Who Are Social Embers - Digital Legacy Consultants

A personal bereavement during 2012 led to the foundation of Social Embers in 2014. Sandy Weatherburn, our founder, became interested in the digital aspects of bereavement. We have evolved over the years and now Social Embers Digital Legacy Consultants offer a comprehensive range of end of life related services for individuals, small businesses, solicitors and hospices.

Here are some of the things Digital Legacy Consultants get up to!

STEP Special Interest Group Member 

The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners have a SIG (special interest group) that focusses on the management of digital assets within estate planning. Sandy is a member of this group, which brings digital legacy experts together from around the world, giving assurance to Social Embers clients who will always receive the most recent and accurate advice about digital assets and digital legacy planning.

Presenting at University Events

During September 2017 Sandy began studying a Master’s degree course – Death, Religion and Culture, at Winchester University, which she has now completed, and will be graduating as a ‘Master of Death’ in September 2020. During this time she has given presentations at universities that are related to those studies. She has also attended many conferences, to broaden her knowledge. 

Supporting Dying Matters Week

We have supported several events during Dying Matters week, which takes place in annually during May. Sandy was a panel member and speaker at a community event – ‘Dying Well Takes Planning’ during this week in 2017.



Training for Hospices and Charities

Our presentations and training events are mostly based in Dorset where we hare based, but we have been further afield. We have worked with Dorothy House Hospice in Somerset and St Christopher’s hospice in South London. We have also supported an event at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations headquarters, advising on suggestions for  digital ‘in memory giving’, for a number of charities. 

Getting Awards

We were delighted to be nominated at the annual Good Funeral Awards, receiving commendation in two categories.

Good Funeral Awards

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Social Embers1 day ago
I know that yesterday's news about the new COVID-19 tiers will have impacted a lot of people, and I hope all my followers are okay. 🖤

I also wanted to remind everyone that the rules for funerals are the same across all tiers: a maximum of 30 people may attend. More information is available on the Government website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-restriction-tiers-what-you-need-to-know

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Social Embers2 days ago
There's some useful information here from Lodders Solicitors LLP! ✍️

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Social Embers4 days ago
I really like this quote. Dealing with loss is one of the hardest things a person will ever have to do. Just remember, if you're struggling, there are lots of people you can talk to—whether they are family members, friends, or bereavement professionals.

All you need to do is take the first step!

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Social Embers1 week ago
Need to have "that chat" with someone close to you, but not sure where to start? 🤔

The Life File will tell you exactly what you need to know (and give you a place to record it)!

Find out more here: https://bit.ly/thelifefile

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Social Embers1 week ago
It's question time! 🧐

Did you know that less than 50% of adults in the UK have finalised their final wishes by writing a will?

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Social Embers2 weeks ago
There's an interesting quote here from French poet Jean de La Fontaine. It is so important to be prepared. 🖤

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