Support Awareness Week

Want to support the Big Conversation, 9-15 May? Here's how you can get involved.  

Q&A: Deputy Coroner

Read our exclusive Q&A with US deputy coroner Jacquie Purcell, plus a chance to win her book, Spoiler Alert: You're Gonna Die. 

Win a Bentley designed by you

Always dreamed of owning a bespoke, luxury car? Just pledge a donation and you'll be entered into our Bentley draw!

How to make a Before I Die board

Before I Die boards are a fantastic way of engaging the public during Awareness Week. Maggie Fay of LOROS Hospice offers her top tips on creating and using one. 

Survey: end of life care experience

Do you have experience of end of life care? You could help with a new survey into volunteer-led support for caregivers.

What's on

Funeral-themed cakes

Be inspired and informed at events about dying, death and bereavement during Awareness Week

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Awareness Week 2016 resources

Our eye-catching resources will help you get the Big Conversation started.


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Share your event

Hosting an event for Dying Matters Awareness Week? Share it with us and we can help you promote it. 

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Don't leave your funeral to fate

Make sure your loved ones know what you want with our free My Funeral Wishes form.



Which of the following would you consider most important if you were in the last stages of a terminal illness?

Dying Matters blog

Luca Rutherford on "death snobbery", her father's terminal cancer and her one woman show, 'Learning How to Die'.


Awareness Week, 9-15 May 2016

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