Written by Claire Robertson, Office Manager: October is synonymous with pumpkins, conkers, and dried foliage – and we have seen some stunning autumnal floral arrangements featuring all three over the years. Gold, brown, red and orange blooms also make fitting tributes at this time of the year, and Dahlia’s in particular are popular right now […]
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Written by Gareth Coles: Throughout September we were actively campaigning to raise awareness about the importance of talking to your loved ones about what you want to happen when you die. Truthfully, it strikes me as strange that in this day and age when we spend months planning for Christmas; when it’s not unusual to take […]
PRESS RELEASE: School children in Cardiff get more out of the holiday with support from local, independent funeral directors
Cardiff, Wales, September 28th 2017| Gareth Coles, director of a local, independent, family business – Coles Funeral Directors – was invited to St Illtyd’s Catholic High School to find out about the adventures the pupils enjoyed during the summer holiday thanks to his generous match funding. Earlier this year, St Cadoc’s Catholic Church promised a […]
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 […]
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 […]