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We’re here to provide you with the help and advice you need to organise your loved one’s funeral.

If you are worrying about organising a funeral, we can help.

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Organising a Funeral? we can help…

We help recently bereaved families discover the Funeral Directors and Suppliers they want to bring together their loved ones send off.

With the Memento Vita website and app, you can search, contact,  organising a funeral for your loved one’s whilst also taking advantage of our planning tools which help you bring all the complexities of organising a funeral into one, easy-to-use, manageable and FREE website.

Our Story

On April 1st 2020, our hearts were broken and our lives became darker, as we lost the man we knew as Daddy to Covid-19.

We found organising a funeral such an emotional and draining process, there was so much information we needed to look through such as funeral directors, choosing an urn, what to do after the funeral service, the list goes on.

At times it felt very overwhelming, this information seemed to be in many places and it meant lots of researching. Whilst muddling our way through planning a funeral during this horrific time and feeling at a complete loss after losing the man we all idolised, my brother Joe came to me with an idea.

Joe believed that if we could have all this information in one place it would make the whole process slightly easier.

We came up with the name Memento Vita, which means ‘Remember life’ in Latin. What better way to remember a life and honour our Daddy’s memory, than trying to help people through arguably the most traumatic times in their life by making things a bit simpler.

If we can help make things easier for just one family then it will all be worth it.

In order to honour his memory, you will need to know a bit about the man that we are doing all of this for. Martin Drein, also known as ‘The Boss’, was married to Marie, his wee ‘Doll’, for 44 years. They had 6 beautiful children and he was Granda to 12 grandchildren.

He was a proud Irishman, successful Painter and Decorator and fierce Arsenal fan. He welcomed anyone and everyone into his house and made everyone feel like part of the extended ‘Drein’ clan.

We have chosen to work with and donate a percentage of our profits to Rowcroft Hospice.

This is our way of thanking their care in the community nurses, without them the last week of Daddy’s life would have been extremely challenging.

We want to thank them for being there for not only Daddy but the whole family. The nurses were kind, compassionate and understanding, they treated Daddy like a friend even during the pandemic when people were being told to take the ‘hands off’ approach.

We are forever grateful for the work they have done and continue to do.

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At Memento Vita, we understand how difficult it when organising a funeral for your loved one’s. That’s why we’ve created a simple and easy-to-use funeral planning app that helps you with every aspect of organising a funeral.

The app walks you through each step of the process, from selecting a funeral director to finding the right florists. We also provide helpful resources, like our funeral checklist and step-by-step guide.

Our app also provides easy access to funeral directors and service providers in your area. You can compare prices and services and make sure you’re getting the best deal.

At Memento Vita, we are dedicated to helping you create a beautiful and meaningful ceremony that honours your loved one. We know how important it is to get the details right and provide a dignified funeral.

We are here to make the process as easy and stress-free as possible. Get in touch with us today and see how our app can help you plan a perfect funeral. Our free app helps you with organising a funeral for your loved one’s.

Some Helpful Contacts:

Cruse Bereavement Care
Website: www.cruse.org.uk
Helpline: 0808 808 1677

Cruse Bereavement Care (Scotland)
Website: www.crusescotland.org.uk
Helpline: 0845 600 2227

The Samaritans
Website: www.samaritans.org
Helpline: 116 123

Child Bereavement UK
Website: www.childbereavement.org/
Helpline: 0800 0288840

Compassionate Friends
Website: www.tcf.org.uk/
UK Helpline: 0345 123 2304

The Child Death Helpline
Website: www.childdeathhelpline.org.uk
Helpline: 0800 282 986

The Lullaby Trust
Website: www.lullabytrust.org.uk
Helpline: 0808 802 6868

The Miscarriage Association
Website: www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk
Helpline: 01924 200 799

Still and Neonatal Death Charity (SANDS)
Website: www.sands.org.uk/
Helpline: 0808 1643332

Website: www.mind.org.uk
Phone: 0300 123 3393

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide 
Website: www.uksobs.org
Helpline: 0300 111 5065

Support After Murder and Manslaughter
Website: www.samm.org.uk/
Helpline: 0121 472 2912

Website: www.beadproject.org.uk
Helpline (Cruse Bereavement Care): 0808 808 1677

Website: www.drugfam.co.uk/
Helpline: 0300 888 3853

Website: www.brake.org.uk/
Helpline: 0808 8000401

Citizens Advice
Website: www.citizensadvice.org.uk

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