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Thank you!

20 May 2019

Dying Matters Awareness Week is over for another year, although there are still events happening for the rest of the month and over the summer - click here for details. On behalf of all of the Dying Matters team here at Hospice UK, let me say a big thank you to everybody who has been involved this year. We had 426 events registered this year, and each one of those represent the time, energy and creativity of a number of people. You make Dying Matters Awareness Week happen, and our thanks go to every single one of you. 

A new book challenges us (and helps us) to sort out our end of life plans

18 September 2018
Before I Go is a new book from Jane Duncan Rogers. Here she explains how it came about, and at the end you can download a free extract from the book. 

Welcome for a Compassionate Country - Datganiad i'r Wasg ar ran Byw Nawr gan y Cadeirydd Dr Hywel Francis

2 July 2018

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:

“We will enthusiastically work with Welsh Government to achieve Vaughan Gething’s ambition for a Compassionate Country.

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Planning ahead can bring peace of mind

12 June 2018
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 – to ourselves, our family and our friends.

Weddings and Wills

18 May 2018

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, although they are to be distinguished from each other in that one is optional and sometimes multiple and the other is inevitable and with no second chance available.

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Byw Nawr welcomes extra Welsh Government funding for end of life care

7 August 2017

Dr Hywel Francis, Chair of Byw Nawr, has welcomed the Welsh Governent's announcement of an additonal £1 million in funding for end of life care in Wales. Dr Francis said "This is excellent news. Byw Nawr has always appreciated the Welsh Government’s commitment to improving end of life care, and this additional spending will make a big difference to people across Wales.

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I’m so glad it’s all in order now

4 May 2017

‘I’m so glad it’s all in order now’: Catherine shares her experiences for Dying Matters Week



Why now is the time to write your will

3 May 2017

A guest blog from Chris Millard, CEO of the Institute of Legacy Management



Why now is the time to write your Will

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Digwyddiad Blynyddol Byw Nawr - Annual Byw Nawr Event

28 March 2017

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?
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