Freedom in the Community

Posted on September 27th, 2018

Supporting our local community has always been at the heart of Freedom Funerals. We strive to ‘give something back’ to the people of Colchester, to keep our finger on the pulse of news and events in our area, and to get involved in local projects.

One way in which we’ve done this over the past few years is to get involved in the Death Café movement, launching Colchester’s first-ever Death Café back in early 2017. This cause aims to provide an open forum encouraging people to chat informally about bereavement,  death and life over cake and a cuppa. Continuing to break taboos and address difficult subjects through free communication is a concept integral to Freedom Funerals’ ethos. We’ve been delighted with the positive response we’ve seen, both at the event and subsequent Death Cafés.

The success of these events spurred us on to team up with the Colchester branch of the charity Age Concern, to host a coffee morning with the theme ‘Ask an Undertaker’, the first event of its kind in the town. This provided an occasion for the public to talk openly with Lee and one another about their experiences of bereavement, ‘ask Lee anything’ and try to ease any concerns they had about the future.

Over the years we have been involved in local fayres, sporting events and more and this summer we jumped at the chance to show our support for Wivenhoe Football Club’s Under 16’s squad by sponsoring the team – who also kindly agreed to sport our logo on their kits and display our banner around the pitch!

We’ve also signed up to partake in a ‘fluffy’ fundraising project for a brilliant Colchester charity this October… keep an eye out for updates!