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More Young People Planning Their Funerals

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We recently read an article about two women who, after losing their parents, have planned their funerals. One of them is only 23 years old.

Communicating your final wishes with your family and loved ones is perhaps more important than ever. You never know which day will be your last and having it at least noted down somewhere would be a great idea. The songs you would want played, any readings, basic things like burial or cremation. If we don’t speak about these things, it’s just a guessing game for those left behind.

Check out the article here.


Merry Christmas

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We’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. We hope you have a fantastic festive season and welcome in the New Year in style too.

If you need us over the holidays, please don’t hesitate to call. We’re available throughout the Christmas season should you need us. Just give us a call on 01772 457887 and we can help.

From the whole team & family here at David Cowburn Funeral Directors, have a very Merry Christmas.

One Month Until Christmas

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We’re feeling festive as the Christmas lights in Leyland were switched on at the weekend.

Don’t forget that we are here whenever you need us. Be it weekday, weekend, daytime, night time or bank holidays. We’re available 365 days a year and are just a phone call away. Please don’t hesitate to call, we’re here and ready to serve.

With one month until Christmas Day, we hope you enjoy the festivities of the season and the run up to the big day.

Suicide isn’t the only option

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Last week, news spread that Keith Flint, the frontman of The Prodigy, had taken his own life.

His voice was one of a generation, the jilted generation. He influenced, changed & innovated, inspiring many & rebelling against the norm & having played the festival many times, was due to appear at Glastonbury with The Prodigy again this year. Music aside, the last photos of him were taken at a Parkrun where he had recently started running the 5km course, achieving his best time just 2 days before his death.

Booking a music festival & taking up running don’t sound like things that someone contemplating taking their own life would do. But no one knows what’s going on inside the head of others. Suicidal thoughts don’t discriminate, they can happen to anyone.

Suicide isn’t the only option. There is help if you need it. Please speak to someone if you need to. Reach out to a friend today & check they are ok.

Samaritans: or call 116 123 (UK).

First Valentine’s Day With Your Spouse?

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You probably aren’t looking forward to the prospect of the first Valentine’s Day without your spouse, partner or loved one. Maybe you get traditions, maybe you just exchanged cards. Perhaps flowers were always delivered or you’d go for a meal together? Maybe you celebrated the day of love in your own way and looking at that date looming on the calendar isn’t doing you any favours? So what can you do?

Dine with friends. If you have or had a bereavement group or know people in similar situations to you, why not suggest just having a meal together? It doesn’t need to be a restaurant, or maybe it does for you to really look forward in your life? Divorced or single friends might also jump at the chance of company.

You could do something for someone else. Why not babysit so another couple can go out and make some memories? The enjoyment you’ll get from spending time with youngsters will lift your mood.

Why not do something that YOU love? Whether that’s to go for a walk by the canal followed by a pub lunch, get a haircut or go for a massage, make it about you. Perhaps buying that new jacket or pair of shoes that you had your eye on would give you a lift?

Even if you decide to stay in, pour a glass of wine & watch a movie on the TV, it’s no big deal. Just remember, like Christmas, like New Year’s Day, like birthdays, it’s only one day. It’s just another day in your life. Tomorrow will be here before you know it.

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