HUGS from E.L.Y. is the Charity's Funeral Plan which will provide a one-off gift payment of up to £3,000 towards a basic funeral for your son or daughter.


To seek help from the Memorial Fund, families will have to meet certain criteria for their loved ones. The funeral payment will be paid directly to the appointed Funeral Undertakers who are situated within Herefordshire.

The following criterion applies:-

  • The family resides in Herefordshire;

  • The deceased is aged between 17 to 25 years, in particular but not exclusively;

  • Have no existing life insurance;

  • Passed away in a motor vehicle whether driver or passenger under the DVLA Categories B, B1, BAuto, B+E and C, C1 (see Guidance INS57P - Information on driving licences).

What is covered:-

  • Disbursements

  • Hearse and one car

  • Coffin

  • Chapel of Rest

  • Crematorium or Burial

What is not covered:-

  • Obituary

  • Order of Service

  • Flowers

  • Headstone

  • Burial or cremation plot

We offer our deepest sympathy because we know that this is a traumatic time having to cope with the loss of your child and trying to arrange the funeral.  The condolence gift "Hugs from ELY" will offer some financial relief at a time when you won't be thinking straight.  We aim to assess your request for help as quickly as possible as to whether you meet the criteria of ELY and aim to notify yourself and the funeral directors within 2 days of your request. We would kindly ask that you complete the contact form so we can hopefully help your family, when it really matters.


Some of the organisations we are connected with may also be able to help you with emotional and financial support


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Grief Recovery

The Charity would like to introduce you to Dawn Ford, Grief Recovery Specialist who lives in Hereford. She offers individual support through the sessions that provides an opportunity for your to talk about all your emotional feelings. Here is her link to learn more about her Grief Recovery Programme and details to contact her



These are some of the Undertakers that are here to help you. If your Undertaker or Celebrant  is not listed please contact us.

Co-operative Funeralcare in Herefordshire:-
The Co-operative Funeralcare  - Hereford  - 01432 376865
Leominster Funeralcare - 01568 612225
Ledbury Funeralcare - 01531 632084
H H Handley Funeralcare -  Bromyard - 01885 482216

Hereford Crematorium, Westfaling Street - 01432 383200

Abbotsfield Funeral Directors - Hererford - 01432 817695
and Ross-on-Wye - 01989 548530 www.abbotsfieldfunerals.co.uk

Dawe Brothers - Hereford -  01432 274 066  & 340200
Ross-on-Wye - 01989 564600 and Ledbury 01531 636666 www.dawebrothers.co.uk

Shayne Hogg Funeral Services-  01432 341 871 www.shaynehoggfuneralservices.co.uk

Dignity Funerals:-
S A Evans Funeral Services-  01432 818081
Bayley Brothers Funeral Directors - 01432 818078  

RW Mann & Son -  01568 668083-  www.rwmann.co.uk

Bill Rowlatt of Oak Tree Funeral Services - Kington -  01544 327 829-  www.oaktreefuneralservices.co.uk

William Bevan Funeral Directors -  01989 562 092 www.williambevan.co.uk

Emma Bouston Funeral Services - Bromyard - 01885 489900

 Cathedral Funeral Services - Hereford -  01432 340777  www.cfsh.co.uk

AW Hughes and Son -  Kington - 01544 370217