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The Coles Hub is Officially Open in Rhiwbina , Cardiff
17 May 2019
A special thanks to our award-winning neighbours, Organicafe, for the delicious cake and to all the local councillors who stopped by to support this new venture (before heading to present Dame Shirley Bassey with her Freedom Honour!) We took the opportunity to ask everyone who joined us how they could see themselves, and their families, friends and […]
Coles Funeral Directors to launch dedicated Bereavement Hub in the heart of Cardiff during Dying Matters Awareness Week
2 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 of a new Bereavement Hub at […]
Are you ready? We are. Because Dying Matters.
30 April 2019
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 to talk about death – […]
The life-and-death talk we all need to have
24 April 2019
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, it’s really important that if you’re going […]
Why do we find it so difficult to talk about death… and money?
9 April 2019
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 ‘D-word’ (dying) is just as […]
A solution to the most common issues faced by grieving families
29 January 2019
Written by Director, Gareth Coles: My blogs so far this month have been about the financial reasons for taking out a funeral plan – and the key reason most people haven’t done so yet: “they just haven’t got round to it!” But today, I’d like to share some insights that demonstrate why getting organised and […]
Looking for an unusual Valentine’s Gift?
24 January 2019
Written by Director of Communications, Francesca Coles: Tomorrow, 25thJanuary, is St Dwynwen’s Day and in just a couple of weeks it will be St Valentine’s Day. For widows and widowers, or those grieving their partner in life, these days can be a painful reminder of your loss – which is why each year around this […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Is there a Funeral Price War raging – and if so, who started it?
7 September 2018
Written by Director, Gareth Coles: Over the summer you may have been made aware of the considerable turmoil in the funeral industry at the moment… Well, behind the scenes here at Coles we’ve been pulling out all the stops to campaign on your behalf for fairer funeral prices for all – and wanted to share […]
Pride in Our City
29 August 2018
Written by Head of Communications, Francesca Coles: This Bank Holiday, the streets of Cardiff were alive with Pride Cymru’s Big Weekend! The weather was kind and the sun shone while colourful floats flooded the city centre and a dragon made up of balloons lead the carnival spirit. It was a wonderful sight to see so many […]