Bereavement Services - Cremation

Crematorium Open Day 2018

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Crematorium Open Day  - 18 August 2018 10am to 4pm

The aim of the open day is to invite the many bereavement service groups working on the island, both professional and voluntary enabling visitors to gain an improved awareness of help, not only at times of bereavement but also the support available in the day’s week both prior and following a loss of a loved one.

The open day allows the island community to have unrestricted access in a relaxed and informal atmosphere to all areas of the crematorium buildings and grounds, whilst giving people a chance to meet friendly, knowledgeable staff from all bereavement service areas, discussing and asking the many questions they may have about cremation, burial, the loss of a loved one and making funeral arrangements.

Feedback from previous years open days has shown that visiting and talking to the many bereavement service areas has helped the many visitors who have attended these events, dispel and resolve the many myths and anxieties they have heard about the processes of cremation and burial.

As a way of marking the open day Bereavement services would like to support the islands hospice, The Earl Mountbatten Hospice in trying to raise as much money for them as possible enabling them to continue the invaluable work they undertake caring for people that require the care and support needed as a result of live threatening and terminal illness. 

Exhibitors

Windmill Carriages - will be displaying funeral carriage and possibly bringing horses
Website: Windmillcarriages.com

H V Taylor - will be providing a display, including information on funeral plans.
Website: hvtaylor.co.uk

Weaver Brothers LTD  - will be providing a display, including information on funeral plans.
Website: www.weaverbros.co.uk

CO OP Funeral Care - providing a display, including information on funeral plans.
Website: coop funeral care 

Dignity Funeral Care - providing a display, including information on funeral plans.
Website: Dignity Funerals 

Geoff Leather Funeral Directors  - providing a display, including information on funeral plans.
Website: www.geoff-leather.co.uk

Brighthill Funerals - providing a display
Website: Brighthill Funerals

Grave concerns - providing a display, including information grave cleaning and restoration
Website: Grave concerns 

Memorial providers

Wight Stonemasonry - will be displaying headstones and other memorials

Website: Wight Stonemasonry

Island Memorials - will be displaying headstones and other memorials along with cutting and fixing demonstrations.

Website: Island Memorials

Cemetery friends groups

Ryde Social Heritage Group (RSHG)

They will be providing a display and cemetery history information.

RSHG exists to research, document and share information about the history of Ryde, Isle of Wight, including Ryde Cemetery and the development of the town, the people, their lives and deaths, businesses and entertainments.

Website: Ryde Social Heritage Group

Friends of Northwood Cemetery

They will be providing a display and cemetery history information.

The objectives of the Friends of Northwood Cemetery are:

  • To promote the heritage, preservation, restoration and maintenance of Northwood Cemetery including its chapels and other standing structures for the public benefit;
  • To promote and maintain the burial records of Northwood Cemetery for the public benefit; and
  • To promote the conservation of the landscape, arboreta, flora and wildlife of Northwood Cemetery for the public benefit.

Website: Friends of Northwood Cemetery

Celebrants

Both celebrants will be conducting a joint memorial service at the end of the open day, all welcome to attend.

Jonathan Skeet – Independent Funeral Celebrant
Phone: 609454 or 07521202376
Email: Jonathan.Skeet@mail.com

Caroline Ash - Independent Funeral Celebrant
Phone: 07462 874183

Charity

Red Squirrel Trust - will be providing a display.

The Isle of Wight Red Squirrel Trust, PO Box 33, Nicholson Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 1BH.
Phone: 01983 611003
Website: Red Squirrel Trust 

Music

Wight Diamond Marching Band

Website: Wight Diamond Marching Band

Wight Harmony

Website: Wight Harmony