We are supporting Dying Matters Awareness Week

Posted by Rob Smyth | 08/05/2017 | Category: Funerals


We are gearing up to host 77 events in a bid to get people to talk more freely about dying as part of Dying Matters Awareness Week.

The Society is backing the nationwide campaign that brings bereavement into the spotlight by organising a series of community events in Funeral Homes, local hospitals and community centres from 8 May to 14 May.

Head of Funeral Kevin Crute said: “Funerals are increasingly becoming a celebration of life and every life is different. People want their funeral or that of a loved one to reflect how that life was lived.

“At Central England Co-operative, we are passionate about arranging a funeral that helps families enhance the memories and love for the person they have lost. By hosting Dying Matters events across the country, we are going to be able to talk to local communities about bereavement, the importance of funeral planning and how families can create a truly unique tailor-made service.” 

The events will provide information on funeral planning including examples of bespoke colourful coffins, floral arrangements and tailor-made order of service booklets.

The Society will also speak about encouraging people to record their free Funeral Wishes using an easy to complete online form to ensure that the wishes of those who have passed away are honoured.

Colleagues will be able to talk to visitors about all aspects of funerals, pre-paid funeral plans and any other information people wish to ask.
Central England Co-operative Funeralcare offers a 24 hour service, seven days a week.  In addition to arranging funerals, the team are also able to offer advice on floral tributes, monumental masonry, funeral stationery, pre-paid funeral plans and probate advice.

Please see below a full list of events taking place in during Dying Matters Awareness Week:

