If you’re organising the funeral alongside others, perhaps one of you could take responsibility for inviting family members and friends of the deceased.

As well as calling, writing to or emailing people, you could also place an announcement, or death notice, in a local newspaper – although a funeral director could do this for you.

This is a good way to reach those who weren’t in regular contact with the person who died.

You could also post the news on social media or create a special memorial page which could be shared with people they knew.

Remember to include the date, time and venue of the funeral and mention any wishes about flowers or donations to charity.

For security, it’s best to avoid including a personal address in public messages and you could think about asking somebody to keep an eye on the deceased’s home if it will be empty during the day.

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