Attitudes towards announcing deaths on social media are changing. As we increasingly use social media to update on everyday life, it’s no surprise that online sites are frequently being used as forums to update on the news of someone passing away. Our Death in the Digital Age report has found that one fifth of UK adults […]

Following its launch back in 2012, Co-op Funeralcare’s apprenticeship programme has grown from strength to strength. Starting with 10 original apprentices back in 2012, more than 1,800 people have now been welcomed through our doors. The programme is unique in that there isn’t an age limit and all of our operational colleagues join us as […]

It’s not often you see She-Ra from the He-Man comic books leading a funeral or a hearse being flanked by Superman, Batman, Robin and Captain America, but that’s what happened for the funeral of 18-year old Arthur Lewis Trigger Peebles from Morden, Surrey last week. Arthur was a super fan of comic heroes including Superman, […]

Are you one of the 20 million UK adults banking on receiving an average inheritance of £147,000? A new study by the Co-op has revealed that one in five over 50’s confess there’s less in the pot for their dependents than they’d hoped. 35% of those asked blame early retirement for the lack of money […]

You’re in the middle of writing your will. Would you set aside a charity donation if you knew that was an option? According to research from Co-op Legal Services, only 1 in 16 UK adults have left gifts to charities, yet 70% would give generously if they were made aware of it. That’s why Co-op […]

Ever thought about the song you’d want played at your funeral? Funeralcare’s bi-annual 2016 funeral music charts have got everyone thinking about the music they’d want loved ones to remember them by. If you went for Frank Sinatra’s classic ‘My Way’, you’d be choosing this year’s chart-topper which has knocked Monty Python’s ‘Always look on […]

Welcome back to the Consumer Services Executive team who look after our Funeralcare, Legal Services and Insurance businesses. They’ve just finished a two-day road trip around Cumbria raising awareness and funds for British Red Cross to help tackle loneliness in our communities. Day one On Wednesday they had an 8am start making brews in return for donations […]