2 Children’s funerals
Please note the following pages are specifically designed for children’s funerals. When a baby or child dies, it is one of the most devastating things that can happen. We recognise how deeply distressing this can be for you and your family. We want you to know that we are here to help, guide and support you in whatever funeral you decide for your baby or child. Thoughts to consider
The UK government has created the Children's Funeral Fund for England which means that a funeral for a child under 18 or a baby stillborn after the 24th week of pregnancy can be arranged without worrying about some of the costs. These include burial or cremation fees, medical certification and a coffin or casket (up to the value of £300). You don't have to worry about claiming for this fund, our team will do all of this on your behalf. More information can be found about this here - gov.uk/child-funeral-costs. Children's Funeral Fund for England
• Making a memory box can be very helpful and mean different things to different people. It can be a place to store your special keepsakes such as photos, a letter you have written, baby clothes, artwork or a favourite toy • A lock of hair may be able to be taken for a personal keepsake • Toys, photographs, letters, flowers etc. can be placed in the coffin • Consider what your baby or child could be dressed in. This maybe a favourite outfit, baby- grow, jeans/tshirt etc • An estate car or limousine can be used for a baby or small child, instead of a hearse • For a baby’s burial, ribbons can be used to lower the coffin into the grave • At the funeral, our colleagues can wear colourful ties, instead of black • If the baby or child is to be buried, there are a wide range of memorials available from teddies, fairies, Superman, cars etc. (subject to local terms and conditions) • Themed personalised coffins/cremated remains caskets can be made with a favourite Disney or TV character, a rainbow, a favourite holiday photograph etc. (subject to local terms and conditions) Please remember, whatever you choose for your baby or child, we are here every step of the way for you from the funeral arrangement and beyond with our Bereavement Care team (see page 62). We realise you may need us just as much after the funeral, as during the funeral arrangement itself, and we will be here to help.
Our services - free of charge In addition to the Children's Funeral Fund for England, we have opted to include the following services for children under the age of 18 or a baby stillborn after the 24th week of pregnancy free of charge: • Professional services (see page 4) • Bringing your child into our care (see page 5) • Care and attention (see page 5) • A traditional hearse or limousine to a local crematorium or cemetery (see page 22-23) • All necessary personnel to conduct the funeral • Some third-party fees (see page 9, section A). Speak to one of our funeral co-ordinators for details.
Children’s coffin & casket collection
Themed picture coffins
With Children's Funeral Fund FREE OF CHARGE
Picture coffins enable you to create a personalised design to reflect your child’s special life. We have a wide range of designs for all ages, featuring favourite colours, different sports and popular characters. Should one of our many designs not be suitable, a full bespoke design service is available and can include family photographs or drawings. Nursery rhymes & bedtime stories
Children’s rhymes and stories can be a great starting point to gather inspiration. Be it a religious parable, a fairy tale or a nursery rhyme, the imagery within can produce a beautiful crib that holds a special meaning.
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Cartoon characters & cherished toys Many youngsters have a special fondness for a specific character or favourite toy. An image of a particular teddy or doll which was cherished by your loved one or a particular game you shared together can become a special point of focus within any design.
With Children's Funeral Fund FREE OF CHARGE
Eco coffin collection
Bamboo and willow coffins A comforting and environmentally friendly alternative to the traditional style coffin. Hand crafted from natural and biodegradable materials, this style of coffin is also suitable for woodland burials. The coffins are all lined and include an inscribed wooden nameplate.
Bamboo With Children's Funeral Fund FREE OF CHARGE
Willow Infant and child willow coffins are available in natural willow or in soft white, pastel pink or powder blue. With Children's Funeral Fund FREE OF CHARGE
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Natural woollen coffin The Hainsworth Junior Woollen coffin is carefully hand stitched in Yorkshire using pure new British Wool, supported on a strong recycled cardboard frame. The warm and tactile wool outer combined with the soft and padded interior gives an overall feeling of comfort evocative of a Moses basket.
Coffin for a child under 5 years old with Children's Funeral Fund £25 Coffin for a 5-17 year old child with Children's Funeral Fund £160
American casket collection
Purity family Solid poplar wooden casket with a high gloss white finish and white ruched interior. Please note these caskets are only suitable for burial. Coffin for a child under 5 years old with Children's Funeral Fund £730
Coffin for a 5-17 year old child with Children's Funeral Fund
Children’s coffin & casket collection
Ashley steel 20 gauge steel infant casket finished in white with powder gold shading. Complete with a white ruched crepe interior and sunburst pleated lid panel. Please note this casket is only suitable for burial and a maximum size of 120 cm. Coffin for a child under 5 years old with Children's Funeral Fund £730
Traditional crib Our traditional child crib is manufactured in a white veneered chipboard with an inscribed name plate and brass coloured handles. Coffin for a child under 5 years old with Children's Funeral Fund FREE OF CHARGE
Traditional coffin Our traditional child coffin is manufactured in a veneered chipboard with an inscribed name plate and matching brass plated handles. Traditional coffin for a 5-17 year old child with Children's Funeral Fund FREE OF CHARGE
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Cherished Gowns UK is a charity that provides families of babies that are stillborn, miscarried or die shortly after birth with items of clothing that they are able to be dressed in, for their funeral - completely free of charge. The registered charity (No. 1172482) works closely with almost 250 NHS hospitals and directly with funeral homes on behalf of parents to provide packs that include a gown, hat, booties, blanket and a cloth nappy. All of the cherished items have been lovingly made by volunteers from all over Great Britain, and all of the gowns provided are made from generously donated wedding dresses. Since the charity started, over 100,000 gowns have been made from approximately 200,000 wedding dresses and over 250,000 items donated by knit and crochet volunteers. Cherished Gowns
If you would like to know more about this service or enquire about a free of charge pack, please speak to one of our funeral co-ordinators or visit cherishedgowns.org.uk.
