My name is Mark Lemon. I am a children’s author, husband to Simone, and proud father of two beautiful children, Otis, seven, and Thea, three.
At the age of 12yrs, my father was murdered and my world changed for ever.
At the beginning of 2018, I made the important decision to publish my
If people who have a passion for something come together and work collaboratively, in partnership and with that passion at the heart of that they do then much more can be achieved collectively than the sum of individual activities. Our Staffordshire Dying Matters week in May this year is an example
Within Derbyshire, we are building our compassionate communities and enhancing our partnership working across a range of acute, community, voluntary, charitable and educational services within Derbyshire Alliance for End of Life Care. This partnership of organisations across Derbyshire supports
Vaughan Gething, AM (left), Prof. Hywel Francis (right)
Welsh Health Minister Vaughan Gething’s ambition to designate Wales as a Compassionate Country has been warmly welcomed by Byw Nawr, the end of life care coalition in Wales.
Professor Hywel Francis, chair of Byw Nawr, said
A guest blog from Coventry-based solicitors BTTJ
Few of us like to think that a time may come when we are no longer able to manage our own affairs or make decisions about how we live our lives.
Yet planning ahead for such an eventuality can bring peace of mind
The Gateshead Specialist Palliative Care Team are delighted to report that “Dying Matters” week, 14th – 20th May 2018, was a resounding success.
We held our first ‘Death Café’ in partnership with Age UK in their shop in Gateshead. The objective of this was to
by Gemma Allen
"We held a number of events throughout Dudley during Dying Matters Week, which included an interactive art event at a local day centre for people with profound, multiple, learning disabilities. We communicated in Makaton to find what was important to each
Much has been made of the clash between the wedding of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle with the FA Cup Final on Saturday 19th May, but to date the juxtaposition with Dying Matters Awareness Week has been largely overlooked. Which is a shame, as marriage and death are two milestone life events,
National Dying Matters week comes around every May. It is a time for us all to stop and think about our futures. Death will come to us all one day. Talking about it will not make it happen sooner; it will just mean that we and our loved ones are more prepared for it. We can