9th August 2017

Justine Wykerd in line for National Good Funeral Award

Warwickshire funeral celebrant Justine Wykerd has been selected from hundreds of nominees to go through to the final stages of this year’s glittering Good Funeral Awards ceremony at the Porchester Hall in London on Thursday 7 September 2016.

Justine is now in line to win the prestigious national title of Celebrant of the Year.

The Good Funeral Awards are now in their sixth year and recognise excellence in the world of funerals, rewarding the best funeral directors and all associated services that are involved in creating memorable funerals. Wholly independent of the funeral industry, the awards are supported by consumer advocates the Good Funeral Guide and the Natural Death Centre.

Justine Wykerd said, “Being nominated came as a big surprise; I have no idea who put my name forward, other than being advised it was one of the families I have supported.  That in itself is recognition enough – to know that they thought I did a good job – however I am delighted to be a finalist.  Increasingly people choose to celebrate the lives of those they have lost; I am truly honoured to officiate funerals and make them memorable for all of the right reasons.  Incredibly, I was told that I was a finalist exactly 4 years and 2 days to the day that I conducted my very first funeral (6th August 2013,) so I’d say that means something!”

“The Good Funeral Awards recognise exceptional service to bereaved people from all aspects of the funeral industry and supporting services. By progressing this far, Justine has already demonstrated outstanding professionalism, empathy and a willingness to go the extra mile,” said Fran Hall, C.E.O of The Good Funeral Guide, joint organiser of the event

Brian Jenner, co-organiser, said: “The Good Funeral Awards recognise all those unsung heroes who work so hard for the bereaved and whose role can so easily be overlooked. Some of the nicest people in Britain work in the funeral business.”

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Justine Wykerd, Funeral Celebrant
Tel: 07971 169573