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Open day will bring peace of mind

Cremations, burials and funerals are difficult occasions for grieving families and friends and often bewildering for those who have to deal with the arrangements.

Ipswich Borough Council has organised a free Open Day on Saturday 20th September, from 10am to 4pm, to help people understand what they need to do if a loved one dies, how to cope with bereavement and what happens after a funeral.

Cemetery and crematorium staff will be on hand to share their knowledge, show you around and answer any questions in a relaxed atmosphere.

Local funeral directors, stone masons, florists and advice groups will also be available to explain or demonstrate their services.

Refreshments are available and parking is available in the New, Lawn and Old Cemetery. There is no need to book; please just turn up and talk to staff.

Councillor Sophie Meudec, who is responsible for bereavement services, said: “We are trying to make it easier for people to understand the arrangements concerning cremations, burials, memorials and other services. We hope members of the public will come along to the open day to find out more about what the Council, funeral directors, stone masons and others can offer in terms of help and advice.”

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