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Useful Contacts

  • National Support Organisations
    Child Bereavement UK

    Child Bereavement UK

    The Child Bereavement Charity is the UK's leading national organisation that supports families and provides training to professionals across the entire spectrum of child bereavement. We support families and educate professionals both when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. Every year we deliver training across a breadth of issues to around 5000 professionals at the front line of bereavement support.

    T: 01494 568900

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    Samaritans

    Samaritans

    Samaritans aims to benefit society by improving people's emotional health in order to create a greater sense of well being. Apart from being a 24-hour source of support on the telephone, by email, by letter or face to face, we also work in the local community, visiting schools, prisons and workplaces to name but a few.

    T: 01494 432000

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    Marie Curie

    Marie Curie

    Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients. We are best known for our network of 2,000 Marie Curie Nurses, who work in the homes of terminally ill patients across the UK, providing practical care and support.

    T: 0800 716 146

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    Cruse

    Cruse

    We offer a caring and understanding person for you to talk with in complete confidence: In your own home or in a counselling room Each Cruse bereavement volunteer is chosen with great care and is also specially trained.

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    MIND

    MIND

    Mind helps people to take control over their mental health. We provide information and advice, training programmes, grants and services through our network of local Mind associations. We do all this to make it possible for people who experience mental distress to live full lives, and play their full part in society.

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    Miscarriage Association

    Miscarriage Association

    Miscarriage can be a very unhappy and frightening and lonely experience. If you have been affected by miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or molar pregnancy, we hope you will find here the information and support that you need to help you through.

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    SANDS

    SANDS

    Sands is an organisation which can offer you support when your baby dies during pregnancy or after birth. As well as supporting mothers and fathers, we are also able to help other members of your family, especially grandparents and other children. Many people may be touched by your baby's death, including friends and health professionals, and all are welcome to contact us for support and information.

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    Aching Arms

    Aching Arms

    Aching Arms is a baby loss charity run by a group of bereaved mothers who know the pain and emptiness of leaving hospital without their much-loved baby. Bringing comfort, Aching Arms hope to bring some comfort by giving a gift of a bear from another family, who have donated in memory of their baby.

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    Macmillan

    Macmillan

    Cancer is the toughest fight most of us will ever face. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed, you need a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. That's who we are.

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    Aidan's Elephants

    Aidan's Elephants

    Supporting bereaved parents in the UK

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    Counselling Directory

    Counselling Directory

    If you're in need of support, search our network to be connected with a professional counsellor or psychotherapist.

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    Be Ready For It

    Be Ready For It


    The “be ready for it” website aims to encourage people to plan for their future – whatever their age – by talking to their friends, family or carers about their wishes at the end of their lives. Its overall goal is to help people make the right choices about their care, place of death and funeral.

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    Winston's Wish

    Winston's Wish

    Winston's Wish is the leading childhood bereavement charity and the largest provider of services to bereaved children, young people and their families in the UK. We offer practical support and guidance to families, professionals and anyone concerned about a grieving child. We believe that the right support at the right time can enable young people to live with their grief and rebuild positive futures.

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  • National "Faith"  Funeral contacts
    Diocese of London

    Diocese of London

    The Diocese of London covers 277 square miles of Greater London north of the Thames from Staines in the west to the Isle of Dogs in the east and as far north as Enfield. There are over 500 worshipping communities, a thousand clergy and ministers and 200 people currently in training for the ordained ministry. Many parishes in the Diocese are classified as 'deprived' Urban Priority Areas.

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    Diocese of Oxford

    Diocese of Oxford

    The diocese of Oxford has an estimated population of 2,149,000. It more or less covers the counties of Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire, it is the fifth largest diocese in land area (covering over 2,200 square miles) and it has by far the largest number of parishes and churches - 302 benefices, 626 parishes, and 813 churches. Most recent figures show that there are around 55,000 people on the church electoral rolls of the diocese.

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    Catholic Diocese of Northampton

    Catholic Diocese of Northampton

    Our mission is to spread by word and example the Good News of Jesus Christ for which he died and rose to new life. This website is one great way to communicate.

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    Methodist

    Methodist

    The Methodist Church is still organised in a methodical way using many of the structures introduced by its founder, John Wesley. However, the Church is quite pragmatic, and is willing to make changes where they seem desirable.

