J. Brown Funeral Services
Proud to be your local Independent Family Funeral Director
J Brown Funeral Services are a family owned and run funeral directors, serving Amersham, Wendover, Aylesbury, The Chalfonts and all surrounding areas 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
As a small independent company we have the flexibility to tailor a funeral package to be exactly as you want it, unlike larger firms.
Jason and his wife Ana are in the office to greet and make service arrangements but if it is more convenient, Jason is happy to come to you. Jason will be there for you every step of the way and will also be there on the day to conduct the funeral and make sure everything goes exactly the way you want it to.
Losing a loved one can be a harrowing experience, Jason, his family and his trained staff not only take care of your loved one with the upmost dignity and respect, we ensure you receive the highest level of guidance, care and support during this most challenging time.
Ana's 100km Challenge
On September 2nd Ana took on the South Coast Ultra Challenge, walking 100km continuously from Eastbourne to Arundel to raise funds for the Lindengate Charity. Ana hoped to do this in under 24 hours and managed to complete the challenge in under 23 raising a fantastic £738 for this local charity to help them continue the great work they do supporting people’s mental health and wellbeing through the provision of nature-based activities. Thank you to everyone who donated.
Easter 50km Ultra
On Saturday 3rd April Ana took on the Easter 50km Ultra in Windsor to raise money for the Chiltern Foodbank. Despite the very wet and muddy conditions underfoot, Ana completed the 50km and managed to raise a very respectable £540 for this local charity, which in turn will help local families in need.
Buckinghamshire Business Awards
Community Champions Award
We were honoured to win the 2022 Community Champions Award in September at the Buckinghamshire Business Awards. As an independent business community is really important to us. We are committed to supporting local people and this award is recognition of that.
Amersham Business of the Year 2022
We were honoured to receive the 2022 Amersham Business of the Year Award. This is for providing exemplary service during extraordinary times, for our support for community events and for the thousands we’ve raised in fundraising for local charities.
Service Excellence Gold Award
On June 30th Jason & Ana attended the SME Milton Keynes & Buckinghamshire Business Awards and were delighted to win the gold award for Service Excellence. We are now through to the national awards to keep your fingers crossed for us.
Buckinghamshire Business Awards
Excellence in customer service WINNER
We are honoured to announce that we have won the “Excellence in Customer Service” award in the prestigious 2021 Buckinghamshire Business Awards. The families that we care for are at the centre of everything that we do and providing exceptional service always is something that we pride ourselves on.
It is fantastic to have our commitment recognised in this way.
You can see our trophy proudly displayed in the window of our Wendover office.
Because limousines aren't suitable for all our clients, we are pleased to now be able to offer a mobility vehicle for those that need it. Suitable for wheelchair user and up to 3 additional passengers.
New Mobility Vehicle
Ana's 30 mile Ultra Challenge
On April 9th Ana took on the Easter 50 ultra challenge. A 50km walk around Windsor, Maidenhead and Runnymead along much of the Thames Path. Setting off at 9am, Ana completed the walk at 8pm and managed to raise over £800 for Scannappeal’s Robot appeal
Easter Art Competition
We had so many great entries to our Easter Art competition this year, including the winning entry shown here in the 4 years and under category from Levi “popcorn sheep”. Our accompanying charity raffle raising funds for Scannappeal’s Robot appeal raised £418 which has been match funded, making a total of £836 for this great local charity.
Amersham and Wendover Christmas Trails
Thank you to everyone who came along and supported our Christmas trails in Amersham and Wendover this December. Thanks to your generosity we have raised over £600 for Rennie Grove Hospice Care, and we had lots of fun doing it!
The Halloween Trail
£1169.17 raised for The Florence Nightingale Hospice
We would like to thank everyone who came along and supported our Halloween trails in Wendover and Amersham, with your help we have raised £1,169.17 for the Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity. This money will help them to continue the great work they do through in-patient and at-home services to local families affected by life-limiting illness.
