Dealing with the death of a loved one can be extremely difficult and the added pressure of planning a funeral can make the experience almost unbearable for some – but this doesn’t have to be the case. We know that planning a funeral has always been a taboo subject in our British culture, with many […]
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We are over the moon to announce that Coles Funeral Directors has been shortlisted in the national Golden Charter Funeral Planner of the Year Awards. The event celebrates the achievements of independent funeral directors throughout the UK who have excelled in areas such as entrepreneurship, environmentalism and innovation. We are a few months away from […]
You spoke and we listened. As many will know, we recently launched The Coles Hub and in order to ensure it becomes a space the whole community can benefit from – we hosted an open day to gather everyone’s views as well as getting feedback through a social media survey which you may have spotted. […]
Written by Director of Communications, Francesca Coles: Thank you so much to everyone who took the time today to come along to our ‘#DyingMatters Community Coffee Morning’ as we launched The Coles Hub from our funeral home in Birchgrove… A special thanks to our award-winning neighbours, Organicafe, for the delicious cake and to all the local […]
PRESS RELEASE: Coles Funeral Directors to launch dedicated Bereavement Hub in the heart of Cardiff during Dying Matters Awareness Week
Cardiff, Wales, 2nd May 2019 | Later this month the Coles Funeral Directors team is taking on the challenging task of getting the people of Cardiff talking about death as part of the ‘Are We Ready?’ Dying Matters campaign. On Friday 17th May 2019 (9:30-12:30), Coles Funeral Directors is holding a Community Coffee Morning to mark the opening […]
Written by Director, Gareth Coles: Over the last few weeks we’ve been talking about the ‘D-word’ and how to bring it up in conversation. Today I wanted to signpost some more useful resources and invite you to talk to us about what happens when you die. Even if your family or friends aren’t quite ready […]
Written by Director of Communications, Francesca Coles: Following on from my last blog on the best way to start talking about death with your loved ones (which in short, is to think about and share your own ‘good death’ story), today I’ve put together some questions that might help nurture the conversation. Before we begin, […]
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 […]
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’, […]