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Porcelain Photo Plaques Cherished Memories Cherished Memories supply personalised porcelain photo plaques & the new innovative Musical Book and Memory Urn.

This new, original and innovative Musical book ‘hand made’ from solid porcelain will play any hymn or song of your choice. Songs, Melodies, Hymns, Themes or any audio that may stir a special cherished memory of your loved one can be listened too from this musical book which also has a compartment for small keepsakes or memento ash. To listen to the pre-recorded audio you simply press the button on the back of the book.

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Death and Bereavement
Government, citizens and rights Practical help and advice on what to do after a death from HM Government
FPA Funeral Planning Authority The FPA is the self-regulatory organisation for the UK Funeral Planning sector. The FPA exists to help protect consumers’ interests across the spectrum of the Funeral Planning sector within the UK. The FPA are staunchly independent and impartial in all our dealings on behalf of consumers. The FPA is a company limited by guarantee, whose shareholders are the Funeral Planning Council and the National Association for Pre-Paid Funeral Plans and both of these organisations are effectively trade associations of companies heavily involved in the UK Funeral Planning sector.
Autumn leaf Golden Charter Funeral Plans Golden Charter is the leading provider of funeral plans to independent funeral directors in the UK. Golden Charter Ltd is owned by an association of independent funeral directors. Being governed in this way means that all surpluses are used to support these independent funeral directors or paid to the Golden Charter Trust to the benefit of plan holders and the funeral directors.
Blue butterfly icon GoneTooSoon GoneTooSoon enables anyone to create a free online tribute for a much loved relative or friend who has passed away. A memorial website is probably the best way to celebrate the life of a loved one who has passed away. With GoneTooSoon you can create an everlasting tribute to someone close to you whom you have lost. They provide an easy to use free service that allows you to create and maintain a memorial website where family and friends can pay their tributes, thereby keeping the loved one's memory alive.
NAFD National Association of Funeral Directors One of the two main associations of choice for funeral directors. The award winning funeral portal www.nafd.org.uk is also an invaluable source of information. It contains details of all aspects of the funeral process and explains the funeral director’s role. You will find answers to the questions most frequently asked by those who take on the responsibility of making funeral arrangements. There is also a search facility to help you quickly and easily identify NAFD member firms in your vicinity.
Icon from obituaries.org Obituarieshelp.org Sympathy and Condolence Resources

We highly recommend this US website to our visitors which is a great resource for help with words of sympathy, condolence and obituary, also includes lots of examples.

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The Natural Death Centre

Independent Funeral Advice
Dealing with death naturally

Since its inception in 1991, the Natural Death Centre has sought to inform, empower and inspire the public in all matters relating to death and dying, and in particular to increase awareness of funeral choices outside of the mainstream.

Charles Cowling The Good Funeral Guide The Good Funeral Guide is an independent consumer guide to funerals by Charles Cowling The Good Funeral Guide will tell you everything you need to know and everything you need to do when someone dies. It will inform you speedily, efficiently, matter-of-factly and thoroughly.
This is a website run by Charles Cowling where you will find an excellent range of helpful advice, in particular the links in his witty blog lead to some very useful and interesting resources.
SAIF The National Society of Allied & Independent Funeral Directors This is the other one The National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF) is a trade association whose members are all independent funeral directors. The funeral service they offer is not part of a national or international conglomerate or chain, but is privately owned and managed. To locate a SAIF funeral director in your area, please use their search facility.
Help the aged - we will - Logoage concern logo Age UK is the new force combining Age Concern and Help the Aged. We will be known by our new name from Spring 2010. Age Concern and Help the Aged is a single organisation with one clear objective – to make a real difference to the lives of older people. By combining the unique strengths, skills and experience of our two great charities, we have created one united organisation that will be stronger and more influential than ever before.
samaritans logo We don't know when you might need us. That's why we're open 24 hours a day. Samaritans is a confidential emotional support service for anyone in the UK and Ireland. The service is available 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.
Allspirit logo - spiritual writing, poetry, quotations and song lyrics Allspirit has been around forever and is now a huge spiritual resource. Spirituality is the theme of allspirit, and spiritual writing, poetry, quotations and song lyrics can all be found in abundance. From Advaita to Zen, ancient to contemporary, there is something here for everybody.
 MuchLoved is without doubt the best free online memorial service presently available. MuchLoved is run by the MuchLoved Charitable Trust, a UK Registered Charity working for bereaved people worldwide. Established by Jonathan Davies after the death of his brother and mother, MuchLoved now hosts memorial websites on behalf of over 12,000 families.

Bereavement Support

Grief journey book by Bill Webster Bill Websters' GriefJourney Dr Bill Webster is someone who knows about grief, not just in theory, but from a very difficult personal experience. It is the hope of Dr Bill Webster and everyone at GriefJourney.com that the information we provide and the services we offer are practical and useful. But even more, our concern is for people, and we want to provide all our people meaningful support, not just sell books or products, however helpful.
cruse logo Cruse Bereavement Care Crucial invaluable help and support for the bereaved. Cruse exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. Services are free to bereaved people.
Cruse is here to offer support throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In Scotland there is a separate charity, Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland to support bereaved people.
cherubs Child Bereavement Charity The Child Bereavement Charity is the UK's leading charity that educates professionals and supports families both when a child dies and when a child is bereaved. They also provide a support and information service, award-winning resources, online forums and Buckinghamshire-based support groups.
Information sheets can be downloaded or emailed to anyone with an interest or concern in the support of bereaved families.
Macmillan Cancer Care and Support Macmillan Cancer Care and Support Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. From our local information and support centres and cancer support groups to our benefits advisers and cancer support specialists, we can help you find the practical, medical, financial and emotional support you need.
sands_logo Stillbirth & Neonatel Death Charity Sands is an organisation which can offer you support when your baby dies during pregnancy or after birth. The death of a baby is a devastating experience. The effects of grief can be overwhelming and parents, their families and friends can be left feeling dazed, disorientated, isolated and exhausted. It can be hard to take in information, to make decisions or to imagine how you are going to cope. At Sands there are people who understand what it's like because many of us have been through this experience ourselves, and we are here to help offer support and information when you need it.

Music

One hundred best loved hymns album cover Best Loved Hymns Best Loved Hymns is a YouTube channel. This is a great resource for hymns and one of the best hymn channels on YouTube.
No Sad Songs Live Music For Last Memories A nationwide organisation that provides live music for funerals. A funeral usually leads on very quickly after a death and many people are in shock or simply too upset to be able to find and organise musicians themselves in the short time available.

Readings

Open Bible Bible Readings Bible Readings is a
YouTube channel.
A great resouce for readings from The Bible - King James Version. We have presented a few of the reading from this site on some of our pages already, but we encourage you to follow the link to the homepage if you are a person of faith and wish to explore the Bible readings further.

 


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