Stay updated: Direct cremations, new funeral plan regulations and beyond

6 September 2022

A blog from Gareth Coles. Over the last few months, we’ve all been faced with new challenges. From the cost-of-living crisis to the ongoing threat of a recession, there has been increased financial pressure impacting our community. Naturally, this is affecting everything from mental health and wellbeing to funeral service trends and how families are […]

How can you beat the April funeral plan price rise?

20 April 2022

Arranging a funeral is a highly emotional experience as you’re dealing with the loss of a loved one. This can be amplified if you’re unsure of the type of service they would like. Research shows that only 11% of people had planned what would happen after they passed away, leaving many families in a state […]

Refer a friend – Planning ahead is better with friends

7 March 2022

We often talk about how planning ahead doesn’t have to be a morbid affair, and we understand that sometimes – like most things in life – it can be easier to do with the support of a friend. That’s why we wanted to reintroduce the Coles refer a friend scheme* where we’ll be offering a […]

Coles takes the Dementia Friendly pledge

4 March 2022

We’re proud to announce that Coles Funeral Directors has taken the Dementia Friendly pledge, helping to ensure our funeral homes are accessible and welcoming for those living with dementia. Living with dementia can bring unique challenges to an individual and their family. Our team certainly have their own experiences of this and with research showing […]

Christmas at the Cathedral with Tŷ Hafan

30 November 2021

We’re proud to announce that Coles Funeral Directors will be sponsoring Tŷ Hafan’s Christmas at the Cathedral on December 2nd. Taking place at Llandaff Cathedral between 7.30pm – 9pm, this will be a festive celebration to remember, all in aid of the Sully-based charity. Hosted by BBC News reporter Lucy Owen, the evening will include […]

Coles Funeral Directors crowned Business Growth Awards winners

1 October 2021

We’re proud to announce that Coles Funeral Directors has been crowned the winner of the Community Support award and was named Highly commended in the Customer Service Excellence category at the Business Growth Awards 2021. As the first funeral directors to be shortlisted for the awards since it was founded in 2016, Coles was recognised […]

Coles Funeral Directors and City Hospice unveil the Bigger Picture in Bute Park

23 August 2021

Family-run Coles Funeral Directors raise over £4,000 for City Hospice between 2020/2021 The final artwork, ‘The Bigger Picture’, created by local artist, Nathan Wyburn has been unveiled in Bute Park The unique artwork features treasured memories from the South Wales community     Coles Funeral Directors and City Hospice unveiled the ‘Bigger Picture’ in Bute […]

Supporting local initiatives in Cardiff – Coles in the Community

28 June 2021

Since the start of the pandemic, we’ve seen community become a key focus. From clapping for the NHS to checking in on neighbours and everything in between, the pandemic has brought people together and we hope that this mentality is here to stay. At Coles, community has always been at the heart of everything we […]

Dying Matters Week 2021 with Coles Funeral Directors – #InAGoodPlace

11 May 2021

Taking place between 10-16 May, Dying Matters returns this week to encourage open and honest conversations around death, dying and bereavement. The theme for 2021 is #InAGoodPlace to die. After a year unlike any other, this may seem like an unusual choice. Many families were left utterly bereft with the loss felt and being in […]

Coles Funeral Directors shortlisted for three Business Growth Awards

28 April 2021

We’re very proud to announce that Coles Funeral Directors has been shortlisted for three awards at the Business Growth Awards 2021.  As the first funeral directors to be shortlisted for the awards since it was founded in 2016, we are finalists in three award categories – Community Support, Innovation and Customer Service. This is thanks […]

Coles Funeral Directors launch third funeral home in Llandaff

12 April 2021

We’re proud to announce that our third funeral home is now officially open in Llandaff, welcoming West Cardiff to our Coles community. Taking up residence at 98 Cardiff Road, we’re embracing the vast history of our new location which, in 1842, was owned by Monumental mason, William Clarke. Made famous in the Cardiff area for […]

The importance of making memories and celebrating life

20 January 2021

With 2020 characterised by so many challenges and 2021 beginning with a national lockdown, recalling happy memories of this time may seem like a big ask. Holidays, birthdays and anniversary celebrations and spending time with our loved ones have all been off-limits. Life as we know it has changed beyond all recognition for the time […]