Unique funeral service launches September 2020

Unique funeral service launches September 2020

Advance funeral planning gives families the space to grieve.

An innovative funeral service was launched this week in Milton Keynes. The service enables people to plan every detail of their funeral well before they pass away. The service is aimed at adults, either in good health or who know that their life will soon be coming to an end. It’s designed to relieve grieving family members of the burden of organising the funeral at a time of great distress.

The idea is the brainchild of Eugene Matthias, founder, of Create My Legacy. Experienced businessman and funeral celebrant, Matthias first came up with the idea during a family funeral visit.

“It was sad, really,” he explains, “I was sitting with the family, all of whom were understandably upset at the loss of their loved one, and there were large gaps in their knowledge of his life. No-one seemed to know anything about his life as a child or young adult. Because, he had been married before, many years previously, there was little that anyone could contribute regarding his early adulthood or life before he got married.

“Driving home from the meeting, it suddenly dawned on me that here was a really valuable service that just wasn’t currently available. How wonderful would it be, if people, maybe many years, or perhaps just a few weeks before dying, could organise their own funeral? They could tell their story in their own way, as well as choose the music, readings and poems – even details such as the type of flowers that should accompany the coffin.”

Even in its early days, the idea appears to be gaining traction with positive feedback. “The problem with funerals,” Matthias continues, “is that people need space and time to grieve properly. The loss of a loved one can be enormously distressing. It can be difficult for close family members to marshal their thoughts and to get their heads round the detailed organising of a funeral. With Create My Legacy, we work with the individual and go through every detail of their funeral from the structure of the service to taking their instructions, helping them to write up their Eulogy, finally, we produce a personalised bespoke funeral service for their approval. In fact, we organise as much or as little as they want us to organise.”

The service doesn’t just stop at organising funerals. For people whose life is nearing its end, Create My Legacy will also help to arrange a ‘Celebration of Life’ – a farewell party that gives family and friends the chance to celebrate with the individual while they are still alive a life well-lived.

Create My Legacy is based in Milton Keynes but, being an online service, supports individuals and their families across the UK.

For further media information contact –
Eugene Matthias – 01234 413030 / 07730 111111 – info@createmylegacy.co.uk