Our promise We promise to give you the best end of life care, support and experience with a compassionate and ethical approach. Whether you’re arranging a funeral now or planning for the future, we’ll give you the time, understanding and respect to ensure a fitting tribute.
Our funeral homes:
PORTSMOUTH COPNOR 65 Tangier Road, PO3 6JH 02392 698362 PORTSMOUTH COSHAM 47 High Street, PO6 3AX 02392 383460 PORTSMOUTH EASTNEY 131 Eastney Road, PO4 8DZ 02392 873218 PORTSMOUTH FRATTON 157 Fratton Road, PO1 5ER 02392 863031 PORTSMOUTH NORTH END 52 London Road, PO2 0LN 02392 662534
funeralcare.co.uk Southern Co-operative Funerals Limited Registered in England Company No. 382640. Registered oce: 1000 Lakeside, Western Road, Portsmouth, Hants, PO6 3FE. VAT Registration No. 107 6564 68 NAFD Membership 2629. V1 Jan2021 01983 861196 LEIGH PARK 194-196 Dunsbury Way, PO9 5BQ 02392 484499 LISS 3 Lower Mead, Hillbrow Road, GU33 7RL 01730 895593 PEACEHAVEN 217 South Coast Road, BN10 8LA 01273 585818 FINDON VALLEY 202 Kings Parade, Findon Road, BN14 0EJ 01903 877035 FRIMLEY GREEN 3 Wharf Road, Camberley, GU16 6LE 01252 837506 FROME 1 Nunney Road, BA11 4LA 01373 473426 GILLINGHAM 2 High Street, SP8 4QT 01747 824738 GORINGBYSEA 56 Goring Road, Worthing, BN12 4AD 01903 505757 GOSPORT ALVERSTOKE 147 Stoke Road, PO12 1SE 02392 581032 GOSPORT ROWNER 11 Rowner Road, PO13 9UB 02392 502281 HAYLING ISLAND 20 Mengham Road, PO11 9BL 02392 460047 HOVE 38 Blatchington Road, BN3 3YH 01273 771332 ISLE OF WIGHT EAST COWES 8-10 Ferry Road, PO32 6RA 01983 291263 ISLE OF WIGHT FRESHWATER The Avenue, PO40 9UU 01983 756503 ISLE OF WIGHT LAKE 1 The Fairway, Sandown, PO36 9EE 01983 403832 ISLE OF WIGHT NEWPORT 61 Upper St James Street, PO30 1LQ 01983 537213 ISLE OF WIGHT RYDE 45 St John’s Road, PO33 2RN 01983 615746 ISLE OF WIGHT SHANKLIN 76 Regent Street, PO37 7AP
ALTON 71 High Street, GU34 1AB 01420 85298 ANDOVER 22 London Street, SP10 2PE 01264 334798 ASH VALE 231 Shawfield Road, GU12 5DL
01252 330834 BASINGSTOKE 1 Buckland Parade, Buckland Avenue, RG22 6JW 01256 351606 BEDHAMPTON 96 Bedhampton Road, Havant, PO9 3EZ 02392 453549 BISHOPS WALTHAM 24 High Street, St George’s Square, SO32 1AA 01489 896305 BOGNOR REGIS NORTH BERSTED 230 Chichester Road, PO21 5BA 01243 865119 BOGNOR REGIS ROSE GREEN 6 Nyetimber Lane, PO21 3HG 01243 268681 BRACKNELL 12 Rectory Row, East Hampstead, RG12 7BN 01344 454398 BRIGHTON 155 Lewes Road, BN2 3LG
PORTSMOUTH PAULSGROVE 181 Allaway Avenue, PO6 4HG 02392 372106 PORTSMOUTH SOMERSTOWN 68 St James Road, PO5 4HZ 02392 823855 PORTSMOUTH SOUTHSEA 128 Albert Road, PO4 0JS 02392 832151 SHAFTESBURY Greenacre House, Salisbury Road, SP7 8BS 01747 858968 SHOREHAMBYSEA 68 High Street, BN43 5DB 01273 464647 STURMINSTER NEWTON 4 Market House, Station Road, DT10 1FG 01258 472073 UCKFIELD 65 High Street, TN22 1AP
01273 626326 CHICHESTER Kingsham Avenue, PO19 8AW 01243 782209 COWPLAIN 37a London Road, PO8 8DF 02392 254490 EMSWORTH 31 North Street, PO10 7DA 01243 376458 FAREHAM 86 Trinity Street, PO16 7SJ 01329 280249 FARNBOROUGH 68 Victoria Road, GU14 7PH 01252 542236 FELPHAM 103-105 Felpham Way, PO22 8QB 01243 587067 FLEET 287 Fleet Road, GU51 3BT 01252 623098
01825 764125 WARMINSTER 3 George Street, BA12 8QA 01985 220105 WATERLOOVILLE 320 London Road, PO7 7DU
02392 266105 WHITCHURCH 3 Winchester Street, RG28 7AH 01256 895914 WIDLEY 1 Cornwall Buildings, London Road, PO7 5AB 02392 378472 WORTHING 72 Newland Road, BN11 1LB 01903 215255Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10
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