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    Quakers

    Quakers

    Welcome to the Quaker website created for a cluster of Meeting Houses, the Quaker equivalent of chapel, church, mosque, synagogue or temple, stretching from Aylesbury down through the Chilterns to Slough. We offer information on Quakers in general and a warm welcome to our seven Meeting Houses in particular.

    T: 01494 876594

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    Humanists

    Humanists

    The British Humanist Association is the national charity working on behalf of non-religious people who seek to live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity. We promote Humanism; provide services, support and representation to the non-religious; and promote a secular state and equal treatment in law and policy of everyone, regardless of religion or belief.

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    Interfaith Ministers

    Interfaith Ministers

    Our ordained Interfaith Ministers and Spiritual Counsellors carry out a range of services and functions in the community. These vary, depending on the interests of each individual minister. The website will give you an idea of what is available to help and support you through all the major ceremonies of life and death, and through spiritual support, listening and healing. You can use our Find-a-Minister directory to search for a minister to provide a particular service, or use the Minister's Map to locate a minister near you. You can expect most ministers to offer many of the following services.

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    Maidenhead Synagogue

    Maidenhead Synagogue

    Maidenhead Synagogue is a vibrant and growing Jewish community, which covers the whole of the Thames valley area, with members living throughout Berkshire and Buckinghamshire as well as parts of Oxfordshire, Surrey and Hampshire. Currently, it comprises 800 households and has a wide range of social, cultural, educational and religious activities.

    T: 01628 673012

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  • Celebrants
    Green Fuse Celebrants

    Green Fuse Celebrants

    An independent funeral celebrant trained by green fuse will help you to create and hold a funeral that matches the character, life and beliefs of the person who has died and reflects the beauty of life.

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    Civil Ceremonies

    Civil Ceremonies

    The Institute of Civil Funerals (IoCF) was established to promote the quality of Civil Funeral ceremonies in the UK, through the professional development of Celebrants and the ongoing monitoring and regulation of their work in delivering Civil Funeral ceremonies. Use the website to search for a list of local civil celebrants.

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    Humanists

    Humanists

    The British Humanist Association is the national charity working on behalf of non-religious people who seek to live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity. We promote Humanism; provide services, support and representation to the non-religious; and promote a secular state and equal treatment in law and policy of everyone, regardless of religion or belief.

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    Lorraine Hull

    Lorraine Hull

    Civil celebrant based in the North West West

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  • Wood Carvers
    Emlyn Buds

    Emlyn Buds

    Offering stunning hand carved wooden memorials

    T: 07833 771893

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    Luke Chapman

    Luke Chapman

    Offering stunning hand-carved wooden memorials
    01263577770
    07818034407

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    Rob Lewis

    Rob Lewis

    Offering stunning hand carved wooden memorials

    T: 01449 674698

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  • Funeral Transport
    Motorcycle funerals Ltd

    Motorcycle funerals Ltd

    Motorcycle Funerals Limited covers the whole of the UK from Cornwall, Devon and Kent to Aberdeenshire, the Welsh and Anglia coasts and even out to the islands. Wherever you are, don't worry, just get in touch.

    T: 01530 274888

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  • Further information
    Funeral Map

    Funeral Map

    Funeralmap brings together independent advice on the things you need to know in order to arrange a funeral, along with easy-to-find contact details for the various organisations and services you will need to call upon at this time.

    T: 0845 0048 608
    E: info@funeralmap.co.uk

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    Tell Us Once

    Tell Us Once

    When someone dies, there can often be a number of government departments and agencies to notify. For example, a passport or driving licence may need to be cancelled, or benefits stopped. The Tell Us Once service is designed to make things simpler for you, by helping you give this information to government only once.

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    Register Office

    Register Office

    Find a list of district registry offices. It provides contact addresses for all the current register offices.

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    A Giving Tribute

    A Giving Tribute

    A Giving Tribute invites friends and family to create Tributes in memory. We print the Tributes and they are displayed at the funeral like funeral flowers where they can be read and admired to bring comfort. Afterwards the Tributes can be treasured forever in the families memorial book and passed down to new generations.

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    Diversify Media

    Diversify Media

    Diversify Media can provide lasting memories on film

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  • National Funeral Trade bodies
    National Association of Funeral directors

    National Association of Funeral directors

    The National Association of Funeral Directors is an independent Trade Association whose membership includes more than 3,200 funeral homes nationwide, suppliers to the profession and overseas funeral directing businesses.

