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Fran Hall
There’s a tremendously interesting publication from the University of Dundee by researcher Ruth Bickerton and Dr. Carlo Morelli which we’ve been reading over the last few days.  It came out earlier this year, and is called Funeral Poverty in Dundee – Funeral Link Evaluation. It’s about Funeral Link, a charity set
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We are privileged to be able to publish a guest blog from Tracy Douthwaite today. Tracy works providing training and talks about mental health awareness and wellbeing. Her husband Steve is pictured above, in his garden last summer. Steve died earlier this year, and Tracy found finding a funeral director a
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There’s a beautiful little video on Death Cafe’s website celebrating eight years since the first Death Cafe took place in London. Watch it here. In the eight years since our friend Jon and his mum, Sue held the very first Death Cafe, more than 9,200 Death Cafes have been held,
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Every now and then the GFG gets an invitation that it can’t turn down. Being invited to be involved in a research project exploring what matters to people when it comes to funerals was just such an invitation. We were delighted to help in a very small way, and it
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The GFG is downing tools today in solidarity with everyone taking part in Global Climate Strike Day. Young climate strikers are calling on everyone to join massive climate strikes and a week of climate justice actions starting on 20th September. People all over the world will use their power to
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  Photo by Fox Fisher On today’s blog, we are delighted to introduce Guild member Ash Hayhurst, who has written an excellent guide for anyone who is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer and concerned about their future funeral arrangements, and for family and friends who might be involved. More
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Less than two weeks to go now until Be Better, our fabulous event in Stratford-upon-Avon showcasing the work of some of the UK’s most renowned modern undertakers. Be Better is an opportunity for everyone to come and hear how funerals can be beautiful and meaningful without costing the earth –
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We thought it was about time to share something with GFG blog readers. It’s a story that’s been running for a while, but today seems like a really good day to put it in the public domain. This week, we made a third party observation to the Intellectual Property Office
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We continue to publish the very important observations from funeral directors in response to the invitation from the Funeral Service Consumer Standards Review to make contact, and have great pleasure in adding the contribution from Jo Williamson, of Albany Funerals.   Dear Mr Shand Smith, It has come to my
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Today we have the pleasure of publishing a letter from Jo Vassie, of Higher Ground Family Funerals, which was sent to the Competition and Markets Authority a few weeks ago. We thought that the Funeral Service Consumer Standards Review might also find it interesting reading.    Dear Sirs, I’m am