Foster's Funeral Directors has launched a Christmas appeal for local Women's aid charities. The appeal aims to provide support and resources for women and children who have suffered from domestic abuse. These local women's aid charities provide a confidential service offering vital information, temporary accommodation and support for their recovery. These women often had to leave their domestic lives quickly, so they had little or no possessions. Many have children and babies, making the situation even harder. Nick McLaughlin, Managing Director at Fosters, said they had witnessed first-hand the devastating impact of domestic violence on families and wanted [More...]
Fosters raise £1115 for Strathcarron Hospice Fosters Funeral Directors in Stirling hosted a Big Birthday Tea Party event, in aid of Strathcarron Hospice, raising a whopping £1,115.07. Fosters would like to send a huge thank you to the numerous businesses across Stirling and Forth Valley, for donating wonderful prizes to the event celebrating the Hospice's 42nd anniversary on the 28th April, which were raffled off to raise funds. Angela Harrower, who organised and hosted the event, said, “I’m overwhelmed by the generosity of everyone who contributed, and I cannot thank them enough for making the day such [More...]
Fosters Funeral Directors have joined forces with local charities across the central belt to deliver over 500 Easter Eggs to vulnerable children in the area with an egg-cellent treat this Easter. Among the charities supported are several Women’s Aid organisations that provide a confidential service offering vital information, support and temporary accommodation to women and their children who have experienced domestic abuse. As well as supporting women and children to recover, the Women’s Aid campaign to raise awareness of domestic abuse and its impact on the lives of those who are or have suffered. Angela from Fosters in Stirling [More...]
Have you ever seen a superhero themed funeral before? Well, in Cumbernauld earlier this month, Jack, who was a massive fan of Marvel, was given the most fitting send off at his funeral. The idea occurred when the family told Yvonne, the funeral arranger at Fosters Cumbernauld, all about how Jack loved the Marvel films and how he would watch them every day. It was his favourite thing to do. So, Yvonne asked the family if it would be okay to have everyone dress up as superheroes for the funeral and they said that would be amazing and “such [More...]
Your "Money Is Safe" With A Fosters Funeral Plan Speaking on the BBC's Morning Live programme James Daley of Fairer Finance said that your "Money Is Safe" with a Funeral Plan purchased from a company regulated by the FCA. For many, purchasing a funeral plan is a way to give peace of mind knowing that their family will not be left with an enormous funeral bill after they have passed. But until recently, the whole industry has not been regulated, leaving millions of people's money unprotected. However, last July, the Financial Conduct Authority brought in new regulations for funeral plans [More...]
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Best Funeral Director Awarded To Fosters Funeral Directors At the recent 2022 Scottish Funeral Awards Ceremony, Fosters were recognised for being the best Funeral Director throughout the whole of central Scotland. The high quality of service that Foster’s provides to their customers is enhanced by their passion for ensuring that people in mourning are treated with care and respect throughout the whole funeral process. As well as their exemplary level of service to their customers and communities they serve, Fosters were also recognised for the outstanding layout and design of their premises which are very warm and welcoming to [More...]
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Best Direct Cremation Provider Awarded To Fosters Funeral Directors At the prestigious Scottish Funeral Awards Ceremony 2022, Fosters Funeral Directors received recognition by winning the best Direct Cremation Provider in Central Scotland. More and more people are choosing to have a direct cremation. This can be because there is less fuss than with a more traditional funeral or they wanted their families to do something more memorable with savings on a traditional funeral. Fosters Direct Cremation funeral is their lowest cost funeral yet staff provide the same high quality customer service and care Fosters are renowned for. Fosters received [More...]
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 [More...]
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 [More...]
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 [More...]
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 [More...]
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 [More...]
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 [More...]
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 [More...]
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 [More...]
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 [More...]
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. [More...]
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 [More...]
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 [More...]
The Scottish Government has issued new guidance about the need to wear a face covering at a funeral.
From Monday the 4th of April 2022 it will no longer be necessary to wear a face mask when attending a funeral service.
The Independent Family Funeral Directors Ltd trading as Fosters Funeral Directors is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority to enter into and carry out funeral plan contracts FRN 966550.