Meet and Greet

DSC02927 copy
Meet and Greet

Meet and Greet

Maillards community project bringing pop-up funeral arrangements to venues around the Island.
We like to create informal spaces for people to talk about their lasting wishes, pre-arranging funerals and help to understand the funeral planning process. Customers from our pop-up Meet and Greet sessions have said that they preferred talking in these informal spaces and have learnt a lot in the process.

In September 2023 we set up at Holme Grown.


What a pleasure to set up at Holme Grown for the first of our “Meet and Greet” sessions. Thanks to all those who attended, and stopped for a chat or a cup of tea with us.
Something we have taken away from this first session is that many of you today preferred the informal setup making it easier to discuss the matters of funerals.
Many thanks to Julian, Lalla and Carole-Anne.

In October 2023 we set up in Santander Work Cafe.


We are building awareness and helping to take the stigma out of funerals.
It is not something that anybody should shy away from, and talking helps which Is why we have been setting up these events.
Thanks to everyone who came for a chat and thanks for the delicious coffee.

In March 2024 we set up at The Village Tea Room at St Peter’s community centre.


Those entering or leaving were able to stop and ask Julian De la Cour questions about funerals and funeral planning in Jersey.
We encourage clients to fill out our lasting wishes form that is a free service we offer to note down what arrangements you would like for your funeral. Wishes can be updated at any time, and by recording these it helps those that remain when the time comes.
Our motto is “Celebrating Life” and taking stress and decision-making away from loved ones who are grieving.
Members of Parslows Jersey joined us to discuss Wills and Probate.

In May 2024 we set up at NatWest International, Library Place.

This is a great venue in the heart of town, and there was good footfall and interest.

We were joined by Marianne Shaw and the team from Le Gallais & Luce so there was also a chance to learn about Wills and Probate at this Meet and Greet too.

We promoted our free service to hold lasting wishes and handed out a lot of brochures.


We are currently planning the next Meet and Greet.

Upcoming Meet and Greet: