Dying Matters Awareness Week – 8th to 14th May 2017
Dying well takes planning.
For the first in Croydon, several charities and organisations have come together to organised a Festival of events throughout this week.
There is a great line-up of local and national speakers and creative artists who will help attendees to think, plan and communicate their end of life wishes.
This is a unique festival of events not to be missed, suitable for adults of all ages who wish to give this difficult subject some creative thinking in order to make plans that are unique to them.
Events are free and some request booking via Eventbrite.
For full details see: http://www.stchristophers.org.uk/creatingconversations/
The Creating Conversations in Croydon project, commissioned by Croydon CCG, seeks to work with community groups with the aim of helping everyone have a good death by recording their End Of Life Wishes.
The project has specially trained volunteers who seek to encourage local people to feel more comfortable about talking openly about death and dying.
The volunteers will give talks, workshops, presentations and facilitate Death Cafes within the London Borough of Croydon to help break down this silence around death and give the people of Croydon a voice and to start thinking, talking, planning and recording their wishes.
Spending a short time now thinking about what you’d like to happen on the event of your death, writing your will and discussing your funeral wishes with your family can allow you to get back to the important things in life like spending time with family and friends, building good memories and even plan a bucket list.