Richard Green Funeral Service are holding a Dying Matters Awareness Event on Saturday 18th May 2019, from 10.30am to 3.30pm at Westgate Chapel, Lewes, BN7 1XH.
The event is an opportunity for members of the public to talk with each other, and relevant professionals in an informal setting. This will provide an opportunity to meet not only the Funeral Directors but local Celebrants, Registrar, Bereavement Counsellor, Hospice, Coroners Officer (and many more!), and to be able to have open discussions and ask questions about what they do. There will also be short films, talks, and a question & answer session to further spark discussion.
Lots of information on subjects such as all types of funerals, natural burials, cremation, eco-friendly coffins, and memorial jewellery will be available.
The drop-in event will be relaxed, free and open to all with tea, coffee and cake provided by local caterer, Annabel’s Kitchen.
As the local, independent and family run funeral service in Lewes and Uckfield, Richard Green Funeral Service are proud to be members of the national Dying Matters Coalition, and are always keen to do what we can in the community to help people be prepared, and to open up a conversation about death and funeral choices.
Every year in May, Dying Matters host an Awareness Week, with the aim of bringing to national attention its founding mission – which is to help give people the opportunity to talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and to make plans for the end of life. The theme for 2019 is ‘Are We Ready?’. This is both a practical question, for example getting one’s affairs in order and funeral planning but also emotional, for example accessing support for someone is grieving.
Listen to Emily Clare, one of our Funeral Directors discussing the event on Lewes Radio