What is collective grief?

16 July 2024

Take a deep breath. We know it’s been an overwhelming few weeks and months even, with much of the media covering the tragic and untimely deaths of several celebrities, most recently of Dr. Michael Mosley. Shortly before that news, rugby fans and the MND community were left saddened at the passing of Leeds Rhino and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Coles Funeral Directors launch feel-good charity fundraiser for City Hospice

17 December 2020

Family-run business, Coles Funeral Directors is on a mission to raise £10,000 this winter for its charity partner, City Hospice, with the launch of its #CreateShareRemember campaign in collaboration with local artist, Nathan Wyburn. With all monies raised going towards the hospice’s ‘Recovery Fund’ to ensure its palliative nurse team can continue providing incredible care […]

Coles Funeral Directors crowned Family Business of the Year

19 November 2020

We’re delighted to announce that Coles Funeral Directors has been crowned the ‘Family Business of the Year’ at the sixth annual Cardiff Business Awards. Hosted by Jamie Owen, the virtual ceremony took place on November 13th and included 46 local companies who were named as finalists in this year’s highly anticipated awards. With a record-breaking number […]

Coming Together for Baby Loss Awareness Week

6 October 2020

Returning for its 18th year this October, Baby Loss Awareness Week runs annually to raise awareness around pregnancy and infant death in the UK. When this week begins, we usually see an outpouring of solidarity, love and care for the angel babies who were never able to go home and the families who are experiencing […]

Coles hosts first virtual coffee morning

4 August 2020

Human connection – it’s a powerful thing. Over the last few months, we’ve all recognised how isolating it can feel without face-to-face contact or a hug from our loved ones when we need it most. We know how important it is to stay in touch, using whatever digital means possible, and throughout the pandemic, we’ve […]

Education programme launched to talk about death and dying

31 January 2020

Cardiff-based Coles Funeral Directors has recently launched its bespoke education programme, helping school children in South Wales to talk about death, dying and coping with bereavement. Delivered at The Coles Bereavement Hub in Birchgrove, the programme covers topics including the language used around death/dying; coping with bereavement and grief; cultural celebrations of death and ultimately, […]

Coping with the loss of a parent at Christmas

29 November 2019

With the festive season fast approaching, it can be difficult to cope with loss and the grief that follows, especially if it’s your first Christmas without a parent. We know that this may change your approach to the holidays and your annual traditions, but no matter how you choose to celebrate (or not), it’s important […]

Life, death and everything in between: what being death positive means

29 November 2019

“Why are there a zillion websites and references to being sex positive and nothing for being death positive?” That was the question Caitlin Doughty, founder of ‘The order of the Good Death’, found herself asking before she decided that it was time to change the way we think about death. This led her to bring […]

Mental health and grief: a complicated combination

16 October 2019

The death of a loved one can impact your life in many ways, leaving you feeling as though your world has been turned upside down. Loss affect us all in different ways, especially with regards to mental health and it’s important that you take extra care of yourself during this time. After losing an important […]