Cost of dying up again
The cost of dying has risen above inflation, with the average funeral and related costs now £7,622, says a report from Sun Life Direct.
This average cost – of a basic funeral plus probate, headstones and flowers – represents an increase of 7.1% on 2012. The company’s 2013 Cost of Dying Report highlights that the rise is mainly due to disbursement fees – in particular burial and cremation fees, which have gone up 69% and 51% respectively in six years.
‘Quality and breadth’ of attendees key at award weekend
The Good Funeral Awards 2013 ceremony was a night where the acceptance speeches were unusually brief and entertaining.
“I’d like to say I don’t deserve this but I actually think I do,” declared embalmer of the year Liz Davies, as she stepped forward to receive her mini coffin award... (more)
New glamorous options for coffins
Colourful Coffins has added new glamorous options to its coffin range – designs featuring Swarovski crystals and rhinestones – and a glitter sheen line that uses a special new technique.
The crystals and rhinestones take centre stage on bespoke Glitz and Glamour coffin designed by Colourful Coffins and produced for the London Casket Company.
Peak performance raises £5,000
The funeral industry-based team that dared to tackle the famous National Three Peaks Challenge – twice – has raised more than £5,000 for charity.
The money will go to Derian House Children’s Hospice and The Anthony Nolan Trust.
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FSJ is well read by our target audience and we find it an effective medium for advertising
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