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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.

Commemorating Armistice Day

In 2018 we mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One.  In remembrance of those who have served our country during or since, this year Freeman Brothers will be handing out some specially-prepared poppy seeds, for members of the local community to plant and grow. 

Charity profile – The Butterfly Project

The Butterfly Project are our close neighbours in Horsham, situated a short walk from our offices in North Parade.  The project operates a day centre which supports adults with learning difficulties, autism, and other disabilities to engage in work and community activities, helping them to build confidence and self-esteem whilst developing work experience and personal […]

Freeman Brothers at the 2018 South of England Show

Freeman Brothers returned to the South of England Show in Ardingly this month, bringing fresh ideas to get members of the public to engage with all things funeral-related.  If you didn’t manage to visit the show, here’s a rundown of what we got up to…

Charity profile – The Mary How Trust

Based in Pulborough, The Mary How Trust was founded in 1988, and works to provide health screening in order to detect the early signs of cancer and other serious illnesses.  The charity’s namesake, Mary How, died aged just 46 from bowel cancer, which may have been prevented had such a service been available.

The perspective of a newcomer

Having joined the company in October 2017, Becky shares some of the things she’s enjoyed learning during her first few months…

Dying Matters Awareness Week – daily blog

One of the key benefits of increased dialogue about death, dying and bereavement, is finding out how people of varying beliefs deal with these issues, and how their rites and rituals differ- and have commonality- with our own.

Dying Matters Awareness Week – daily blog

Given that death is one of the few genuine common experiences we will all ultimately have, it follows that we will all, at some point, be in the position of being bereaved.  Whether we grieve for a friend, family member, colleague, or someone else we were connected to, bereavement will happen to all of us […]

Dying Matters Awareness Week – daily blog

One of the many ways in which it is possible to support our community is to volunteer at a hospice.  You may be surprised to learn that there are a wide range of ways to achieve this, far beyond actually visiting the hospice itself.  As hospices are privately funded, much of their running costs are […]

Dying Matters Awareness Week – daily blog

In the world of Dying Matters, Death Cafes are well-known.  The organisation was set up in 2011, and states its objective as: ‘to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives’.