Chance to ask questions about death during awareness week

AN EVENT to help people talk about death and grief is coming to the city.

Wednesday, 8th May 2019, 5:48 pm

Forever Together Funeralcare branches in Allaway Avenue and Charlotte Street are opening their doors for members of the public to speak about all matters related to dying and funerals and as part of the nationwide Dying Matters Awareness Week.

Funeral arranger Emily Warden said: ‘We all know that dying is a sad reality for everyone, but it can be hard to know where to start when talking about it.

‘No question is too silly, and we will do our very best to make it an easy conversation to have over a cuppa and a slice of cake.’

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Dying Matters is run by national hospice and palliative care charity Hospice UK, and brings together a broad coalition of organisations related to dying and bereavement, such as hospices, solicitors, funeral directors and grief support services.

Tracey Bleakley, the CEO of Hospice UK said: ‘I hope many people will take advantage of this chance to talk about a difficult topic in a friendly and supportive way.

‘It isn’t easy to talk about death, but it’s important that we all do.’