Welwyn Garden City-based charity to hold quirky bereavement events

PUBLISHED: 15:00 01 May 2017

(L-R) Nurse Louise Peacock, nursing assistant Denise Murray and nursing assistant Lisa Neville

(L-R) Nurse Louise Peacock, nursing assistant Denise Murray and nursing assistant Lisa Neville

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A Welwyn Garden City-based charity will tackle the tricky subject of bereavement in a quirky way as part of a national initiative.

Dying Matters, which runs between May 8 and May 14, encourages people to talk about the often taboo subject of bereavement, death and dying.

Isabel Hospice plans to handle the subject in a fun and light-hearted way, by asking people to answer: ‘Before I die, I want to...” at several of its shops.

The events will take place every day during the period at Hatfield’s Galleria and the Stonehills branch in Welwyn Garden City, as well as in Hertford and Ware.

Each shop will have a ‘Before I die, I want to...’ banner, pre-populated with fun ideas, including “snog George Clooney”, “wrestle a chimp”, and the not so fun, but probably very true, “finish the ironing”.

The charity is encouraging members of the public to write their own wish and pop it on the banner.

Isabel Hospice’s Dr Pia Amsler said: “Please come along to one of our shops or to Tesco in Hertford and add your sticky note. It can be as fun, or as serious as you like.

“We appreciate that talking about difficult subjects such as bereavement and dying can be difficult, but think that this will spark debate and encourage people to think about a serious subject in a light hearted-way.”


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