Some web links to organisations and information - useful to weavers, green burial enquirers and someone wishing to explore woven willow caskets.


The Good Funeral Guide

"The Good Funeral Guide is an independent, not-for-profit consumer advice and advocacy service. We are here to help you arrange the funeral you want.

The Good Funeral Guide is for people

  • who need to arrange a funeral for someone now
  • who want to make future arrangements for their own funeral
  • who’d like to learn about death and funerals"

Read more here...    http://www.goodfuneralguide.co.uk/2013/04/from-the-ashes-of-winterwillow/



The Natural Death Centre

"If you are looking for help, support, advice or guidance planning a funeral, either for yourself or for someone close to you, the Natural Death Centre Charity is here for you.

We are passionate about sharing knowledge, dispelling myths, and empowering everyone who wants to have the best experience possible when it comes to making arrangements for a funeral.

We firmly believe that knowledge is power, and that by knowing what is possible, you will be able to make informed choices about what is right for you, your family and for the person who has died".


Read more here...


 

Welcome to wintercomfort…


Welcome to wintercomfort…

Our aims, strategy, work… and relationship with the wider community in and around Cambridge…

http://www.wintercomfort.org.uk/





The Basketmakers Association

"Our aim is to promote the knowledge of basketry, chair seating and allied crafts; their making, study, collecting, teaching and use.

To set standards of teaching and quality of workmanship
and to encourage original design.

We promote classes, courses, exhibitions, lectures
and discussions.

We award bursaries for further study, both at formal courses and for periods of travel".

Read more here...



Hertfordshire Basketry Group

"The group aims to develop the skills of basketry in Hertfordshire and beyond through regular workshops, talks, visits to galleries and makers, and exhibiting.

Hertfordshire Basketry was set up in 2004 by a group of enthusiastic makers who had completed their City and Guilds in Basketry, and were keen to learn new skills and share ideas. 
 
Membership is open to all and our current members come from all over greater London and the east of England.
 
We welcome those who are interested not just in traditional basketry techniques and materials, but also in related area such as constructed textiles and weaving".

 

About Woodland Wishes

Independent Green Funeral Director

Woodland Wishes offer simple and bespoke 'green' funerals in beautiful woodland burial sites using British 'earth friendly' coffins. As well as offering as much or as little personal guidance as you need without the fuss and unwanted expense of traditional mainstream funerals.

A natural burial is a natural way to celebrate life, a way of giving back to nature and the environment a gift for future generations, the gift being a protected nature rich environment.

Phone: 01223 651653

Email: tracy@woodlandwishes.co.uk



 http://www.arkafunerals.co.uk/

  • At ARKA Original Funerals we make sure that you feel comfortable and unpressured about making decisions for the funeral of a loved one.

    We offer advice and information about the wide range of choices available for both traditional and green funerals, including
    council and church owned cemeteries, woodland burialscremation,ashes interment and scattering.

    Encouraging you to participate as much as you wish, we help to create and style personal ceremonies, through the provision of ministers, or celebrants, and the fitting selection of musicvehicles and other poignant and personal touches.

    We are a dedicated team offering a professional service to the highest standards, and believe that every funeral can be a unique experience, truly representing the life, beliefs, and wishes of the deceased, as well as their friends and family.

    You can contact the ARKA Original Funerals team at any of our offices during the day, or at any time during the night and weekends via our 24 hour answering service.

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    Brighton
    East Sussex
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    39-41 Surrey Street,
    Brighton,
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The Burial Ground is located on Comberton Road, Barton (the B1046) between the villages of Barton and Comberton to the west of Cambridge

5 mins from junction 12 of the M11

Nearest postcode CB23 7BN

Signposted from the A603 Cambridge to Sandy road. Cycle racks available!

Click here for a map

April 2013 newsletter now available. See newsletter page

 

Woodland burial is a centuries-old practice which is justifiably enjoying a great revival. As people become more aware not only of their responsibility to the environment but also of their ability to choose where their ultimate resting place will be, more and more are turning to woodland burial, where their impact on the environment is less than that of cremation, and where they know they will rest in an increasingly beautiful, natural setting which their family and friends may return to with pleasure as the years pass.

The idea that we can create a living memorial by encouraging new woodlands, and in doing so we can leave something that will be enjoyed by our great grandchildren, is considerably more appealing than opting for the often very impersonal, crowded environment of more traditional cemeteries, with serried ranks of graves and headstones.

The Arbory Trust was the first Christian charity to offer woodland burial. Throughout the centuries the Christian church has offered care and comfort to the dying and bereaved. As an integral part of God's calling to all Christians, we feel that this caring and experience, built up over the centuries, should be available to all whether they are buried in a churchyard, crematorium or woodland.

We warmly welcome everyone, regardless of race, religion, geographical or theological boundary, and you are assured of a warm, caring service at all times from our well-trained staff.

As an established member of the Association of Natural Burial Grounds, we follow the Code of Conduct designed to safeguard your confidence and ensure good practice. 

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