Dying Matters Awareness Week 201913th May 2019
Every year in May, WR Bettelley joins forces with other members of the Dying Matters coalition to place the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement firmly on the national agenda.
For the last couple of years, Dying Matters Awareness Week has challenged us all to answer a question: What Can You Do? How can we help ourselves, our families and our communities face up to death and bereavement?
For 2019, the campaign asks another question: Are We Ready? It’s a question that challenges each of us on several levels. Are we ready for our own deaths, or the deaths of those we care about? This is a practical question – wills, funeral planning and more – but of course it’s also emotional, and spiritual for some of us.
For many of us, the answer will not be ‘yes’. Research undertaken by Dying Matters shows that most people haven’t taken care of the practical aspects of end of life, which include deciding on organ donation and planning our funeral care. And even for those who have, the emotional aspect of being ready for death is challenging. Who is ever really ready to die?
Such questions are best faced with the help of others, so at WR Bettelley we’re offering an open house from 13th – 19th May to welcome visitors to come and talk openly about end of life, to find out about funeral planning and to visit our newly-refurbished chapel of rest.
It really is important to talk about death and bereavement, and we’re here to help you. For more information please call us on 01782 313542 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more about Dying Matters, please visit: www.dyingmatters.org