Companion Voices comfort dying people through song

26 April 2016

Judith SilverJudith Silver, left, is a self-employed musician and the founder of Companion Voices: choirs who offer spiritual support and comfort to dying people through singing at their bedsides. Judith set up the first of these groups in Brighton in February 2014, and has since set up further choirs in Watford and London.

The changing face of funerals

24 June 2015

Emily McClarenEmily McLaren runs her own travel and fitness blog, While carrying out research into how businesses use crowdfunding recently, she became aware of a growing trend in people using crowdfunding to help finance their loved ones' funerals.

Make a lasting difference with your Will

15 June 2015

WillWe may give generously to charity as a nation, but when it comes to our Wills very few of us make provision for our favourite causes. With legacies a vital source of income for voluntary organisations, Remember a Charity Campaigns Officer Louise Pavoni urges us to consider including a charity in our Will.

Puppets, tea and mortality

8 May 2015

Karin and one of her puppetsKarin Jashapara (pictured) is the founder of the Play of Light theatre company, which uses shadow puppets to prompt dialogue about dying and death. Ahead of two performances of her play 'Death in a Nut' during Dying Matters Awareness Week (18-24 May 2015), Karin talks about her latest venture: a vintage tea party after the show to encourage conversations about death.

Funeral stationers Love In Print support Dying Matters

27 April 2015

Louise Ryder is a partner in Love in Print, which has been creating bespoke stationery for funerals for more than 20 years. A designer by background, Louise began working on funeral stationery designs after her mother, a funeral director, complained about the lack of choice available.

How the GSF is changing the face of death

22 April 2015

Professor Keri Thomas, National Clinical Director of the Gold Standards Framework Centre, the UK’s leading provider of training for generalist health and social care professionals working in end of life care, writes about how embracing mortality as a society can transform the care people receive when they are dying.     


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