Hello, I’m Marion, and I live in the Peak District with my husband and two Labradors.
As a Registered Nurse, I worked in different hospitals across the UK, in the community as a District Nursing Sister, and also as a Practice Nurse in a GP surgery in Derbyshire.
My personal and professional development continued at De Montfort University where I gained a Masters degree (MA) in Health & Community Development, which opened up new avenues to explore. This included working for a Local Authority, linking with NHS health information projects, and also within the Voluntary Sector as a senior manager for NHS community health projects.
For several years I volunteered as a Community First Responder, providing on call emergency medical care within a rural area, which also included co-ordinating a team of responders and liaising with the county ambulance service management team.
Living in a rural community means that sometimes ‘needs must’, and often opportunities (or challenges!) present themselves in unexpected ways. In recent times, I was ‘volunteered’ to prepare and lead occasional services in the village church, because there was no vicar. It was most definitely a steep learning curve, but also a voyage of discovery.
It was this experience that enabled me to develop my own creative style, rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach, and ultimately it was this that finally prompted me to train as a Family & Funeral Celebrant with the UK Society of Celebrants.
During my career, I have been privileged to be with families at the best and worst times of their lives, offering care and support during significant life changing events.
As a Family and Funeral Celebrant, I can help to provide you with the care, support and guidance you are looking for at this particular moment in your own life story, be that happy or sad.
I can help you joyously celebrate a new beginning, or honour and remember a loved one who has passed away, ensuring that, whatever the occasion, it is personal, dignified and meaningful for you and your family.
My services include personal script writing for Wedding, Funeral and Memorial ceremonies, including sourcing appropriate poems, quotes, readings and music that capture significant moments in time.
I will work with you, supporting and guiding you so that a truly personal and memorable ceremony is created.
Contact me by phone: 07976 666698 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org