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Survey shows pessimistic view of life expectancy

Over a quarter of (29%) all Brits surveyed think their lives will end by the age of 75, according a new survey. The shocking results reveal a big gap between personal estimates and Government figures which show the average age of death in the UK is currently 81. The YouGov poll, conducted by the funeral […]

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Finding the right words to say at a funeral is a difficult and delicate job.

Finding the right words to say at a funeral is a difficult and delicate job. You can write your own eulogy, or perhaps read from a famous, poignant poem or song. It does not have to be a tradional poem you can even read the lyrics from a song that means a lot to you […]

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WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE TO DIE?

It’s a question we might ask often but, for most faiths and even for atheists, it’s almost impossible to answer. Is there a sense of pain, regret, release, happiness – bliss even? In reality, there’s a lot we don’t know. Films and books can tell us that life ‘flashes before our eyes’, but it is […]

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CELEBRANTS- WHAT ARE THEY AND WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE ONE

A funeral is an event at which you remember and celebrate the life of someone you knew. Not every funeral needs to be religious, even if you’ve had strong feelings about faith. It’s up to you and your family to choose the type of funeral that feels appropriate. For many people, using a celebrant is […]

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DEALING WITH A WILL- ADMINISTRATORS AND EXECUTORS

Are you worried about being named as an executor in someone’s will? Have you been named an executor, or are you unsure what an administrator or executor would need to do? In fact, what is the difference is between an administrator and an executor? This quick guide to administrators and executors will help you. Who […]

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SAFE HANDS IN POST LOCKDOWN TV DEBUT

One of the UK’s first post-lockdown TV commercials airs this week when funeral planning company Safe Hands makes its TV debut. The commercial features actress Suzanne Sinclair of Holby City and Casualty fame with voice over from Downton Abbey star Lesley Nicol who plays the cook Beryl Patmore. The 60 and 30 second slots were […]