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Published at 11:54am 23rd January 2018. (Updated at 11:59am 23rd January 2018)

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Organising a funeral might not be an easy task, especially if it's for a loved one, but it is possible to make sure it's done with care and thought. A local funeral director answers some questions that you might not feel able to ask. 

Award winning Full Circle Funerals based in Guiseley arrange funerals throughout Yorkshire, and take a less traditional approach to being a funeral director. As much or as little control can be in the hands of friends and family, there is no right or wrong choice and every person is different. 

How long does it take to plan a funeral?

7 to 10 days seems to be the time people believe a funeral needs to be planned in, but actually apart from a few very unusual circumstances there aren't any time limitations. Some people would like a funeral to happen as soon as possible, whilst others would like to make sure everyone within the family is available and ready, it's not near any birthdays or special occasions, or would simply like to make sure they get it right. There is no right or wrong answer. 

What happens if I want to visit the person who has died?

Visiting can seem like a daunting thing for some people, whilst others may feel it gives them the opportunity say something, to get some closure or to simply 'be' with the person who has died. Traditionally  the room where this happens would be called a chapel of rest, but the visiting rooms at Full Circle Funerals are tastefully blank canvases allowing family or friends to create the atmosphere they'd like. Music can be played and there are no time limits. For some people the image of coffin might not be ideal either so that doesn't need to be there. 

How is the person who has died looked after?

Often one of the most difficult things to think about is how the person who has died is going to be looked after physically.  Family and friends can have as much or as little involvement in this as they would like. How someone is dressed, how they are cared for, even where in the room they are looked after is all flexible. One of most important part of taking care of someone is to keep them safe and cold which can be done in a variety of ways. At Full Circle Funerals secure large fridges provide the right environment. It can be reassuring to have a tour of this area - sometimes reduces anxiety to be able to picture where a loved one is. 

What about the coffin?

Variations on a traditional wooden coffin with metal handles is one of the most popular choices, but it doesn't have to be. Coffins can also be made from wicker, wool and cardboard. Shrouds are also available. All of these options are available to view, look inside and practice pall bearing with at Full Circle Funerals

The success of the team at Full Circle Funerals has been recognised by winning the Best Modern Funeral Director 2017 at the Good Funeral Awards. 

Sarah, David, Ruth and Jade from Full Circle Funerals are available to talk to about arranging a funeral and you can contact them here

Beth Parsons from Stray FM's Health and Well Being Show went to meet Sarah Jones from Full Circle Funerals in Guiseley. 

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