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Fosters Team raise £1,000 for Alzheimer’s Scotland

September 23rd, 2022|

On Saturday the 17th of September, our Fosters team took part in the Memory Walk raising £1,000 for Alzheimer Scotland. For the second consecutive year, some of the Fosters team pulled on their walking boots to walk around Strathclyde Park for the annual Alzheimer’s Scotland Memory Walk. Our wonderful team were delighted that they could come together to raise money for our charity partners Alzheimer’s Scotland. There are over 90,000 people within Scotland living with dementia, with this number continuing to rise. All of our Fosters staff are proud to have had Dementia Friends training and it was a [read more]

Fosters Are Dementia Friends

September 14th, 2022|

Fosters Funeral Directors have been working closely with our official charity partners, Alzheimer’s Scotland, to make sure that all our employees have been given Dementia Friends training. This fantastic initiative aims to raise awareness of dementia and reduce any stigma that the term 'dementia' may bring. Given the nature of our work, we care for many families who have been touched by this terrible illness. We want to lead the way to make sure that we can help to educate our staff and make sure they have all the tools necessary to provide the best level of service and [read more]

National Day of Mourning

September 12th, 2022|

Fosters Funeral Directors will be closed on Monday, 19th September 2022. On behalf of the team at Fosters Funeral Directors, we are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth ll. We understand that there will also be many supporters affected by this sad news. As a mark of respect, we paused communications after hearing the news, and we extend our deepest sympathies to the Royal Family for their loss. Fosters, like many other businesses around the country, will be closed on Monday, 19th September 2022 as this will be a National Day of [read more]

Meet Marie – Funeral Arranger at Fosters Newton Mearns

August 15th, 2022|

Meet Marie - Funeral Arranger at Fosters Newton Mearns Marie talks about what Fosters can do for the families we care for, the different floral tributes she has seen created and the most rewarding part of her role.   What made you choose a career in the funeral sector? “I have always wanted to be involved in the funeral industry, ever since I helped some friends organise their mum’s funeral. I felt at the time that I could offer a more compassionate and personal service than their chosen firm. Previously, I worked in customer service with Thomas Cook [read more]

Fosters is OFFICIALLY AUTHORISED by the FCA to sell funeral plans.

July 29th, 2022|

Fosters is OFFICIALLY AUTHORISED by the FCA to sell funeral plans.  We’re delighted to confirm that we are now authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority as a provider of funeral plans.    From today, the FCA will regulate pre-paid funeral plans, following legislation passed by Parliament. The FCA is authorising 26 providers, only 2 of which are Scottish companies. The newly authorised firms hold approximately 1.6 million plans, which make up 87% of the market.  Robert MacLachlan, CEO, said:  “Our team have done a tremendous job in preparing for regulation and we are delighted we are able to [read more]

What To Wear To A Funeral

July 7th, 2022|

What To Wear To A Funeral? Funeral attire in the UK is typically traditional, which means that mourners opt to wear the traditional, black outfit as a mark of respect. In this article we explore typical Western culture, but we also explore some funeral traditions and outfits from around the world. One thing that has become more common is people request funeral attendees to wear bright colours so that the service is more of a celebration of their life and not the sad, sombre affair that is commonly known. This could be the deceased favourite colour, or they leave [read more]

Have You Purchased A Ready4Retirement Plan?

June 29th, 2022|

Have You Purchased A Ready4Retirement Plan? Ready4Retirement Limited (including their brand “BeRetirementWise”) has ceased trading, however, funeral plans sold by Ready4Retirement Limited PRIOR to 24 August 2020 are NOT AFFECTED. Plans purchased through Ready4Retirement prior to 24th Aug 2020 are held and administered by us, The Independent Family Funeral Directors Limited, trading as Fosters Funeral Directors. Please, therefore, check the date of your plan. If you purchased a plan before 24th Aug 2020 your plan is safe and there is nothing more you need to do. If you have any queries regarding your plan, please contact The Independent Family [read more]

Low Cost Funerals

June 24th, 2022|

Why Do Low Cost Funerals Exist?   The term ‘low cost funerals’ essentially does what is says on the tin and is also commonly known as a ‘no-frills funeral’. But the question we’re here to answer is why is a service like this is being offered by funeral directors? There are many reasons that Fosters offer something like their lowest cost funeral. This is partly down to how much this would cost financially for families and, which we’re seeing more often, is that it falls in line with a newer customer demand for a swift, modern-day funeral. This [read more]

FINANCIAL CONDUCT AUTHORITY ‘INTENDING TO AUTHORISE’ FOSTERS FUNERAL DIRECTORS 

June 17th, 2022|

FINANCIAL CONDUCT AUTHORITY ‘INTENDING TO AUTHORISE’ FOSTERS FUNERAL DIRECTORS Fosters Funeral Directors Becomes First Scottish Firm to Achieve Status Fosters is delighted to announce that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is “intending to authorise” us to continue to sell and manage funeral plans ahead of regulation coming to the sector on the 29th of July this year. Fosters, the first and only Scottish company to date to have achieved this milestone, had previously welcomed the move to regulate the industry as they felt many companies were taking advantage of customers and falling far short of what should be expected [read more]

Meet Fiona – Funeral Arranger at Fosters Rutherglen

May 30th, 2022|

Meet Fiona, funeral arranger at Fosters Rutherglen. Fiona talks about how she got into the funeral industry, her favourite funeral tradition and her two cats Brenda & Margaret! What made you choose a career in the funeral sector? I always had an interest about the funeral profession, and it was actually a death in the family that made me take the leap to join the industry. My amazing grandpa sadly passed away and the care and support we received from the funeral directors was amazing, it was then that I knew that this is what I wanted to do. [read more]

Alzheimer’s Awareness Day at Woodside Cemetery & Crematorium

May 24th, 2022|

Alzheimer’s Awareness Day at Woodside Cemetery & Crematorium Fosters charity partners, Alzheimer’s Scotland are attending Woodside Cemetery & Crematorium to present a talk about living with Dementia on Tuesday, 31st May. This event will look to educate and inform the public on the different forms of Dementia and how you can support family and friends who are affected by this illness. Woodside are hosting a ‘Tea & Blether’ event on the 31st May which coincides with Dementia Awareness Week, which runs from the 30th May - 5th June. This event will provide a helping hand for people to [read more]

Dying Matters Awareness Week 2022

May 3rd, 2022|

Fosters Funeral Directors are proudly supporting Dying Matters Awareness Week, which takes place this year from 2 – 6 May 2022. Every year, people around the country use this week as a moment to encourage all communities to get talking about death, dying and bereavement in whatever way, shape or form works for them. Whoever starts the conversation, and however they do it, they never find it as challenging as they first feared, and they always feel better for talking about it. This year's campaign focuses on being 'In A Good Place' when you die. This is trying [read more]

Fosters Now Open In Dunfermline

December 20th, 2021|

On Monday the 20th of December, Fosters opened a new funeral home in Dunfermline. Located at 1 Nethertown Broad Street, Fosters bring high quality, professional funeral service to the local and community.

7 Tips for Coping With Grief

November 29th, 2021|

This article offers seven tips for coping with grief. It includes links to bereavement charities and professional organisations who provide support and advice.

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