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    SAIF

    SAIF

    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. In fact, a large proportion of our members funeral homes have been run by the same family for generations.

    T: 0845 230 6777

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  • Florists
    Flowers Direct

    Flowers Direct

    Flowers Direct
    Watergate, Sleaford.
    NG34 7TB
    E: customerservice@flowersdirect.co.uk

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    Hot Flowers & Art

    Hot Flowers & Art

    Based near High Wycombe we offer a sensitive funeral service. We can personalise any of the items on offer for your specific requirements of colour and content. We have the experience to give you guidance and help at a difficult time.

    T: 01628 528811

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    My Last Goodbye Flowers

    My Last Goodbye Flowers

    My Last Goodbye is dedicated to providing floral tributes for funerals. We supply a wide range of modern and classic designs.

    By focussing only on funeral flowers, we deliver high quality at the best possible price. Our staff are proud to make sure that each floral arrangement is a fitting tribute to your loved one."

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    The Garden Room

    The Garden Room

    With many years experience, The Garden Room offers a very personal, friendly and efficient service. Created by our expert hands, we ensure that your flower tribute beautifully expresses your feelings for a friend or loved one.

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    BRAMBLE & BERRY FLORIST

    BRAMBLE & BERRY FLORIST

    Octagon Barn, Bungay Road, Bixley, Norwich, NR14 8SA

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    The Chiltern Florists

    The Chiltern Florists

    Established for over 50 years, the Chiltern Florists are members of the British Florists Associaiton. Orders can also be placed on-line.

    T: 01494 673605

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    Venus in flowers (in Theydon Bois)

    Venus in flowers (in Theydon Bois)

    Venus in Flowers was established 10 years ago in the heart of Theydon Bois village.

    T: 01992 8913106
    email:contact@venusinflowers.com

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    Amy Louise Floral Design (in Epping)

    Amy Louise Floral Design (in Epping)

    232-234 High Road, Epping Essex CM16 4AU
    T: 01992 574887

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  • Environmental Considerations
    Green Reviews

    Green Reviews

    The Green Reviews website : helping consumers make greener buying decisions. Green tips. Money saving hints. Green news. Exclusive discounts. Competitions. All you need to be that little bit greener.

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  • Coffins
    Somerset Willow Company

    Somerset Willow Company

    For four generations The Somerset Willow Company has made luxury picnic hampers, bespoke willow baskets and superior willow furniture. Traditional craftsmanship combined with innovative modern designs.

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    Feet First Coffins

    Feet First Coffins

    Feet First Coffins use only solid wood in the construction of all coffins and caskets offered, all are individually handcrafted and designed to return to the earth naturally.

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  • Taxis
    Bassett Car Service (in North Weald)

    Bassett Car Service (in North Weald)

    T : 01992 524242/524040
    E: bassettcarservice@btconnect.com

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    Lawlor (in Epping)

    Lawlor (in Epping)

    T: 0800 756 2149
    E: lawlorcars@aol.com

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  • Caterers
    Cuisine Delights

    Cuisine Delights

    Cuisine Delights provide fresh modern food to make your event complete. Our menus combine both the contemporary and the traditional, and are tailored to suit personal taste and individual budget. Linda & Ruth along with their dedicated team offer individually tailored menus to suit your needs and budgets.

    T: 01494 793645
    E: cuisinedelights@tiscali.co.uk

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    A Moveable Feast

    A Moveable Feast

    "A Moveable Feast" is a catering company, nurtured and run by Jill Mayo. They are dedicated to the very highest standards in catering excellence, no matter what the size of the guest list.

    T: 01494 873145
    E: amoveablefeast@hotmail.com

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    Magpie Catering

    Magpie Catering

    Magpie Catering offer an extensive range of outside catering services for every occasion and have been recognised throughout the South East for their outstanding food and professional service since 1985.

    Magpie Catering offer a wide range of competitively priced hot or cold food menus to match your occasion, your guests and your venue.

    T: 01279 432599
    E: info@magpiecatering.com

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    Crumbs Catering (For small parties of up to 60 people)

    Crumbs Catering (For small parties of up to 60 people)

    Barbara Sealey
    T: 01992 523830
    M: 07732 215203
    E: barbarasealy@hotmail.co.uk