Please find below links to organisations and businesses that I am proud to be working with or supporting.
Once I completed my training I became a member of the Institute of Civil Funerals. They do an incredible job of ensuring that all their members are regularly updating their training, and most importantly are delivering unique funerals every single time. They work closely with other organisations to ensure quality for all. https://www.iocf.org.uk/
I am proud to have been able to sign up to The Celebrant Accord. I feel that the work the Funeral Celebrancy Council do is invaluable. "The Funeral Celebrant Accord defines the attributes and skills required of an excellent funeral celebrant and is intended to set the standards by which all celebrants offering funeral services should be measured.
The role of a funeral celebrant is to serve the bereaved and their community by creating and leading a personal, accurate and respectful funeral ceremony.
Their work should clearly reflect the life, values and beliefs of the person who has died, acknowledge and give time to their community of family and friends, and create an environment in which the grieving process can be held and supported."
I recently became a member of The Celebrant Directory as I had undertaken a significant amount of free training from the lovely lady who set up the Directory. I feel that it is important for families to be able to search for their own Celebrant, and to find the one that best suits their needs. The Celebrant Directory is easy to search and every Celebrant has their own page. This is a valuable resource, particularly as families are now realising that they have choice in their loved one's funeral arrangements. https://www.thecelebrantdirectory.com/find-a-celebrant/funerals
The Mid-England Barrow is a beautiful place in which to store the ashes of your loved one. Built in the same way Barrows were built thousands of years ago, it has a wonderful feeling of peace and calm and is set in stunning countryside.
I was so proud to be the first member of the public to visit the completed Barrow. I very much look forward to delivering services there in the future. https://www.mid-englandbarrow.co.uk/
The two lovely ladies who run this Undertakers are paving the way, and introducing what I hope will become the norm for funerals in the near future.
They have a calm and friendly approach and every single family I have worked with, through them, have been blown away by the care and understanding they are given. It is always my pleasure to work with them. https://www.anaturalundertaking.co.uk/
It was my pleasure to meet with the owners of Pegg's Yard, and to see their beautiful handmade products. They have a passion for creating caskets and tiny coffins for grieving families. Their products are all made with love, and it was clear that we had a very similar view point about the long overdue need for change within the funeral industry. https://www.peggsyard.co.uk/
These links are far more personal. The first is the charity where my husband is CEO and the second is our daughter's business. When you are self-employed, a small business, or a charity, you rely heavily on family and friends sharing your posts and links to your business. It is really important to support each other. I am a huge advocate of small businesses, I feel that they make a huge difference to our society, and I know how hard everyone works to make their business a success.
Our daughter is a sassy crafter. She writes crafty blog posts, creates her own craft products and sells a monthly subscription craft box (which I sometimes help to pack). At present she lives at home so our house is full of glitter and sequins. It is not unusual for us to find a sequin in our bed, or stuck to our feet!