Awareness Week 2014 - save the date
We only get one chance to have our dying wishes met, which is why it’s so vital to talk, plan and make arrangements for the end of life – before it’s too late. That’s why the theme of our fifth annual Dying Matters Awareness Week is 'Dying Matters: You only die once'.
The week will take place from 12-18 May 2014 and, as ever, we’ll be supporting it with a full range of resources, including new information materials, advice on organising your own events, resources to help you engage with local media, and much more.
Awareness Week launch event - all welcome
Our fantastic launch event in London will take place on 13 January 2014, and we'll be offering tips and advice on how you can help us maximise public awareness during the week. The packed programme includes key sessions covering:
You only die once: practical steps to live and die well
Changing people’s approach to dying: local, regional and national perspectives
Maximising your impact during awareness week
Action planning sessions
Communicating the Dying Matters message: why it's so important
On the day, we’ll have interactive sessions with a wide range of speakers, so whether you have already started to make plans for Awareness Week or would like some ideas to get you started, you’ll find support and advice relevant to you and your colleagues.
Booking is now closed for this event.
To find out more about how you can get involved in Dying Matters Awareness Week, just call us on 08000 21 44 66 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to help.
We are delighted to hear that some of our members are already planning ahead for the week. If you're thinking about what you can do, the following events were all held during this year's Awareness Week and may serve as inspiration.
- Funeral home open days and cemetery tours
- Stalls in shopping centres and supermarkets, hospitals and hospices and even on buses
- Wills workshops
- Talks on everything from Egyptian burial methods to laughter therapy
- Line dancing displays, quizzes on end of life issues, afternoon teas
- Training sessions for carers, medical professionals and volunteers
- Twitter and Facebook campaigns
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