We have hosted 42 events to mark Dying Matters Awareness Week
Posted by Jo Baldock | 23/05/2016 | Category: Funerals
Central England Co-operative has hosted 42 events to support Dying Matters at its funeral homes, crematorium, local hospitals and community centres to encourage people to talk freely about dying. Every year in May, Dying Matters aims to get people talking about dying, death and bereavement and making plans for their end of life. This year sees the seventh annual Dying Matters Awareness Week, which runs from 9th-15th May. Events and activities are being held across the Central England Co-operative trading region to raise awareness about end of life issues.
Kevin Crute, Head of Funeral at Central England Co-operative, said:
“Funerals are increasingly becoming a celebration of life and every life is different. At Central England Co-operative, we are passionate about enhancing memories and love for our families and by hosting 42 Dying Matters events, we have been able to talk to local communities about bereavement, the importance of funeral planning and how families can create a truly unique tailor-made service.”
Central England Co-operative has been encouraging people to talk to each other about planning for the future, dying and bereavement on social media via @mycooplife, using a variety of conversation topics, such as letting your loved ones know your plans and wishes.
The 42 events provided information on funeral planning including examples of bespoke colourful coffins, floral arrangements and tailor-made order of service booklet. Colleagues talked to visitors about all aspects of funerals, pre-paid funeral plans and any other information people wished to ask.
Visitors at Bretby Crematorium took part in a guided tour of the facilities, including ‘seeing behind the curtain’, Bretby’s state of the art music and visual tribute facilities and the extensive wooded area.
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.