Written by Gareth Coles: If you read the Echo, you may have read Cardiff pensioner Glenys Burrows’ tragic story of how her home in Ely was burgled while she slept, and the money she had been saving to pay for her funeral was stolen. It really touched us here at Coles and we simply had to […]
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Written by Claire Robertson: September is here and so is the chill in the air here in Cardiff! It’s officially the start of autumn; the time when plants and flowers begin to bear fruit and harvest begins. This means that when it comes to funeral flowers in September, there is an abundance of in season, British […]
Written by Gareth Coles: Today marks the end of Organ Donation Week 2017 – the subject of a great deal of discussion in the British media about the importance of organ donation and letting your loved ones know how you feel about it. The biggest headline this week was the story about the donated organs […]
Written by Gareth Coles: Dubbed the ‘Oscars of the Funeral Trade’ ( or Death Oscars), today I have the pleasure of accompanying James Rogers at the Good Funeral Awards at Porchester Hall in London. James is a finalist in the Funeral Arranger of the Year category, having been nominated for the tremendous work he does […]
Press Release: Cardiff Funeral Director named Funeral Arranger of the Year Finalist at ‘Death Oscars’ 2017
Cardiff, Wales, September 6th, 2017| James Rogers of independent Cardiff firm, Coles Funeral Directors, is up for the prestigious title of ‘Funeral Arranger of the Year 2017’ at the Good Funeral Awards – dubbed ‘the Death Oscars’ (or the Oscars of the funeral trade). Now in its sixth year, the Good Funeral Awards were set […]
Written by Claire Robertson: On Thursday we’ll be supporting Team Leader and Funeral Arranger of the Year Finalist, James Rogers, at the Good Funeral Awards in Porchester Hall, London! So here’s a short interview with James which explains a little bit about his experiences in the funeral industry, and what it means to be recognised […]
Written by Gareth Coles: We read about Glenys’ ordeal on Wales Online and saw that her funeral fund had been stolen from her home whilst she slept. We are delighted to say that we have arranged to meet with Glenys with an offer to contribute to her funeral and give her some peace of mind […]
Written by Director, Gareth Coles: Cremation Around three quarters of all funerals in the UK are now cremations. They can work out slightly cheaper than a burial, particularly as the funeral service can be held at the crematorium itself, which is increasingly popular for non-religious families. Your loved one’s ashes will be ready for collection after […]
Written by Claire Robertson: Lilies are symbolic of death but the strong associations with the Christian faith (purity, holiness and innocence) might mean that you’re looking for an alternative bloom to feature in any floral tributes for a humanist funeral ceremony. Humanist ceremonies, generally speaking, are a celebration of the life of the deceased and […]
Written by Gareth Coles It is my absolute pleasure to announce that James Rogers is a Good Funeral Awards 2017 Finalist in the category of Funeral Arranger of the Year. James has 15+ years’ experience in the funeral industry, and has been a Funeral Director for over a decade. He joined the Coles Funeral Directors team […]