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.

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 […]

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. 

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.