Local funeral director supports hospice’s fundraising event

Freeman Brothers is delighted to be supporting the St Catherine’s Hospice Heart to Heart trail, by sponsoring a specially-designed heart sculpture, which will be on display to the public this summer. 

Finishing touches: a conversation with one of our florists

There are a variety of elements which are commonly considered when organising a funeral, one of which is flowers.  We thought this would be the ideal opportunity to gain perspective from someone who works regularly with Freeman Brothers though not directly for us, and we’re pleased to present this blog in collaboration with Felicity from […]

A year in the community

The year was as interesting and varied as I predicted, having only begun my role at Freeman Brothers in October 2017.

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.