Essex Live and funeral-notices.co.uk are proud to offer every person in Essex the opportunity to honour their loved one with a free funeral notice or lasting tribute page online.
2020 has been a difficult year, especially for the many people who suffered a loss and found themselves facing restrictions as the pandemic continues to impact attendance at funerals and physical contact with friends and family at a time when it is most needed.
Announcing the passing of a loved one in your local newspaper is a time honoured tradition and for many, an important part of the grieving process.
Due to restrictions and a fear of being placed in the devastating situation of having to turn well wishers away from funeral services, many grieving families missed out on formally announcing their loss.
To try and offer some comfort to everyone mourning a loved one, we are offering every single person in the Essex community a free online notice on funeral-notices.co.uk
Online notices reach into the heart of your communities through Essex Live and offer a safe place for friends and families to come together to share their grief, collect tributes, memories, photos or light candles in memory.
Funeral-notices Account Manager Vicky Barlow said: “After speaking with Funeral Directors it was heartbreaking to hear many stories of people missing out on so many elements of the traditional funeral.
“We hope that by making an online notice free and accessible to a whole community, we can play some small part in connecting friends and family and give something back as we continue to navigate our way through the pandemic and into the new year.”
“An online notice offers an opportunity to tell the story of a loved one, helping to put a name behind some of the awful statistics we read about every day.
“Whilst the restrictions on funerals and lockdowns have kept people physically apart, online communities have helped people to share their memories and offer support and comfort to one another.
“We hope that by making online notices free we may be able to play a small part in supporting the Essex community.”
Funeral-notices.co.uk benefits from a growing audience returning every day to read daily funeral notices, leave tributes, share memories, add photos and donate in memory of their loved ones.
Our free online notices may be booked retrospectively, remain online forever and offer a safe place online to collect donations in memory of loved ones.
To book your free notice on EssexLive & funeral-notices.co.uk click here.