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 donation of £750 to St Illtyd’s Catholic High School to provide day trips, activities, and food parcels for school children during the long six week summer holiday period. When Gareth Coles heard about this donation arranged by Father Brian Gray, he jumped at the opportunity to extend his support to the Catholic community by match funding with a further £750, bringing the total to £1,500. He explains:

“Situated just along the road from our Funeral Home, St Illtyd’s Catholic High School is school for many of our customers’ children and by funding day trips and group activities – we hoped to help those families make the most of their summer holidays together. It was great to visit the school, meet Mrs Jarvis the Headteacher at the school, and hear all about the adventures that the children got up to this summer!”

Formally Rumney Funeral Home, Coles Funeral Directors is particularly well known to people in Llanrumney, Rumney and Old St. Mellon’s – not just for caring for the bereaved, but for supporting community projects and initiatives as well. Indeed, the company has recently become the proud and sole sponsor for Llanrumney Rugby Club’s 1st team.

In 2016 the company rebranded to Coles Funeral Directors to better reflect its family values and the fact that the team services communities across Cardiff and the surrounding areas. In addition to the new name, the company also acquired a new state of the art facility to support the operational needs of the business, and to be able to facilitate all the religious needs of Cardiff’s diverse community.

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About Coles Funeral Directors
With people from all walks of life, cultures and religions proud to call Cardiff home, Coles Funeral Directors is dedicated to serving this diverse community and delivering bespoke services to ensure each and every funeral is the perfect reflection of the life of the deceased. Professional, independent and family-run, Coles’ innovative and flexible business is at the forefront of the funeral industry in South Wales, delivering traditional religious ceremonies, woodland and eco funerals, and all types of humanist and celebration of life services. Coles Funeral Directors also provides tailored pre-planning and pre-paid funeral plans and has won Golden Charter’s Funeral Planner of the Year two-years running (2015 & 2016) for its pre-need work.

Regulated by the National Association of Funeral Directors, Coles Funeral Directors rigorously follows their code of conduct demonstrating its commitment to raising standards in the funeral and death care industry in Cardiff and the surrounding areas. Find out more:

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