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WinterWillow will be at the forthcoming Open Day of The Woodland Burial Trust in St. Albans.
The event takes place on Saturday 12th May, 2012 from noon onwards.
‘St Albans Woodland Burial Trust is one of only two consecrated sites in the country and falls under the jurisdiction of the Diocese of St Albans. Consecration provides the greatest protection that can be afforded in English law, and can only be changed by Act of Parliament.Whatever religious faith you may or may not have, you can nevertheless be assured that this will always remain a special place, sacred to the memory of those who rest in peace’.
Visitors on the day can enjoy free refreshments in the Trust marquee and will be able to view the new glade and see the newly extended 12 acres of woodland on the site.
Set in beautiful countryside in Keysoe, Bedfordshire and surrounded by 60 acres of woodland, access to the woodland is through the College Equestrian Centre, Church Road, Keysoe, Bedford. MK44 2JP
We are holding a Green Burial Awareness Day on Saturday 19th November 2011. See more on our awareness page here.
There will be a wide choice of information , advice and practical sessions on the ‘green’ burial movement – all held between 11.00am and 3.00pm at Barton Glebe Woodland Burial Ground, Barton, Cambridgeshire, CB23 7BN.
You can see the burial ground on the map with the link below.
We hope you will let us know if you can attend, we have funeral directors, craftsmen and women, as well as bereavement care specialists and humanist celebrants in attendance.
Come along and find out more, in a practical and supportive environment.
Contact Tracy at WinterWillow on 01223 518140 or use the contact us page on our main WinterWillow web site to reserve your place at this fascinating event.
The WinterWillow team…
We are out and about in the next few months with our coffins.
WinterWillow are delighted to have now confirmed attendance at the following coffin related events.
10-12 June 2011 National Funeral Exhibition – Warwickshire http://www.nationalfuneralexhibition.co.uk/
22 June 2011 – The Arbory Trust – Open Day at Barton Natural Burial Ground http://www.arborytrust.org/index.html
9 & 10 July 2011 – London Funeral Exhibition (incorporating the ‘Handled with Care’ Coffin Exhibition – Epping Burial Ground http://www.londonfuneralexhibition.co.uk
24 September 2011 – Bennetts Funeral Home Open Day, Brentwood, Essex http://www.bennettsfunerals.co.uk/areabennetts-funeral-directors
For regular updates on the exhibitions and shows we are attending why not bookmark our WinterWillow events page – you can find it here.
Thanks for visiting us – The WinterWillow team
You can now find WinterComfort for the Homeless on Facebook.
Why not connect with our parent charity and keep up to date with all the current news, as well as helping our charity celebrate twenty years of supporting the homeless in Cambridge.
Graham Seed the actor who played Nigel Pargetter in The Archers for nearly thirty years is coming to Cambridge.
Guests can buy tickets to the event and hear Graham’s observations on the contentious story line which saw his departure form this iconic programme after such a long time.
Our parent charity will receive the profits from the event – in order to support the work of WinterComfort for the Homeless.
It is fitting that the event will raise money for WinterComfort – as WinterWillow, one of our social enterprises, makes English woven willow coffins and it it was Nigel Pargetta’s last wish to be buried in a woven eco-coffin.
The event will be held at The Law Faculty of the University of Cambridge, between 6.00 and 8.00pm on the 13th April 2011.
You can purchase tickets on the night for £12 or from WinterComfort ahead of the event for only £10.
Contact WinterComfort on 01223 518140 or email email@example.com for more information. Your WinterWillow contact is Tracy O’leary.
Do book early for this sure to be popular event…and support a great cause too, to help tackle homelessness in our community.
You can find details of Nigel Pargetter on the The Archers character page here.
A fuller press release about the event and it’s organisers can be found on the Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire.
See you at The Law Faculty for this exciting evening of lively reminiscence!
The food4food team make and deliver fantastic dishes and refreshments for meetings , parties and events across Cambridge.
The professional kitchens, which provide food for everyone in our Centre, also offer external clients a range of buffet and snack menu items to help your event or meeting go with a well refreshed swing.
Wendy and her team work tirelessly to provide imaginative and freshly made items for the discerning palate. Why not visit the food4food web site and see what they do?
Wendy and the team also now publish their Kitchen Blog, an ever-updating series of news and menu information items for existing and prospective clients and web visitors.
You can subscribe to regular automatic updates from the blog.
Very refreshing – catering from a professional team.
Image: Carrot Cake – Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike license image from David Benbennick
As the nights begin to darken you can also find your perfect seasonal gift on the stall too – helping to support Cambridge Link-Up , a homeless led community group.
This news item comes to you from The Willow Way – our blog about social enterprise and willow.
Image: A member of the WinterComfort team checks the stall display…
Following the success of the Places of Change garden at Chelsea this year, and the great interest in woven willow eco-coffins by large numbers of visitors – we are very pleased to tell you that the Eden Project are continuing the story by featuring our eco-coffins as part of the legacy exhibition from the garden display at the Flower Show.
During June, July and August 2010 you will be able to see a WinterWillow woven coffin at The Eden Project in Cornwall.
The work of our weaving team will be part of a featured display to celebrate the energy and work of all the organisations and individuals who helped to make Places of Change such a success.
We were delighted to take a small part in this creative process and would like to offer WinterWillow congratulations to everyone who worked so hard to make the garden happen.
Weaving your way to the West Country?
If you are in Cornwall this summer and would like to visit the Eden Project you can find more information here.
Running from May 25th to May 29th 2010, Chelsea offer visitors an amazing array of floral displays, trade stands and visitor attractions. We are proud to be a part of the horticultural festivities this year.
We use only the best English willow in the making and craft of our eco-coffins and wider basketry items. The cultivation and sustainable cropping of willow is an abiding theme with the WinterWillow team.
Using no nails, metal fastenings or chemical based adhesives – our woven eco-coffins are a perfect piece of English craft for Chelsea – fully in sympathy with the ethos of the show, the care of living things and their sustainable use.
WinterWillow will be sharing a space on the Places of Change stand, along with other social enterprise and Spark Challenge organisations.
If you visit the show you will be able to see an example of one of our woven willow eco-coffins throughout the show week. The WinterWillow team will be in attendance on Wednesday 26th May 2010.
Do visit us at the show if you are attending. Every item we take orders for goes directly to support the work of our charity team at WinterComfort for the Homeless. We look forward to seeing you there.
It was a great event, with much lively debate and new research evidence about the motives, considerations and development of those providing services and using natural/woodland burial as an option in their final ceremonies.
The conference audience was an eclectic mix of funeral directors, woodland site owners and managers, clergy, academics and recently bereaved individuals who had agreed to take part in the research exercise. This body of academic work was funded by the ESRC for three years.
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