Please find below links to organisations and businesses that I am proud to be working with or supporting.
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."
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/
Claire, from Solace, creates the most beautiful floral arrangements. Each one bespoke, fitting and eco friendly. www.solaceflowers.co.uk
James Giles & Sons are my most local Funeral Directors, and so, often when I work with them it is to deliver a service for someone from my local community, which is always as honour. https://www.jamesgilesandsonsltd.co.uk/
Hemming & Peace
Hemming & Peace are another local Funeral Directors, and is the very first one who trusted me to lead a service for them. It is always a pleasure to work with their team. https://www.hemmingandpeace.co.uk/
I began to work for this company in 2020, and have been proud to work regularly with them ever since. I relish working with their team, who are always exceptional, and happy to go that extra mile. https://www.rlockeandson.co.uk/
I work with Louris when she has a family who would like to use a Crematorium out of her usual area, but within my catchment. It is always a pleasure to work with this incredible young lady. https://www.hiltonsfunerals.co.uk/
Alexander Burn looked after my Father-in-Law, and therefore our whole family. When I work with Will and the team there I know that everything will flow smoothly, and that the family are well cared for. https://www.alexanderburn.com/
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/craft influencer. She writes crafty blog posts, makes her own videos, works with Cricut and has created an app called The Cricut Club, which is basically her Cricut knowledge all in one place!
Finally a charity that I am really proud to be supporting.
We lived and worked at Downe Activity Centre, and know what an incredible place it is. The Scout Association have recently placed it up for sale and so I have helped to form the Friends of Downe. We are very much hoping that we can raise the funds to buy the 86 acre site to keep it running for everyone to enjoy forever.