Dying Matters Week 2015

For this year’s Dying Matters week, we hosted a pop-up shop for the week in a unit kindly donated by the Kingfisher Centre, Redditch.

The shop encouraged members of the public to talk about death and dying. Staff and volunteers ran a range of activities; from ‘bucket list’ writing, to asking people ‘what would you like to do before you die? Kerwoods Solicitors kindly provided a free advice session on will writing every lunchtime.

We offered refreshments of tea, coffee, soft drinks, cake and biscuits which were kindly donated by M&S Redditch.

We had our specialist care and family support staff on hand throughout the week to bring their expertise right to the heart of the local community. We have also had a wonderful team of volunteers on hand to talk about their own experiences of working with Primrose.

Helen Crook, Communications Officer commented:

“It’s been a wonderful week meeting local people and having conversations about a topic which is normally taboo. It’s also been a fantastic opportunity to promote what the hospice has to offer and for people to meet our lovely staff and volunteers.

“The free will writing service has been popular and a great way for people to get free advice – thank you to Kerwoods Solicitors for your support.”

See our coverage in the Redditch Advertiser here