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Page 14 • The HERALD • 7th March 2024 v READ THE HERALD ONLINE: www.herald-publishing.co.uk v JADE Celebrancy I’m here to assist you through any ceremony marking a milestone event in your life. A Celebrant-led service may be just what you are looking for to enhance your celebration and make your event really memorable… Baby-Naming; Weddings; End of Life; Vow Renewal; Anniversaries; Academic Achievements etc… Ritual, ceremony, acknowledgement and acceptance are all a fundamental part of being human – we need to do these things. Let’s celebrate! Contact me: Jackie Deakin: www.jadecelebrancy.co.uk • 07739 459540 • OVENS • RANGES • AGA • EVERHOT • BARBECUES H ECO Friendly H Fully Insured H Satisfaction Guaranteed Hampshire • Dorset • Wiltshire Tel: 01489 332026 or 07817 558677 HANNAH’S ELECTRICS Your Local Female Electrician NEED AN ELECTRICIAN? From simple upgrades to complete house re-wiring - and everything in-between, Hannah’s Electrics is the perfect choice. 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For more information visit: www.facebook.com/ NewForestMarque Dictionary definition: A person who leads a ceremony or celebration such as a marriage or funeral. What do we do?: We prepare ceremonies/services and o ciate at weddings and funerals, baby-naming, vow renewals etc. A little bit about me… I am Jackie Deakin and I live in Landford. Being local, the areas I can serve include Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire and possibly further a- eld on consultation. I am an ex-Registrar and have o ciated at over 70 weddings and I have now completed my funeral celebrancy with the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants. A little more about Weddings: A Celebrant at a wedding will meet with the Bride and Groom (or same sex couples) for an initial consultation and then prepare and ultimately perform a marriage ceremony. is can include verbal, contractual and personal vows and be adapted to t the characters/ personalities of the marrying couple and their family and friends. It can be funny, heart-felt with tons of meaning, spiritual or basic. You get to choose! is ceremony is NOT a legal ceremony as, according to the laws in this country, this still has to be done by the Registrars of the County Council. However many couples are opting for a short legal ceremony, with a personalised wedding ceremony either before or a er the o cial one, with the Celebrant creating and cra ing the personalised script/vows based on the couple, their life, family and friends. ere is no time limit and readings/poems/tributes are welcomed from loved ones and honoured guests. A little more about Funerals: is is always a sad occasion in anyone’s life and an End of Life Celebrant works closely with Funeral Directors to ensure your loved one’s ceremony runs smoothly. It is the last chance to say goodbye a er all, so a Celebrant will work diligently with you and your family to get it right. Unless you know of a Celebrant personally, your Funeral Director will appoint the right Celebrant to suit your family’s needs. Your Celebrant will visit you and your family, either in your home or at the Funeral Director’s o ce to talk with you about your loved one and will then cra a tting eulogy to honour the life of the recently departed soul, again with tributes and readings welcomed from any guests wishing to take part in the service. A Celebrant will also work closely with you to construct the Order of Service on your behalf, thus taking away some of the stress and overwhelm o en felt at these times. Other services: A Celebrant will also conduct BabyNaming ceremonies – a modern version of a traditional christening, which can include appointing “Guide-parents” to oversee a child’s spiritual progress, although parents do not always opt for this and simply have a service to welcome their child into the world. Vow renewals; Celebratory Birthdays and Anniversaries, Academic achievements or any other celebratory occasion can also be a reason a Celebrant may be hired. So, if you are planning a family gathering in 2024, or have lost a loved one recently and would like more information, here is my website: www.jadecelebrancy. co.uk I work closely with Jonathan Rust (Funeral Director) in Fordingbridge, Jon has worked for many, many years in the funeral industry and is now branching out on his own as an independant, local FD: www. facebook.com/jonathanrustfamilyfuneraldirectorsltd I also work with e Bell Inn at Brook (who have rooms for wedding ceremonies and wakes and also accommodation), the contact there is Charlotte Tyrie: bellinn-newforest.co.uk/ WHAT IS A CELEBRANT? by Jackie Deakin, JADE Celebrancy Jackie Deakin, JADE Celebrancy The Noble Bee’s stall at a New Forest Marque Producers’ Roadshow

