poverty

2 for 1 tickets to new play 'The Nine O’Clock Slot'

8 April 2014
Annecy Lax, creative producer of the Ice & Fire theatre company, tells us about their latest production, The Nine O'Clock Slot, which she co-wrote. The play pulls together stories about those who die with neither funds nor loved ones to pay for their funeral. 

“When I am gone I don't care what happens to me after I die. Bury me in the garden if you want. As far as I am concerned, when I'm dead just put me outside the council offices.”

Why I'm fighting funeral poverty

9 June 2015

A image of a decased man at his funeralHeather Kennedy works for anti-poverty charity Quaker Social Action (QSA) on their Fair Funerals campaign. She believes that bereaved people on low incomes have been forgotten for too long, saying: "If the government and the funeral industry are going to tackle funeral poverty, it will be because we have asked them to."

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