Annual Commemoration in our Book of Remembrance

Our Book of Remembrance enables you to commemorate and memorialise your loved one annually on your chosen special day—be that a birthday, wedding anniversary, date of death or any other day of your choosing.

Book of Remembrance Tributes are visible at all times but every day of the year we turn the page on the Book of Remembrance to show an illuminated tribute to the people loved ones have chosen for special commemoration. Names commemorated that day are also featured in rotation on the home page of Memorialise.

Entries in the Book of Remembrance can be created online and typically include the deceased’s name, birth and death date along with an entreaty and a personal message. You may also choose to enhance your entry with an appropriate illustration.

Book of Remembrance entries do not require your loved one to have a death or funeral notice listed with us, but if they do, you can link your Book of Remembrance entry to their obituary and tribute.

Entries in the Book of Remembrance can be placed at any time to commemorate the passing of a loved one recently deceased or from the more distant past and provide a focus and visible mark of respect and memory for your chosen day for commemoration.

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What are the rules (if any) about holding a Memorial Service and/or Ashes Scattering Events at Football Stadiums, Rugby Grounds and other sporting locations?

I am a Funeral Arranger at a major funeral director and often get asked about holding a Memorial Service or Ashes Scattering Event at the deceased’s favourite football club or other sporting site which played a key part in their lives. Is this possible and what are the approximate costs?

Almost all UK Football Clubs and other Sporting Arenas will not permit ashes scattering on the pitch or elsewhere as the remains are potentially damaging to the playing surface. But most clubs do appreciate and respect the loyalty shown by their fans and provide alternative means of remembrance including books of remembrance, plaques on memorial walls and in many cases memorial gardens where ashes can be scattered buried and in some cases a grave marker may be erected.

When there is a bigger budget, almost all sporting stadiums have hospitality suites available for rental, will actively welcome memorial events and will often offer an enhanced service for such occasions, including access to former players, boardroom, changing room and pitch-side tours for the deceased supporter’s relatives. Costs vary widely and generally depend on the size of the club.

When the sporting arena is larger, such as for a racecourse or golf course, there tends to be a more tolerant attitude from officials to permitting ashes-spreading in restricted adjacent areas — and some provide areas for the formal burial of ashes and the planting of memorial trees as well as hospitality facilities for guests.

Within the next month we will be compiling a list of sporting, theatrical and other venues detailing what memorial facilities are available at each, but until that time you will need to contact the individual venues as the enquiries occur.

We trust this free advice is useful to you. Should you need any further free advice or assistance on any funeral matter our helpdesk and concierge teams will be happy to help.

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