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Time to recall the year that was...

2017 - I am so pleased to have taken the step to start my own business. It really has been an honour to not only have officiated at 110 marriage ceremonies on behalf of the local authority, but also to have had 20 funerals entrusted to my leadership.

The year has ended with a lovely testimonial from a client which I'd like to share:...
"We felt that everything went very well, ran smoothly and consisted of everything that we felt was right for my husband. The vast majority of this was due to your input and patience. You were very calm and patient with us - not how we were feeling, so that was much appreciated. We did need help and guidance at this time. Please continue to support families in your own unique way."

Wishing everyone a peaceful 2018.

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Dame Judi Dench has created a wood in her back garden by planting trees in remembrance of friends, relatives and actors who have died, she discloses in a new documentary.
telegraph.co.uk

"For many families the build up to Christmas Day is worse than the actual day"
Who can relate to this and what tips can you share for those entering their first Christmas period without their loved one?

For some, it is the most painful time of year
netdoctor.co.uk

A campaign to honour all Victoria Cross recipients as part of the remembrance of the First World War 100th anniversary has been taking place. Commemoration paving stones are being laid in the home town of each person awarded to remember their act of valour .
Today I attended the unveiling of a blue plaque to mark the home of George William Clare of Chatteris - the only man from Fenland to obtain this achievement. A parade followed along with the ceremony to reveal the memorial marking the century of George Clare's death.
This was a superb way to honour his bravery and will provide a lasting legacy of local heroes within communities alongside all the others who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

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It is currently #selfcareweek

Self care is important at all times but especially during difficult periods in life as well as when supporting others - so remember to be kind to yourself...and each other

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gtag('config', 'UA-10689299-2'); 1 IN 29 SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN IN THE UK HAVE BEEN BEREAVED OF A PARENT OR SIBLING. 24,000 parents die each year, leaving dependent children. Children’s Grief Awareness Week UK – 16 – 22 November 2017 Children’s Grief Awareness Week UK is designed to raise awareness of…
childrensgriefawarenessweek.com