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Amanda Woodward of Tamworth Co-operative Funeral Service Tamworth Co-operative Funeral Service is leading the way in working with their local community to understand the myriad of emotions and potential difficulties they may have to endure during a bereavement. Around six years ago, the company took the bold decision to invest
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Sandy Weatherburn accepting the award on behalf of Dawn Thompson of Claret Catering What sets Dawn apart is her vocation to create and cater for appropriate and meaningful funeral after-parties. Dawn is unusual among caterers in having a special calling to cater for funeral after-parties – wakes, teas, call them
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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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The verdict? It was a good day out! The partying vicars above certainly looked like they were enjoying themselves. There are likely to be a lot of local news stories appearing round the country as the winners of a Good Funeral Award 2016 celebrate their recognition by their peers, and
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Guest post by Ruth Phelps of www.borca.co.uk I opened my stall on Norwich Market in January 2016 and stock sustainably-resourced willow, green ash and rush baskets from household laundry baskets to bike and log and picnic hampers and much more. I additionally stock Fairtrade baskets from Palestine and seek to
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Ru’s opening words to the assembled guests struck a chord with many who were there, so we thought we’d put them on the blog for the whole world to read. Over to you Rupert. “Welcome everyone to the Good Funeral Awards 2016! It started off, as so many good things
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Guest post by Ian Strang and James Dunn, Directors of Funeralbooker ‘Dear all, For those of you who haven’t come across Funeralbooker before, we are a website which helps connect people with the best funeral director for them. When we decided to set up Funeralbooker and were researching the market,
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The judges’ desks are looking not dissimilar to this… Finally, we can reveal the successful contenders who have made The Long List for the 2016 Good Funeral Awards  This year we have received more nominations than ever before, and with 24 categories, there are over 170 individuals or companies who will
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Fresh out of the box and ready for reading, here’s the e-book that is essential for the library of anyone with an interest in anything funereal. Or actually anyone with an interest in life. Enough said. Published today. Buy it here.  
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Guest post by Howard Hodgson   THE FASHION OF DEATH ALWAYS FOLLOWS THE FASHION OF LIFE. ‘In the midst of life we are but in death, of whom may we seek for succour but thee oh Lord, who for our sins art justly displeased’ are words that most of us