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A Few Words About Us

Saying Goodbye has been created by Zoe & Andy Clark-Coates, who have personally gone through the loss of five babies, but who are now blessed with two vibrant little girls, one who is 6-years old and the other who is 4-years old

Zoe & Andy have been involved in business for many years, running a number of successful companies and not-for-profit projects, including CCEM, an International Event Management company

As a couple they are passionate about life and their family, and they have been providing support for people who have gone through the trauma of losing a child for many years

The services were originally set up as a not-for-profit division of CCEM, the International Event Management company owned by Zoe & Andy. They then went on to establish the Mariposa Trust of which Saying Goodbye is a division. CCEM continues to organise the services on behalf of the Mariposa Trust.  More information about the Mariposa Trust can be found at

The Team

Zoe Clark-Coates, who originally came up with the idea for the services, works with husband and co-founder Andy to oversee all of the planning and management of the services, and the work of the Mariposa Trust in the UK and internationally. They are supported by a fantastic team

CCEM provide all of the admin and event support to enable the services to happen and we must also mention the wonderful staff at each of the Cathedrals and Minsters, as without the venues’ support and time investment, none of the services would be possible

(Photo courtesy of Julia Boggio @ the Boggio Studio’s, London)