Alice in Amersham
We were excited to be asked to host one of our popular window trails as part of Amersham’s day of events for the first ever Buckinghamshire Culture open weekend. We chose “Alice in Wonderland” as our theme (renamed to Alice in Amersham), Ana dressed as Alice and Jason as the Mad hatter! It was great to see so many families out enjoying the trail (and the cakes at our mad hatter’s tea party after). We also raised £200 for the Rennie Grove Hospice from donations given by those who took part in the trail, and even some passers by who just wanted some cake!
Ana's 'Big Walk'
On Saturday 24th April Ana took on and completed the 18 miles “big walk” through The Chilterns raising funds for The Pace centre, a ground breaking charity that transforms the lives of children and young people with motor disorders. Ana raised a fantastic £315 for the Pace Centre and got to see some fantastic Buckinghamshire countryside along the way.
Easter Drawing Competition
Due to Covid restrictions we are unable to put on a fun Easter Trail / Easter Egg Hunt, but we love Easter and really wanted to do something. So we are now running an Easter Drawing Competition, with lots of delicious chocolatey prizes.
We have 4 age categories with prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each age category. We have also enlisted help from local artistic businesses to help with the judging.
We are also running a charity raffle to raise funds for the development of the Children’s Memorial Gardens in Longwick. Prizes include a huge 1kg chocolate Easter Egg and cuddly toy from Rumsey's Chocolaterie Wendover worth over £100, a box of chocolate Easter eggs, pots of spring flowers, vouchers from someCreati.
A huge thank you from us to everyone who donated prizes, bought raffle tickets and donated money to our Christmas Raffle. We received this message and certificate from Rennie Grove today:
“On behalf of everyone at Rennie Grove Hospice Care thank you so much for supporting us with your Amersham Christmas Raffle and raising an amazing £1,050.00. We really appreciate your generosity; please accept this email as a receipt of the funds.
We are so grateful for all the donations we are currently receiving, particularly during these unprecedented times. It means that the Rennie Grove nurses are able to carry on their amazing work, caring for and supporting patients and their families in the comfort of their own homes.
Your kind donation could provide 36 hours of specialist nursing care to our patients in their own homes and support to their families when most needed”
The Amersham Christmas Window Trail
Following the success of our Spooky Spider Trail at Halloween we decided to put together the Amersham Christmas Window Trail. We have brought together 40 local businesses (and Father Christmas) to put on this fun free festive event for the local children.
The Santa Saturdays were so much fun. A big thank you to all the local Amersham businesses that took part, decorating windows and donating prizes for our raffle. Also thank you to everybody that came to enjoy the fun with us (especially those who bought raffle tickets or made a donation).
The Santa Saturdays were so much fun and we raised over £1000,00 for Rennie Grove Hospice Care.
Spooky Spider Halloween Trail
Well Halloween has been and gone and what a fantastic time we all had. With over 400 children participating, lots in really spooky costumes. Such a welcome break from the strange year that is 2020. So many have requested we make this an annual event, so of course we are going to do so. Thank you to everyone who took part and joined in the fun.
We had great fun at the weekend taking part in this years Santa Dash. Held in Hemel Hempstead, the Santa Dash raises much needed funds for the Hospice of St Francis.
Thank you to all those who sponsored us.
Chiltern Toy Bank
It's been a busy year for us at J Brown Funeral Services so it was nice to be in a position to buy some toys for the Chiltern Toy Bank.
Chiltern Toy Bank is a fantastic cause, they provides help to struggling families in the community at Christmas time.
Here we go again!
After raising £520 for Scannappeal back in June this time we are taking on the Mud Pack Challenge raising much needed funds for the Hospice of St Francis in Berkhamsted. The Mud Pack challenge is 5 miles of muddy, wet fun as we slide, swing, wade and crawl to tackle natural, man-made, and military-style obstacles around the stunning private grounds of Ashridge House. The Hospice of St Francis is a charity that provides free care and support for patients, families and carers affected by cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, offering medical care, practical advice and emotional support.
We did it!
It was a cold windy afternoon and the last thing we wanted to do was spend it wading chest deep through muddy water, but we did it! And what a lot of fun it was too.
Thank you to all who sponsored us. With your help Ana and Jason raised £425 for this fantastic Hospice.