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​​A.W. Lymn introduce drone services at funerals

Working with local non-profit organisation Care and Education Group (CEG), A.W. Lymn and CEG have currently hosted 12 drone funerals

A.W. Lymn The Family Funeral Service has introduced a drone service in a bid to allow families the chance to capture the service of their loved one from the sky. 

The drone offering includes a consultation prior to the service, where the family’s vision for the film is story-boarded. 

The footage is then put onto a disc or uploaded to YouTube, and access is given to those who attended so they can rewatch in their own time or share with friends and family who may have been unable to attend.

Working with local non-profit organisation Care and Education Group (CEG), A.W. Lymn and CEG have currently hosted 12 drone funerals.

Located in Derby, CEG provides support to the community with training and development, digital media packages and mentoring programmes. 

CEG first set up its specialist funeral drone service in 2020, in response to Covid-19 restrictions which limited funerals to a maximum capacity of six.

The group initially started using drones to record funerals and memorial events, and then began capturing footage from above and incorporating it with photography, chosen music, tributes and more to offer a full keepsake from the day.

Selvin Reid, managing director at CEG, said: “We first worked together when A.W. Lymn was the funeral director of a family we were offering the service to, and right away we admired their professionalism and caring approach. It was apparent we shared a similar ethos and from then on, we began working together on various projects.”

Neil Reeves, funeral director at Derwent House, said: “Funerals are continuing to adapt with the times and the circumstances we are faced with, and utilising modern technology such as drones is just one example of this. It allowed people to get closure during the pandemic via live-streaming, and now it has cultivated to a full service offering.

A.W. Lymn is headquartered in Nottingham and has been helping the bereaved in the region for more than 110 years. It employs over 120 staff and operates 27 funeral homes across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

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