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covid19 funerals


6th April 2020. Funeral Directors at the frontline of COVID-19 take daily risks to safeguard the care of the deceased and the support of their loving families. Funerals have always been considered a taboo subject, but as we approach the peak in daily COVID-19 deaths from coronavirus, the risks to funeral staff intensifies, largely going unmentioned. With limited stock of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) workwear and essentials such as hand sanitiser, funeral directors are facing COVID-19 head-on, risking their own lives and their families on a daily basis. No one wants to talk about death and funerals at ‘normal’ times,

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Impact of COVID-19


23rd March 2020. To all of the community… This is a post I never thought I would make. As a company we have been affected by the current situation like other businesses. We are a family and, like you, we are concerned for our family, friends, colleagues, neighbours and community. With widespread public concern, panic, anxiety and confusion, I wish to address a false perception that has made an incredible effect to us as a company. Attending a funeral is possible. Although the safest funeral service is a non-attended cremation or burial, however this is removing your time to say

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Jackson Highly Commended at FSB Awards


10th March 2020. At the Federation of Small Business (FSB) Awards on Friday 6th March, Jackson Family Funeral Directors were the proud winners of the ‘Highly Commended’ award in the ‘Start-Up Business of the Year’ West Midlands category. A great achievement in itself, to be announced as an area Finalist last month, Jackson add to their successes as the fastest growing funeral directors in Worcestershire. The West Midlands final, which took place last Friday at the Marriott Forest of Arden in Warwickshire, was host to the FSB Awards that celebrates outstanding achievements by small businesses across the region. The awards,

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Charity car wash


17th February 2020. Jackson Family Funeral Directors will be donning their waterproofs, rolling their sleeves up and braving the wind and rain to clean cars in aid of St. Richard’s Hospice, at their Malvern branch on Saturday 22nd February from 11am to 3pm. Auto Glym will be providing a van and cleaning supplies so your car will be gleaming with pride as it drives back out onto the road. The charity car wash, which is to help fundraise for St. Richard’s Hospice Corporate 20/20 Challenge in which 20 businesses, in the first quarter of 2020 are set the target of

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FSB Finalist Start Up Business


7th February 2020. Jackson Family Funeral Directors are delighted to be continuing their success by being shortlisted by the FSB Awards as a 2020 finalist for Start-Up Business in the area. The West Midlands final takes place on Friday 6th March at the Marriott Forest of Arden in Warwickshire. The FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards recognise and celebrate the huge contribution that smaller businesses and the self-employed make to the UK.  There are 12 categories that businesses can choose to enter, from International Business of the Year to Self Employed/Sole Trader of the year.   The FSB are looking for the

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2019 savings for families

Our families saved £642,718.61 in 2019

15th January 2020. As a new year and decade are now upon us, it’s refreshing to look back at 2019 to see how we performed as a business and how our service benefitted the families that we provide funeral services for.  Forming in early 2018, we are still a relatively young business but from the outset we had experience of the Funeral services profession and a vision to offer funeral services within Worcestershire, that offered choice and transparency of costs.  The variety of Funeral Services that we offer, has enabled families to choose to spend as much or as little

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Coping with loss at Christmas


11th December 2019. The emotional pressure of the festive season can be all consuming for those grieving a lost loved one. Christmas is a magical season, with our homes lit up, sparkling with Christmas lights, it’s also a time when families and friends spend quality time together.  However, at Christmas the loss can be felt more acutely than ever! It might be your first or even tenth Christmas without someone that was a significant part of your life or you might have lost a loved one at Christmas.  Whatever the circumstances, the absence of someone special will lead to feelings

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Supporting St Richards Lights of Love


25th November, 2019. Jackson Family Funeral Directors are proud to support this year’s St Richard’s Hospice ‘Lights of Love’ services held at Pershore Abbey on Thursday 28th November, and Great Malvern Priory on Tuesday 10th December. Sponsoring refreshments is just a small way of offering our comfort to those grieving for a loved one, on an occasion that will be moving and emotional for the community. St Richard’s Hospice ‘Lights of Love’ is a celebration of those we have lost with hundreds of twinkling lights at services across the county. Supporting those who are remembering the lives of their loved

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Benefit claimants can claim money

Benefit claimants can receive up to £1,000 towards funeral cost

15th November, 2019. Government announces increase from Spring 2020 Losing a loved one is a stressful and upsetting time and worrying about the extra financial pressures of paying for a funeral, can increase the emotional toll at this time.  Fortunately, there is help available to ease some of the financial pressure of arranging a funeral, if you (or your partner) are claiming certain benefits or tax credits and meet the criteria for relationship to the deceased.   The Funeral Payment scheme is available to pay for a funeral and the Funeral Expenses payment scheme is provided by the Government to fund

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Family Owned Funeral Directors

Proud To Be A Family Business Caring For The Community

12th November, 2019. As the only independent family owned funeral director in Pershore, Upton and Worcester, Jackson Family Funeral Directors are proud to provide a sensitive and highly professional service to our local community which means so much to us all. Our business is owned and run by family, keeping family values at the forefront of everything that we do, which means that we are always here for you, 24 hours a day. The passing of a loved one can be a shocking, unnerving event for any family to deal with, and as such we believe that there needs to

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