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Photos showing the arrival of 300 boxes of the Fifth Edition of The Natural Death Handbook at the charity's headquarters in May 2012. Additional images were taken at 'Death Fest' at the Southbank Centre 27-29th January 2012, where we spoke to hundreds of people and with their help created a bejewelled pink coffin.
Established 22 years ago, The Natural Death Centre is a social, entrepreneurial, educational charity that gives free, impartial advice on all aspects of dying, bereavement and consumer rights.
We give support on family-organised and environmentally friendly funerals, and we run the Association of Natural Burial Grounds. Although green in outlook, we promote choice and education in all aspects of funerals.
The Natural Death Centre and the Association of Natural Burial Grounds are both managed by Rosie Inman-Cook and her daughter Lara, supported by the board of trustees who all work within a variety of professions concerned with death or dying.
Rosie in the office with our maps showing the 260+ natural burial grounds in the UK.
Many people call our helpline to find their nearest NBG - this visual display is the quickest way we have found to do this. The sites are all listed on our Natural Burial Ground Directory List here. We strongly recommend you do your own research on sites that are not members of the Association of Natural Burial Grounds, as we do not receive public feedback on them and they have not signed up to our Code of Conduct.
Rosie outside the bunker entrance Feb 2010,
Formerly based in London, the charity moved its headquarters to a former bunker in Twyford, Winchester a few years ago.
Lara, Rosie and Fran at The South Bank with Lucy Siegle, journalist for The Observer, and regular investigative journalist for BBC's 'The One Show' at the South Bank. Lucy is one of the Charity’s three new living patrons, inaugurated at the launch of the fifth edition of Natural Death Handbook in London in July 2012.
Lucy Siegle, Richard & Rosie chatting by the coffin
Lara with the finished colourful spangly 'Death Fest' coffin
Susan, winning the Welch Allyn UK Pioneers of Care Award 2012 for her trailblazing voluntary work within the Natural Death movement over twenty years as part of the NDC in educating the public about dying and funerals.
The New Natural Death Handbook fifth edition is out now, this book is a must read for everyone. Completely revised and expanded into a boxed set of three books... Read more
Credit to Will Whipple (photographer)
Are you considering a natural funeral?
CTVC - an award winning, non-profit television production company - are researching for a documentary about DIY funerals for Channel 4. We specialise in producing responsible films about sensitive subjects and hope to raise awareness about the alternative options to high costs funerals... read more
Much-Loved is a registered charity that helps you create a unique and beautiful memorial website to commemorate the life of a loved one. It only takes a couple of minutes to set up and personalise in your own choice of design and it can be kept online for ten years without any charge.
You may find more useful information on this government website.