Talking
Death

We believe it’s time to start a more open conversation about death and what it means to us today. There’s so much room to explore what feels meaningful and what our choices really are. This blog is a place to share new ideas, practical advice, and stories from the frontlines of death and dying.

In Conversation

Have you ever wondered who’s responsible for everything from driving hearses to collecting people who have died? Robert Black is one of Poppy’s incredible practical leads and he shares what it’s really like working in death care.

Ideas & Guidance

Also known as a Direct Cremation, Simple Cremations are growing in popularity, but what exactly do they involve? We’ll explain what you can expect from a Simple Cremation at Poppy’s.

Opinion

The Telegraph has published an article exposing abuses by Co-op Funeralcare staff. Our founder Poppy Mardall argues that mistreatment of grieving people and the dead is all too common. Here’s how we can work together to transform death care.

Opinion

At Poppy’s, we’re proud of being modern funeral directors, but it’s not always clear what that actually means. Here's why we believe that being modern is all about choices, transparency and trust, not swapping one set of expectations for another.

In Conversation

Ash Hayhurst is a funeral professional, trans activist and author of the brilliant Queer Funeral Guide. He explains what you need to know about trans funerals and why the funeral sector needs to step up when it comes to diversity.

Ideas & Guidance

As part two of our series tackling funeral poverty, we’ll look at your rights when it comes to public health funerals — previously known as pauper’s funerals. We’ve spoken to Lindesay Mace from Quaker Social Action’s Down to Earth, a charity that supports people struggling with funeral costs.