Have you resolved to get organised this January?

15 January 2019

Written by Director, Gareth Coles: Last week, my blog shared some key findings from the annual Cost of Dying report* published in 2018. It explained why more than half of people who have ever organised a funeral have thought about their own funeral… and why many of those people haven’t got round to doing anything […]

A New Year’s Gift for You

7 January 2019

Written by Director, Gareth Coles: As we look to the year ahead and make resolutions to take stock, get fit and try to save money after the big festive blow out – my blog today is about making sensible decisions about your future… and getting a little something back in the process.If you’re a regular […]

2018 – What a year for Coles Funeral Directors!

31 December 2018

Written by Director, Gareth Coles: What a year for the Coles Team! It has been pretty non-stop as we launched our new Direct Cremation service in January, opened our new premises in Heath, and expanded our fleet with a striking Silver Hearse and Limousines. These landmark changes mean Coles Funeral Directors has been able to […]

From our family to yours – Merry Christmas

23 December 2018

Written by Director, Gareth Coles: I’m in the process of writing a blog about 2018, and what it has meant for my family and all the team at Coles. It has been quite a year. But first, I wanted to say, from my family to yours – Thank you. Thank you for entrusting the care […]

12 ways people remember a loved one during Christmas

21 December 2018

Written by Director of Communications, Francesca Coles: Christmas is of course a time for celebration and spending quality time with friends and family. Just last week we had our team Christmas party at Park House Restaurant in Cardiff, and we all had our Christmas jumpers on for the national day last Friday. It’s been a […]

A generous gift for your family

18 December 2018

Written by Director of Communications, Francesca Coles: This year, perhaps more than most, I’ve been struck by the number of advertisements and campaigns that are advocating the giving of love, kindness, and compassion this Christmas time…In times of economic uncertainty like our current Brexit situation, the trend is to focus on ‘experience giving’ and spending […]

Coles Funeral Directors open for business in Birchgrove

29 November 2018

Written by Director, Gareth Coles: It is with the greatest of pleasures that I can announce Coles Funeral Directors on Heathwood Road, Birchgrove, is open for business! Last night, in front of Coles’ family and friends, Rhian Mannings – founder of the charity 2 Wish Upon a Star – cut the ribbon to officially launch […]

How do you remember your loved ones who are no longer with you?

13 November 2018

Written by Head of Communications, Francesca Coles: Remembrance is defined as ‘the action of remembering something or someone’.  So whether you choose to remember someone by simply taking the time to think about them, looking at old photographs, or actively joining with others in ritual to pay collective respects – at some point, we all […]

Saying ‘Thank You’ to Those Who Died to Save Us

9 November 2018

Written by Head of Communications, Francesca Coles: This Poppy Appeal, The Royal British Legion (who we work closely with here in Cardiff) is leading the Nation in saying ‘Thank You’ to the First World War generation who served, sacrificed and changed our world.With beautiful, poignant Red Poppy installations the focus point for communities across the UK this […]

Caring for Cardiff’s community – in life and in death

26 October 2018

Written by Director, Gareth Coles: Earlier this week we were at Cardiff City Stadium meeting with Care & Nursing professionals from all over Cardiff and the surrounding areas who gathered together for their annual ‘Care Roadshow’. The seminars this year focussed on the significant changes in the sector including funding, recruitment and government policy.Margaret Rooney […]

Break the silence: Miscarriage, stillbirth and infant death

19 October 2018

Written by Head of Communications, Francesca Coles: On Monday at 7pm, we joined the Global Wave of Light that marked the end of Baby Loss Awareness Week. Our candle glowed  as we remembered all the angel babies who never got to go home, or spent all too brief a time with their loving families.The outpouring of […]

A proud moment – Funeral Director of the Year Finalist

15 September 2018

Written by Director, Gareth Coles: This morning I’m travelling to Bournemouth with my wife and Head of Communications Francesca, fellow Funeral Director James Rogers, and Trainee Funeral Director Steven Long. And whatever happens at the Good Funeral Awards ceremony later – I can honestly say I’m really proud of our team and our accomplishments…Being nominated […]