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A logo to remember

To help improve visibility and awareness of the work in the town and community, Friends of Stafford Cemeteries asked a local graphic designer to create a new logo and branding which will be used for all future communications.

The Friends group was formed in 2017 and is based in Stafford providing support to Stafford Borough Council’s Bereavement Services. The group have been raising public awareness of, and developing public interest in, the council’s cemeteries and crematorium through open and awareness days, social media and local news.


Most recently, open days held at Eccleshall Road cemetery in Stafford generated lots of interest due to the opening of the two 160 year old chapels on the site which have remained unused since the 1960s and are now proposed for renovation.


Steve Frampton, who has worked in the Design, Public Relations and Marketing industry for the past 15 years, primarily for a Stafford based PR and Marketing agency became involved with Friends of Stafford Cemeteries through his work with a local Funeral Director and volunteered to design the logo for the group.


Steve reflected, “The Friends Group wanted a logo that encapsulated the main ethos of Friends of Stafford Cemeteries and the work that they do. The flower emblem consists of four inter-linked hearts, the first representing the three cemeteries in Stafford, the second symbolises the loved ones buried there, the third heart is for their families and friends and the final segment being for the town and community. The flower as a whole represents everything the cemeteries are there for: commemoration, love, conservation, peacefulness, appreciation, beauty, tranquility, thought, gratitude, honour, dignity, reflection and pride to name but a few."


Since it’s establishment, group founder Laura Francis said “The Friends group has grown in the last year and now has members from local businesses and charities as well as the community volunteers who all have a vested interest and enthusiasm for looking after these valued locations.

We hope that our new logo will help to give us a distinct identity within the town and community whilst helping to promote our work in protecting and preserving our cemeteries as places of remembrance, spirituality, history and nature.”



For more information about Friends of Stafford Cemeteries please like and follow the Friends Group Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofStaffordCemeteries/ and on Instagram by searching for 'friendsofstaffordcemeteries'.


If you would be interested in helping the group, becoming a member or contributing to Friends of Stafford Cemeteries, please contact Laura Francis at FriendsofStaffsCem@gmail.com


To find out more about Stafford Bereavement Services please contact Tony Evans at bereavementservices@staffordbc.gov.uk


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Further information:

1. Friends of Stafford Cemeteries Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofStaffordCemeteries/

2. Stafford Bereavement Services - https://www.staffordbc.gov.uk/bereavement

3. Steve Frampton Graphic Designer www.stephenframpton.co.uk

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