My family thought chairs were evil.
At least that is what I concluded as a kid – it was how I rationalised their inability to sit down. Four decades later, whilst my siblings and I faffed around in the kitchen of the old family home, my mum cried as illness forced her to occupy a chair.
Dozens of people across Derby and Derbyshire gathered together to promote the importance of sharing your end of life wishes, for Dying Matters Awareness Week.
Members of the Derbyshire Alliance for End of Life Care joined up for the #Derbysares relay, which saw a banner carrying the end of life
‘I’m so glad it’s all in order now’: Catherine shares her experiences for Dying Matters Week
“I want to wear colourful clothing at my funeral and for my ashes to be scattered in the river at Appleby; that’s where my heart is.”
A guest blog from Chris Millard, CEO of the Institute of Legacy Management
Why now is the time to write your Will
This year, Dying Matters Week focuses on what you can do to help others cope with dying, death and bereavement. This can mean a range of things such as helping
Digwyddiad Blynyddol Byw Nawr (Dying Matters yng Nghymru)
Stadiwm Swalec, Caerdydd Iau 11 Mai 2017 10:00-15:45
Byw yn dda, Gadael Cymynrodd
Beth allwch chi ei wneud? Beth allwn ni ei wneud gyda’n gilydd?
By Katie Hetherington
Death, dying, the great unknown is a topic often avoided. We shy away from it and we sweep it under the carpet. But the secret to facing death is in the art of living.
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just
The Salford art work created for the Dying Matters campaign is collaborative work and the sessions become a form of healing and commemoration. The art work is a memorial tapestry where we celebrate the people we love and lost.
Each person is asked to think of a
Hasina Zaman of Compassionate Funerals shares one of her stories of caring for the dead
There are many facets to being a funeral director. Much of our work seems to stay behind closed doors. Are we actively shielding the public from the dead or is society choosing not to embrace
Funerals are supposed to be one of the most solemn occasions in offering sympathy to a bereaved family. Though funerals can come as a whirlwind, juggling mourning and organizing an event at the same time while finding time to sleep in between—someone has to do it. If you’re new to
Below are a selection of photographs taken by our staff and supporters:
The sun setting behind the old lighthouse at Flamborough Head, East Yorkshire brings back childhood memories of happy care free holidays there. It was one of my father's favourite places too when he was alive -