Victoria Moore and Morag Cormack are co-founders of the world's first iPhone Legacy Organiser, which lets users record how they would like to be remembered and to plan ahead for their funeral and farewell. The app is being used by the Hospice of St Francis in Berkhamsted to help facilitate
Tony and Dorothy Bonser's son, Neil (pictured, further down the page, at his graduation), died of cancer in March 2009. In the years since, the couple have become heavily involved in campaigning for improvements to end of life care, and are Dying Matters champions. Tony, a retired
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
Since his daughter Melissa’s death from non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2008, Ian Leech has worked to raise awareness of end of life and bereavement care.
Melissa was diagnosed the day after her 20th birthday and died less than a year later. Since then, Ian has raised more than £20
Australian author Maureen Meredith gathered together her experience of losing loved ones, most significantly her son, to write her book 'Onwards and Upwards – Strategies for Grieving and Supporting'.
Losing a child, no matter what age, is the worst thing that can happen to a
Robyn Stitt is a complementary therapist, specialising in Kinesiology, who has also worked as a radiation therapist for more than 25 years. She has recently begun volunteering in the complementary care section of her local hospice and palliative care service in South Australia, where she lives. Her
Jane MacGeorge, Director of Clinical Services at Mary Potter Hospice in New Zealand, embarked on a fact finding tour of UK hospices this summer in order to inform and support her work. Jane, pictured, centre, at St Catherine's Hospice, Crawley, with Lisa, left, a nurse and
In September 2012, David Fitzgerald's father died in hospital after a heart attack. His death was sudden and unexpected. In the time following, David experienced intense grief, leading to dark times and family difficulties. Writing on the first anniversary of his father's death, David
She may be a self-proclaimed "born and bred Essex girl", but Beth Lloyd-Williams' father hails from North Wales and his first language is Welsh. Beth, pictured right, project officer for Dying Matters and the National Council for Palliative Care, shares her experience of attending
After the doctor said, “I am sorry but Jean has dementia-Alzheimer's,” Jean, my wife of 38 years, gently squeezed my hand and we left in silence. At home I said to her: “We are no different now to what we were two hours ago,” but inside my stomach was churning. What