Leaving loved ones the gift of a lifetime

4 May 2016

Seb Royce and John Gilbey are the co-founders of Kindeo, a service that lets users record their memories in one place to create a permanent digital record of their life which can be shared with loved ones for years to come.

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.

Death and dying needs greater public health focus

22 April 2016

Rammya Mathew, blog author

Dr Rammya Mathew is an Academic Clinical Fellow in General Practice. She balances her clinical work as a GP registrar with her interests in research, medical education and scientific writing. Rammya is currently undertaking a Research MSc in Public Health and Primary Care. In an exclusive blog for us, she explains why a greater public health focus on advance care planning would benefit us all.  

The changing face of funerals

24 June 2015

Emily McClarenEmily McLaren runs her own travel and fitness blog, www.bordersandburpees.co.uk. 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.


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