What is a Direct Cremation and why are they becoming more popular?

31 January 2024

A direct cremation is a low-cost funeral option which keeps the goodbye simple. They’re steadily growing in popularity across the UK and it’s an option now available with Essentially Coles. So, we wanted to talk about this type of funeral in more detail and give you all the information you need to make an informed […]

Supporting loved ones in their grief 

6 December 2023

Death and loss can be tricky to navigate, especially if you’re supporting someone who has been bereaved. Whether they’re a close friend, family member or even a colleague, people often worry that they’ll say the ‘wrong thing’ or that people need space to grieve. While that may be the case for some, for others, knowing […]

Coles Funeral Directors sponsor Llandaff Village Christmas lights switch-on 2023

7 November 2023

We’re proud to announce that we’re sponsoring Calon Hearts’ Christmas lights switch-on in Llandaff village on Sunday 19th November.   Featuring appearances from Frozen’s Elsa, and Go Compare’s leading man Wynne Evans, it will take place at Llandaff Cathedral Green between 4pm – 7pm, and all funds raised will go to Cardiff-based heart charity, Calon Hearts.  […]

Coles Funeral Directors expands Rumney premises

2 August 2023

Cardiff-based Coles Funeral Directors has announced a significant investment in Rumney this week, creating several new jobs in the area and doubling the size of its funeral home. Established nearly two decades ago, Rumney was Coles Funeral Directors’ first funeral home in the city so holds a special place in the heart of managing director, […]

Coles Funeral Directors unveils a Wall of Reflection in support of Marie Curie

27 March 2023

Cardiff-based Coles Funeral Directors showed its support for Marie Curie in marking the UK National Day of Reflection by hosting a community-focused event at its Birchgrove funeral home.  Created as a day to remember loved one’s lost, support those who are grieving, and encourage connection within the community, the National Day of Reflection (23 March) […]

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 […]