NAFD – The National Association of Funeral Directors is an independent trade association. It has a strict code of practice and demands the highest professional standards from its members.

SAIF – The National Society of Allied & Independent Funeral Directors is a trade association whose members are all independent funeral directors, not part of a national or international conglomerate or chain. It has a strict code of practice to which all members must comply.

Charity Commission – The regulator and registrar for charities in England and Wales.

Bereavement Advice Centre – Provides help with the practical issues of what to do when someone close to you dies.

Cruse Bereavement Care – A charitable organisation offering support in times of need. Tel. 0870 167 1677.

The Bereavement Register – A free service that removes names and addresses of the deceased from mailing lists and databases. Tel. 0870 607 222.

F. Masters Ltd. – An independent stonemasons based in Woodbridge, Suffolk.