We are Kate Tym (Blonde Kate) and Kate Dyer (Red-head Kate) the founders of Coffin Club UK. We are funeral celebrants www.kateandkatecelebrants/funerals who found ourselves frustrated with the standard of funerals currently on offer in the UK. We knew there were so many wonderful choices available to reflect each unique individual but realised that this was not something that most people were aware of. We realised that, at a point of bereavement, people were very unlikely to ask difficult questions or have the head-space to be able to think creatively so it was easy for them to find themselves being channelled into having a funeral that followed the cookie-cutter format that we’re all so familiar with.
But what we’ve found most empowering, is when people take ownership of their, or the person they love’s, final farewell.
Watch this video to hear what Jo has to say about why taking ownership of her Dad’s funeral meant so much.
Giving Something Back
Coffin Club is an evangelical movement. The clubs around the country are run on a not-for-profit basis either as Charities or Community Interest Companies. Coffin Club is very proud to donate 1 percent of all sales to Epilepsy Research UK via Work for Good.