year’s awards, Greenfield Creations  Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.  Over the next week or two,we’ll be publishing on this blog the reasons for the judges’ decisions in choosing the winners and runners up in the 2017 Good Funeral Awards. We’re starting
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  The former editor of the GFG, Louise Winter, brought the packed room at Porchester Hall to their feet at the close of the 2017 Good Funeral Awards with a powerful emotional tribute to the late Jon Underwood. Everyone present joined in a standing ovation in recognition of Jon’s pioneering
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The Good Funeral Awards 2017 sponsored by Greenfield Creations The winners of this year’s Death Oscars were announced at the glittering awards ceremony in London today.   Most Significant Contribution to the Understanding of Death Joint Winners: Liz Rothschild and Lucy Coulbert Runner Up: Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief