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Cheam and Sutton Rotary Club May Fair - W A Truelove & Son Ltd were delighted to be one of the 50 local businesses that took part in the Cheam & Sutton Rotary Club May Fair this bank holiday weekend. The fair is an annual event, started in 1977, that attracts about 6,000 visitors each year and features attractions and activities including a […]

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Company Director Awarded Honorary Membership - Mr Simon Truelove, the managing director of W A Truelove & Son Ltd, was recently awarded honorary membership of the London Association of Funeral Directors (LAFD) in recognition of his years of service to the organisation.

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New premises in Motspur Park - W A Truelove & Son Ltd were delighted to recently open a new premises in Motspur Park. The new branch comprises two chapels of rest and one arranging room as well as a spacious reception and full facilities including air conditioning.

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Trueloves sponsor hospice Christmas tree - WA Truelove & Son Ltd is pleased to be sponsoring the Christmas tree at St. Raphael's Hospice again this year for the hospice’s annual Light Up A Life remembrance carol service.

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Dedication service for new Worcester Park chapels of rest - Following the recent opening of our new premises in Worcester Park we held a dedication service for the branch’s two new chapels of rest on Wednesday 18th November.

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Truelove’s staff awarded certificates - Two staff members from WA Truelove & Son Ltd were proud to receive their Certificates in Funeral Arranging and Administration (Cert.FAA) at the recent half yearly meeting of the London Association of Funeral Directors in Knightsbridge.

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Truelove’s Remembrance Sunday window display competition - The manager of our Worcester Park branch recently held a competition among local primary school children to decorate poppies for the branch’s Remembrance Sunday window display, and subsequently visited the school to present the children with certificates and prizes.

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Mayor officially opens new Worcester Park branch - WA Truelove & Son Ltd was delighted to officially open their newest branch on Friday 30th October 2015 on Malden Road in Worcester Park. The mayor of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, Councillor Roy Arora, attended the official opening and was pleased to cut the ribbon and to declare the new branch officially open.

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Truelove’s sponsor local concert - WA Truelove & Son Ltd was delighted recently to sponsor the annual “Praise in the Park” concert for the Banstead Five Churches. “Praise in the Park” is a concert featuring singing groups, entertainers and local schools.

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W A Truelove & Son opens new Worcester Park branch - W A Truelove & Son Ltd opened a new branch in Worcester Park recently. The new branch is being run by Sarah Love, who has been with WA Truelove & Son Ltd since April 2014. Sarah has been promoted to running her own branch, having previously served as a Relief Manager.  Prior to working for […]

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Paying for a funeral - The death of a loved one places a huge emotional strain on a person, but it also has the potential to place a large financial burden on them too.  Funerals can be expensive and, if you arrange a funeral, you may be responsible for paying for it, so, before you start, you need to check […]

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Coroners, post-mortems and inquests - When a person passes away, the first step is for a doctor to confirm the cause of death.  They must provide a medical certificate detailing the cause of death, as well as a formal notice confirming that they have signed the medical certificate and explaining how to register the death. However, if the cause of […]

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Registering a death - Following the death of a loved one, a number of important tasks need to be carried out.  We provide an overview of many of these in our article “What to do following a bereavement”, but one of the most important of these tasks is registering the death. Registering the death as soon as possible There […]

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Ways to personalise a funeral service - A funeral service can play a substantial part in bringing closure to friends and family of a loved one, especially if they feel that a service has truly celebrated their life in the way their loved one would have wanted. As we explored in our guide to the latest funeral trends many of the more […]

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The rise of the environmentally friendly funeral - Until recently, there were only two real options when it came to funerals – burial or cremation. Until 1968, burials were the more popular of these two options, as explained in our recent article looking at the history of cremation in the UK. Since 1968 however, cremation has grown in popularity, something we considered in […]

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Why are more people choosing cremations? - Why are so many more people choosing to be cremated rather than buried in the UK? Between 70 and 75% (and over 80% in Greater London) now choose cremation over a burial, although as we explained in our recent article looking at the history of cremation, it has not always been the case. Cost and […]

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The history of cremations in the UK - Cremation is now the most popular type of funeral in the UK. By 2007, 72% of funerals in the UK were cremations. However, this has not always been the case. Although humans have practised cremation for millennia, the advent of Christianity and the influence of the church in Britain stopped it happening here for hundreds […]

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