Written by Director of Communications, Francesca Coles: If you read Gareth’s blog last week, you’ll have probably sensed his frustration that people (even those close to our family of funeral directors!) find it so difficult to discuss end of life, death care, and funeral preferences with their loved ones. We find it difficult – because […]
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Written by Director, Gareth Coles: Have you seen the TV ad about our nation’s inability to talk about the ‘M-word’? Partnering with Relate, Lloyds Bank is currently leading the way in de-stigmatising conversations about money, and encouraging everyone to find the words to push through the awkwardness and have ‘difficult’ conversations with loved ones. The […]
Written by Director of Communications, Francesca Coles: Yesterday, it was the Spring Equinox – and in just over a week we’ll be enjoying longer days and shorter nights as the clocks go back (even if that does mean losing an hour of sleep on Mothers’ Day of all days!). Traditionally the time of ‘new beginnings’, […]
PRESS RELEASE: Coles Funeral Directors holds community Coffee & Cake morning to support Time to Talk Day
On Thursday 7th February, Coles Funeral Directors held a community Coffee & Cake morning at its new funeral home in Birchgrove as part of the nation-wide push to get people talking more openly about mental health. Well-attended by the Coles team, residents, local business people and local councillors Graham Hinchey (below right) and Lyn Hudson […]
Written by Director, Gareth Coles: My blogs so far this month have been about the financial reasons for taking out a funeral plan – and the key reason most people haven’t done so yet: “they just haven’t got round to it!” But today, I’d like to share some insights that demonstrate why getting organised and […]
Written by Director of Communications, Francesca Coles: Tomorrow, 25thJanuary, is St Dwynwen’s Day and in just a couple of weeks it will be St Valentine’s Day. For widows and widowers, or those grieving their partner in life, these days can be a painful reminder of your loss – which is why each year around this […]
Written by Director, Gareth Coles: Last week, my blog shared some key findings from the annual Cost of Dying report* published in 2018. It explained why more than half of people who have ever organised a funeral have thought about their own funeral… and why many of those people haven’t got round to doing anything […]
Written by Director, Gareth Coles: As we look to the year ahead and make resolutions to take stock, get fit and try to save money after the big festive blow out – my blog today is about making sensible decisions about your future… and getting a little something back in the process. If you’re a […]
Written by Director, Gareth Coles: What a year for the Coles Team! It has been pretty non-stop as we launched our new Direct Cremation service in January, opened our new premises in Heath, and expanded our fleet with a striking Silver Hearse and Limousines. These landmark changes mean Coles Funeral Directors has been able to […]
Written by Director, Gareth Coles: I’m in the process of writing a blog about 2018, and what it has meant for my family and all the team at Coles. It has been quite a year. But first, I wanted to say, from my family to yours – Thank you. Thank you for entrusting the care […]