Sarah Jones, Full Circle - Independent Funeral Directors
Sarah Lives in Burley-in-Wharfedale with her husband and two young children. In her free time she can generally be found in her kitchen or dragging her family on a bike ride or up on the Moors. She opened Full Circle Funerals in September 2016 because she felt that people would benefit from a more personalised, modern approach to planning a funeral – whether it be a traditional church funeral or not!
"I became a funeral director to be able to support people to create funerals that are meaningful. To reflect the person who has died and to provide a helpful and healing experience for their friends and family.
People don’t like talking about death and funerals, and as a result they know little of the choices available to them. Many people have shared with me that they previously felt that a funeral is simply something they must "get through". A funeral can be much more than that and be an opportunity to create a beautiful and unique event, that can support more positive outcomes for people months and years down the line."
"Many funeral directors just concentrate on the funeral service itself, but for us, arranging a funeral is a time when people can create beautiful things together. For example, by choosing or arranging flowers, picking photographs for a display, writing notes or drawing pictures to put in the coffin. Even spending time decorating the coffin itself. From the feedback we receive, these times remind people that there is hope during an otherwise challenging time."
"A good funeral director should understand what is important to people and then expand their ideas by letting them know what is possible. People need to be given time and not feel that they need to make decisions quickly or to a timescale dictated by the funeral director or crematorium.
At full circle, we encourage people to be involved if they want to and spend money on the aspects of a funeral that they value- not feel that they need to spend a certain amount to demonstrate their love."
Visit the website to find out more www.fullcirclefunerals.co.uk
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