It goes without saying that a funeral is usually a time to gather friends and family together to celebrate the life of a loved one, but in the current crisis this is simply not possible. So what can be done to help bring people together to pay their respects to a much loved friend or family member?
Meet Natasha Bradshaw, superintendent at Mortlake Crematorium in Richmond and organiser of the Full Circle Festival which aims to educate, inspire and celebrate 80 years of Mortlake Crematorium supporting the local community.
What springs to mind when you think of a funeral? Perhaps it's mourners dressed in black, a funeral director in a top hat carrying a cane, a glossy black hearse and a wooden coffin topped with floral tributes? And you’d be right. In many ways, the traditional British funeral hasn't changed much since Victorian times and you could be forgiven for thinking that it is the only way to say goodbye.