Dying Matters Awareness Week – daily blog

One of the key benefits of increased dialogue about death, dying and bereavement, is finding out how people of varying beliefs deal with these issues, and how their rites and rituals differ- and have commonality- with our own.

Dying Matters Awareness Week – daily blog

Given that death is one of the few genuine common experiences we will all ultimately have, it follows that we will all, at some point, be in the position of being bereaved.  Whether we grieve for a friend, family member, colleague, or someone else we were connected to, bereavement will happen to all of us […]

Dying Matters Awareness Week – daily blog

One of the many ways in which it is possible to support our community is to volunteer at a hospice.  You may be surprised to learn that there are a wide range of ways to achieve this, far beyond actually visiting the hospice itself.  As hospices are privately funded, much of their running costs are […]

Dying Matters Awareness Week – daily blog

In the world of Dying Matters, Death Cafes are well-known.  The organisation was set up in 2011, and states its objective as: ‘to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives’.

Dying Matters Awareness Week – a week of blogging starts here

A question which I am surprised that I have not really given much thought to over the 11 years I have been working in the funeral industry is ‘what are children taught about death’?

Dying Matters Awareness Week 2018

Following much planning and preparation, it’s time to kick off our series of events: Big Deal, Small Talk aims to get people having conversations with their loved ones about their funeral wishes. Join us in Crawley, Billingshurst or Horsham for friendly chat, giveaways and refreshments – we hope to see you soon!

Coming soon – save the date!

Death is a topic that many people are reluctant to talk about, and since 2009 the Dying Matters Coalition have been trying to change this.  It would seem lately that some progress has been made –Disney has made a groundbreaking film, “Coco”, and there have been an increasing number of books launched discussing many aspects […]