What is a Direct Cremation and why are they becoming more popular?

31 January 2024

A direct cremation is a low-cost funeral option which keeps the goodbye simple. They’re steadily growing in popularity across the UK and it’s an option now available with Essentially Coles. So, we wanted to talk about this type of funeral in more detail and give you all the information you need to make an informed […]

Supporting loved ones in their grief 

6 December 2023

Death and loss can be tricky to navigate, especially if you’re supporting someone who has been bereaved. Whether they’re a close friend, family member or even a colleague, people often worry that they’ll say the ‘wrong thing’ or that people need space to grieve. While that may be the case for some, for others, knowing […]

Coles Funeral Directors sponsor Llandaff Village Christmas lights switch-on 2023

7 November 2023

We’re proud to announce that we’re sponsoring Calon Hearts’ Christmas lights switch-on in Llandaff village on Sunday 19th November.   Featuring appearances from Frozen’s Elsa, and Go Compare’s leading man Wynne Evans, it will take place at Llandaff Cathedral Green between 4pm – 7pm, and all funds raised will go to Cardiff-based heart charity, Calon Hearts.  […]

Christmas at the Cathedral with Tŷ Hafan

30 November 2021

We’re proud to announce that Coles Funeral Directors will be sponsoring Tŷ Hafan’s Christmas at the Cathedral on December 2nd. Taking place at Llandaff Cathedral between 7.30pm – 9pm, this will be a festive celebration to remember, all in aid of the Sully-based charity. Hosted by BBC News reporter Lucy Owen, the evening will include […]

Coles Funeral Directors crowned Business Growth Awards winners

1 October 2021

We’re proud to announce that Coles Funeral Directors has been crowned the winner of the Community Support award and was named Highly commended in the Customer Service Excellence category at the Business Growth Awards 2021. As the first funeral directors to be shortlisted for the awards since it was founded in 2016, Coles was recognised […]

Coles Funeral Directors and City Hospice unveil the Bigger Picture in Bute Park

23 August 2021

Family-run Coles Funeral Directors raise over £4,000 for City Hospice between 2020/2021 The final artwork, ‘The Bigger Picture’, created by local artist, Nathan Wyburn has been unveiled in Bute Park The unique artwork features treasured memories from the South Wales community     Coles Funeral Directors and City Hospice unveiled the ‘Bigger Picture’ in Bute […]

Supporting local initiatives in Cardiff – Coles in the Community

28 June 2021

Since the start of the pandemic, we’ve seen community become a key focus. From clapping for the NHS to checking in on neighbours and everything in between, the pandemic has brought people together and we hope that this mentality is here to stay. At Coles, community has always been at the heart of everything we […]

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 […]