• Coffee morning from 1pm on Tuesday, 9 May, at Co-operative Funeralcare in Great Brook Street, Nechells
• Coffee morning from 9.30am on Thursday, 11 May, at Co-operative Funeralcare in Marsh Lane, Erdington
• Coffee morning from 1.30pm on Friday, 12 May, at Co-operative Funeralcare in Great Chester Road, Birmingham
• Coffee afternoon event from 1pm on Wednesday, 10 May, at Co-operative Funeralcare in Coventry Road, South Yardley
• Dying Matters awareness afternoon run by  from 1pm on Thursday, 11 May, at the Fox and Goose Shopping Centre, in Ward End
• Coffee morning from 9am on Thursday, 11 May, at Co-operative Funeralcare in Great Kingsbury Road, Minworth
• Coffee and cake from 1pm on Thursday, 11 May, at Stephanie J Mason Funeral Directors in Bradford Road, Birmingham
• Coffee morning from 10am on Monday, 8 May, at Co-operative Funeralcare in High Street, Coleshill
• Coffee and cake from 10am on Monday, 8 May, at Homelands Care Home, in Great Barr
• Coffee morning from 11am on Friday, 12 May, at Co-operative Funeralcare in Hawthorn Road, Kingstanding
• Coffee morning from 10am on Wednesday, 10 May, at Co-operative Funeralcare in Chester Road, Erdington
• Coffee morning from 10am on Thursday, 11 May, at St Peter’s Church, in Birmingham
• Cream tea afternoon from noon on Wednesday, 10 May, at Co-operative Funeralcare in Robinhood Lane, in Birmingham
• Meet and greet event from 10am on Friday, 12 May, at Co-operative Funeralcare in Yardley Wood Road, Birmingham
• Coffee morning from 10.30am on Friday, 12 May, at Co-operative Funeralcare in Fox Hollies Road, Birmingham
• Coffee morning from 10am on Friday, 12 May, at Co-operative Funeralcare in Alcester Road, Birmingham
• Open day event from 10am on Wednesday, 10 May, at Co-operative Funeralcare in Pershore Road, in Stirchley
• Open day event from 10am on Saturday, 13 May, at Co-operative Funeralcare in Spies Lane, Halesowen
• Coffee morning hosted by RJ Scholes Funeral Service from 10am on Thursday, 11 May, in Wherrys Lane, Bourne
• Coffee morning from 10am on Wednesday, 10 May, at Co-operative Funeralcare, in High Street, Chatteris
• Coffee morning hosted by RJ Scholes Funeral Service from 10.30am on Thursday, 11 May, in Horsegate, Deeping
• Let’s Talk and Share coffee morning from 11am on Friday, 12 May, at George James and Son Funeral Service, in City Road, March
• Coffee morning hosted by RJ Scholes Funeral Service from 9am on Thursday, 11 May, in St George’s Street, Stamford
• Let’s Talk and Share coffee morning from 10am on Friday, 12 May, at Co-operative Funeralcare, in Weasenham Lane, Wisbech
• Coffee morning hosted by HE Bull and Son Funeral Service from 10am on Friday, 12 May, in Inhams Road, Whittesey
• Dying Matters event from 1pm on Thursday, 11 May, at Co-operative Funeralcare, in Werrington Village Centre, Werrington
• Coffee, cake and a chat hosted by Watkins and Stafford Funeral Service from 9am on Friday, 12 May, in Fitzwilliam Street, Peterborough
• Coffee, morning hosted by A Coley and Son Funeral Directors from 10am on Wednesday, 10 May, in Quaker House West Street, Peterborough
• Pre-paid funeral event from 10am on Friday, 12 May, at Co-operative Funeralcare in Peterborough Road, Stanground
• Coffee morning from 10am on Thursday, 11 May, at Co-operative Funeralcare, in St Peter’s Road, Huntingdon
• Coffee morning from 10am on Tuesday, 9 May, at Co-operative Funeralcare, in St Green End Road, Huntingdon
• Dying Matters event hosted by Dennis Eaton Funeral Services from 11am on Friday, 12 May, at the Co-operative food store, in Constable Road, St Ives
• Drop-in event from 9am on Thursday, 11 May, at Co-operative Funeralcare, in Huntingdon Street, St Neots
• Pre-paid funeral plan talk from 9.30am on Tuesday, 9 May, at Central England Co-operative Food Store, in Swarkestone Road, Chellaston
• Coffee and cupcake morning from 9am on Friday, 12 May, at Central England Co-operative Funeralcare in Sitwell Street, Spondon
• Coffee morning from 10am on Thursday, 11 May, hosted by Central England Co-operative Funeralcare Derby at Sinfin Library
• Coffee and cake event from 9am on Thursday, 11 May, at Central England Co-operative Funeralcare in Victoria Avenue, Borrowash
• Open day from 9.30am on Friday, 12 May, at Central England Co-operative Funeralcare, in Borough Street, Castle Donington
• Open afternoon from 1pm on Thursday, 11 May, at HJ Grice Funeral Service, in Station Road, Hatton
• Coffee and cake event from 11am on Thursday, 11 May, at Central England Co-operative Funeralcare in West Bars, Chesterfield
• Tea time event from 10am at Central England Co-operative Funeralcare, in Heanor
• Pre-paid funeral plan talk from 10am on Tuesday, 9 May, at Central England Co-operative Funeralcare, in Nottingham Road, Ripley
• ‘Open and honest’ afternoon event from 1pm on Wednesday, 10 May, at A Storer and Sons Funeral Service, in Nottingham Road, Alfreton
• Coffee morning from 10am on Wednesday, 10 May at Central England Co-operative Funeralcare, in Brookside, Belper
• Dying Matters talk hosted by Ward and Brewin Funeral Service, based in Swadlincote and Woodville, at 10am on Wednesday, 10 May, at Cedar Court Care Home, in Burton
• Open afternoon from 1pm on Thursday, 11 May, at HJ Grice Funeral Service, in Station Road, Hatton
• Drop-in information and advice session hosted by WB Bradford Funeral Service from noon on Tuesday, 9 May, at the Co-operative Food Store, in High Street, Measham
• Coffee morning hosted by Wellings Funeral Service from 10am on Wednesday, 10 May, at Elizabeth Court, in Winshill
• Coffee morning hosted by Dove Funeral Service from 10am on Friday, 12 May, at Holly Road Supportive Care Centre, in Uttoxeter
• Dying Matters Week event hosted by AE Grice Funeral Service from noon on Thursday, 11 May, at the Co-operative Food Store, in Market Street, Ashby
• Coffee morning from 10am on Friday, 12 May, at Co-operative Funeralcare, in London Road, Coalville
• Drop-in information and advice session hosted by WB Bradford Funeral Service from noon on Tuesday, 9 May, at the Co-operative Food Store, in High Street, Measham
• Dying Matters Week event hosted by AE Grice Funeral Service from noon on Thursday, 11 May, at the Co-operative Food Store, in Market Street, Ashby
• Coffee morning from 10am on Friday, 12 May, at Co-operative Funeralcare, in London Road, Coalville
• Coffee morning from 10am on Friday, 12 May, at Shepshed and District Funeral Service, in Belton Street, Shepshed
• Coffee morning from 10am on Wednesday, 10 May, at Mcartneys Funeral Service, in Coventry Road, Hinckley
• Coffee morning from 10am on Wednesday, 10 May, at Co-operative Funeralcare, in Tournament Road, Glenfield
• Coffee morning from 10am on Thursday, 11 May at Co-operative Funeralcare, in Pinfold Gate, Loughborough
• Coffee morning hosted by Swanns Funeral Service from 10am on Saturday, 13 May at John Storer House, Lougborough
• Dying Matters event from 9am on Tuesday, 9 May, at Co-operative Funeralcare, in Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray
• Coffee and cake event hosted by the Asian Funeral Company from 11am on Saturday, 13 May, at Gilroes Crematorium, in Leicester
• Drop-in information and advice event from 10.30am on Wednesday, 10 May, at St Columba’s Church Hall, Corby
• Coffee morning hosted by J R Norris Funeral Service from 10am on Wednesday, 10 May, in Edinburgh Road, Kettering
• Coffee morning from 11am on Tuesday, 9 May, at Co-operative Funeralcare, in George Street, Lutterworth
• Coffee and cake from 10am on Saturday, 13 May, at Co-operative Funeralcare, in Coventry Road, Market Harborough
• Coffee morning hosted by Wilf Smith and Son Funeral Directors from 10am on Thursday, 11 May, in Mill Road, Ullesthorpe
• Coffee morning from 9.30am on Wednesday, 10 May, at Co-operative Funeralcare, in Westgate, Hunstanston
• Coffee morning from 10am on Friday, 12 May, at Co-operative Funeralcare, in Police Station Road, in Lowestoft
• Coffee morning hosted by Harvey Brothers Funeral Directors from 11am on Wednesday, 10 May, at Beccles Library
• Coffee morning from 10am on Wednesday, 10 May, at All Saints and St Margaret’s Church Hall, in Lowestoft
• Coffee morning hosted by Fishers Funeral Service from 10.30am on Tuesday, 9 May, at Field Stile Road, Southwold
• Coffee morning from 9am on Tuesday, 9 May, at Co-operative Funeralcare, in Church Lane, Gorleston
• Coffee morning from 10am on Thursday, 11 May, at Co-operative Funeralcare, in Yarmouth Road, Caister on Sea
• Coffee morning event from 10am on Tuesday, 9 May, at Co-operative Funeralcare in Brook Street, Raunds
• Coffee morning event from 9.30am on Wednesday, 10 May, at Co-operative Funeralcare in Nottingham Road, Eastwood


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