Our response to the Competition and Markets Authority investigation

You may have recently seen lots of publicity in the press about the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) investigation into funeral pricing. Having spent the last six months in a preliminary investigation, the CMA has announced it wishes to launch a full investigation.

Freeman Brothers Remembers

As the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I approaches, Freeman Brothers has participated in the Royal British Legion’s Every One Remembered campaign – an initiative put in place to ensure that every person who lost their life in service during the war is remembered. Visitors to the Every One Remembered website have […]

NAFD Presidency – the story so far

I am now almost halfway through my year as the President of the National Association of Funeral Directors and, as I was feeling a bit reflective, I thought I might write an update on the work I have been doing so far.

Material world: coffins are no longer simply wooden

If asked to picture a coffin, many people will probably conjure up the image of a wooden box with metal handles.  However, the reality is that coffins are now available in a wide variety of materials and styles. 

Funeral FAQs: how do I donate my body to science?

Although burials and cremations remain the most common eventualities following a death, some people choose to donate their body to medical science.  Here, we outline what you must do in order to ensure this can take place, if that is your wish…

Charity profile – Gravity Social Club

Every Friday evening in Crawley, Gravity Social Club provides an opportunity for adults with learning difficulties to socialise in a safe place and experience a variety of social activities together.  First introduced to us in November 2017, the group have since become great friends. 

Download our funeral planning resource here

During Dying Matters Awareness Week 2018, we launched our latest funeral planning resource. 

Charity update: Freeman Brothers Funeral Directors supporting local charities

When Freeman Brothers returned to the South of England Show in 2018, there were several elements to the offering on our stand, one of which was to incorporate some charity fundraising.

Freeman Brothers joins MuchLoved

There are many innovations taking place in the funeral industry, from funeral announcements via social media to webcasting funeral services.  With the internet and contemporary technologies offering different methods of continuing familiar traditions, one of the most popular newer developments in this industry is to facilitate donations to charity being made online. 

Charity profile – Crawley Open House

Freeman Brothers has been supporting Crawley Open House since 2011 and are excited to share more about this vital organisation within our community.  The Open House is the only homeless shelter in Sussex outside of Brighton, and is capable of housing 24 residents, plus five dogs, on any given night.