v THE HERALD - YOUR COMMUNITY MAGAZINE v 7th March 2024 • The HERALD • Page 15 Volunteer Drivers Needed! Interested? Call 023 8084 7129 or email: nigel.langridge@btinterent.com for more information Fawley & District Voluntary Care Group FLAT ROOFING SPECIALISTS All Roof Repairs Tel: 023 8184 5632 Mobile: 07880 508415 Email: steve@braithwaiteroo ng.co.uk THE FLAT ROOF SPECIALIST The next Herald is out on 28th March Your Lifestyle, Your Way at Carpathia Grange Care Home from Care UK At Care UK’s Carpathia Grange care home in Hythe, we’ll support you to continue living your life the way you choose while delivering award-winning care in a place you can call home. Our highly trained teams are experts in providing high quality care from residential, nursing and dementia care, to short term care. A lifestyle tailored to you At our ‘good’ CQC rated home our team is passionate about supporting you to enjoy a fulfilling life. We’ll learn all about your interests and preferences so we can create a fully personalised lifestyle plan that you’ll enjoy whether it’s gardening, cheese and wine socials or playing chess. Everything under one roof Carpathia Grange o ers luxurious facilities, including a co ee shop, hair salon, cinema and beautiful landscaped gardens. Our chef-led kitchen teams are passionate about providing highquality food using fresh, local produce, and there’s always a choice of nutritious and delicious dishes at every meal. Hear what relatives have to say We recognise the importance of friends and family staying involved in their loved one’s care and lifestyle plan and our regular relative meetings are popular. And in our recent relative survey, 98% of families feel that sta treat their relative with kindness, dignity and respect*. Trust us to care At Care UK, we’ve been delivering highquality, person-centred care for over 40 years. We pride ourselves on the transparency of our care quality and fee information – ensuring you can trust us to care from that very rst step of your journey into care. To nd out more about Carpathia Grange, please call: 01323 886719 or visit: Careuk.com/ Carpathia-grange *Care UK relative survey April 2023. Study operated by QRS Market Research, an independent survey Carpathia Grange

Page 16 • The HERALD • 7th March 2024 v SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES v WATERSIDE NETWORK GROUP: MEMBER FOCUS by Simon Chadwick Shawfix Autos is an independent garage located in Dibden Purlieu, serving Waterside customers for the past 12 years. e MOT is an essential vehicle safety check, ensuring a minimum standard is met by all vehicles. Shaw x Autos carry out MOTs in strict adherence to the DVSA requirements. Annual training ensures that their testers are fully up-to-date with changing vehicle technology and the latest standards. Having MOT quali ed sta also helps to ensure that vehicle repairs and servicing cover all essential safety details. As a Class 4 MOT testing station, Shaw x can carry out tests on cars and small vans up to a maximum weight of 3 tonnes, including hybrid and electric cars. Check your vehicle’s MOT status at www.gov.uk/check-mot-history – then contact Shaw x if it’s due. A recent change to vehicle technology is tyre pressure monitoring (TPMS). Some systems rely on a small batterypowered transmitter inside of the valve that sends temperature and pressure data to the car’s computer. Over time these tiny batteries lose power resulting in a warning light on the dashboard, in some cases causing an MOT failure as well as loss of pressure monitoring. Ironically the special valves themselves can be a cause of an air leak from the tyre. Shaw x have the equipment and knowledge to resolve TPMS problems and get the system working again. As with all diagnostic procedures, Shaw x follow a systematic approach using state-of-the-art equipment to bring about the most cost-e ective repair. Shaw x Autos can carry out servicing and repairs on most vehicle makes and models, and have the technical data available to make sure your car is maintained to at least the manufacturer’s original standards. If they can’t help you then they usually have a trusted expert they can refer you to. Use www.shawfix.co.uk to make an online MOT or general booking enquiry, or contact Shaw x Autos directly using the details opposite. Reuben Shaw, Shawfix Noisy Neighbours? by Ian Parkes, IJ’s Plastering Services Are your neighbours noisy? Does it sound like they’re in the same room as you? Have you considered moving, but moving costs are too expensive? ere is an alternative. One of the most common questions I’m asked is, “How can I soundproof an existing wall?” Countless families in the UK su er from noisy neighbours, but there’s a soundproo ng option to solve it. If space is tight, acoustic sound boards can be tted directly to the wall without the need of building a stud wall, giving a high soundproo ng solution for problems such as music, intrusive conversation and TV noise. If you can a ord to lose a small amount of space then an independent wall system o ers exceptional performance against excessive noises such as shouting, very loud music, TV noise and impact noises. So, how does it work? e noisestop panels are comprised of acoustic plasterboard, two layers of mass loaded vinyl sandwiched between closed cell foam, giving a total weight of 41kg per panel. is is tted to the acoustic clip and channel system, giving excellent sound absorption. If you’d like a quote, or to nd out more, please get in touch with me directly at IJ’s Plastering Services on: 023 8089 8324 or 07941 255 335. Ian Parkes, IJ’s Plastering Services

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