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The Funeral Singer

Martyn Bond is a Chauffeur Bearer for CPJ Field, in our Haine & Son branch in Eastbourne. Alongside this Martyn is often asked to sing at funeral services, thanks to his naturally gifted voice. We sat down with Martyn to ask him about his funeral singing, how he got into it and what songs people…

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Books that help us talk more openly about death and dying

  Books that help us talk more openly about death and dying Death and Bereavement rank high on the list of topics that we as a nation avoid talking about.  Our research suggests that only 21% have spoken with a loved about their death and how they would like to be remembered, with 32% never…

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Wear It Pink 2017 at Rampion House

Around 1 in 8 women in the UK will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer at some point in their lives, there are many charities that work hard to fund vital research in how to stop the disease and Wear It Pink is a day organised to raise money for Breast Cancer Now. On October 19th…

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More Than Just A Funeral Exhibition 2017

CPJ Field is proud to launch the first “More than just a funeral” exhibition. Taking place at The View, Seaford, the event will cover all aspects of end of life planning. From expert legal advice to funeral personalisation, this engaging and informative event aims to breaking down societies barriers surrounding end of life discussion and…

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7 Alternatives to the traditional hearse

Every life is unique and we see that expressed every day in the funerals we carry out across our business. People choose to honour the memories of their loved ones in a variety of different ways and quite often this is via a particular choice of transportation. Below are seven different and unusual vehicles families…

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Popular pieces of music played at funerals in 2017

A recent study found that 45% of people would choose not to have hymns played at their funeral. For World Music Day, we have compiled a list of some of the most popular song choices, from the traditional to more unusual, requested at funerals, together with an explanation as to why they may have been…

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Cupcake Day 2017

Thursday 15th of June 2017 is Alzheimer’s Society Cupcake Day and we are proud to be supporting the cause. Alzheimer’s is one of the most common causes of dementia and it is documented that there are around 10 million new cases diagnosed each year. 9 of our CPJ Field branches will be taking part, by…

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Different portrayals of funerals in popular films.

This week is the start of the Cannes 2017 Film Festival, so we decided to take a look at how funerals have been portrayed on the big screen. Warning: There will be spoilers ahead. 9. My Girl My Girl is a 1991 drama that focuses on the life of a young girl growing up in…

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CPJ Field is proud to have been awarded a Silver Investors in People Award.

CPJ Field is proud to have been awarded a Silver Investors in People Award. The silver standard of the IIP is awarded to just 20% of those assessed and represents businesses whose practices priorities employee management, and working together to produce positive results. The award demonstrates our firm focus on leading, supporting and managing people…

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Responsible Business Week 2017

This week is Responsible Business Week, an initiative from Business In the Community (BITC) – an organisation of which CPJ Field are proud to be part. CPJ Field joined BITC for two reasons, firstly as a public declaration of our commitment to responsible business practices and secondly in order to further develop our practices and…

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