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GOING GREEN: AN ECO-FRIENDLY FUNERAL

How green could your funeral be? It’s odd to think about our effect on the planet after we die but, if you’re eco-conscious now, then it might be something you’d like to think about – how green could your funeral be? A woodland burial may seem like the natural first choice, but there are other […]

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THE DREAM OF THE FASTER PASTOR- A MOTORCYCLE HEARSE

In 2001 motorcycling vicar The Rev Paul Sinclair had a dream. He would bring together the two great passions in his life to create the UK’s first motorcycle hearse service to give fellow bikers the send-off they deserved. Rev Sinclair, who sadly passed away in 2019, started Motorcycle Funerals from his home in Leicestershire and […]

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CAN I BE BURIED AT SEA?

Can I be buried at sea? Yes. It’s not very common, and there’s a little bit of organisation and paperwork involved, but there’s no reason why you can’t have a burial at sea. It’s true, there are some costs that you or your family will have to bear in mind when you’re planning the funeral […]

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WANT TO BE BURIED IN A WOOD?

If you’re ethically-minded or you’ve been at all eco-conscious during your life, then you might be thinking that a woodland burial is something you’d prefer. Some people have a special connection to the outdoors during their lives – gardeners and farmers, in particular. But what’s involved, exactly? Does it mean you have to give up […]

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WHAT TO WEAR TO A FUNERAL

Does it have to be black? No. But it is still a good idea to play it safe when it comes to choosing clothes for a funeral. Whatever you decide to wear – and dress codes do vary these days – this isn’t the right time to draw attention to yourself. These tips will help… […]

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PSYCHOLOGIST’S VIEWS ON TALKING ABOUT DEATH

Safe Hands has been working with leading psychologist Dr David Lewis to better understand our attitudes towards death and, more specifically, why we are so reluctant to talk about it. In this video clip he tells Mark Dolan from Talk Radio that an open and frank discussion about death with your friends and family can […]