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 Embers2 months ago
Here is something to think about: How valuable do think a tweet could be?

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Social Embers2 months ago
Today is WORLD BOOK DAY so we are reminding you about our publication THE LIFE FILE which has been designed for you to write inside.

Talking about death is not easy, but this will help to get you started.

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Social Embers3 months ago
Social Embers Digital MEMORIAL SERVICES are modern and accessible.

If you have not thought about this type of memorial tribute before then have a look at the link below to see some examples.

Unlike physical memorials you can visit one at any time or day or night, providing that you have an internet connection.

A memorial tribute can be linked to a charity of your choice in memory of the person who has died. This means that anyone visiting the memorial can donate to your chosen charity or cause.

Lots of people find the comments and condolences posted, bring them comfort and they can be re- read long after the funeral.

Our basic memorial package starts at just £75.00 and an enhanced one that includes a video or audio is just £95.00.

Of course we have bespoke packages too, which can be created to suit your individual needs.

Have a look at our memorial section on our website to see what we can offer: https://www.socialembers.com/digital-memorial/
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Social Embers3 months ago
Why not order several copies of THE LIFE FILE and give them to family members.

This is a great way to start a conversation about the realities and practicalities of death.

Talking about end of life wishes is important.

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Social Embers3 months ago
Throughly recommended, and can be viewed on catch up on the Channel 5 app My5
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Channel 5
"I'm not interested in my own emotions."
Tonight, Esther Rantzen speaks to those who have lost family members, while dealing with her own bereavement head on.
Esther Rantzen: Living with Grief at 10pm.
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Social Embers3 months ago
Which face mask will you be choosing next?

One with built-in headphones possibly?


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