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Hello everyone, 

We hope you are all doing well. 

This month, we’ve taken a look back at the Dying Matters Awareness Week pledges. Plus, an update from Wales and how you can get involved with I Remember in October.  

Your Dying Matters pledges

I pledge to…
…teach others about bereavement and how best we can help those grieving, especially following the COVID pandemic.
I pledge to…
…complete the writing of my will and look into life insurance this month.

These were just some of the Dying Matters pledges featured as part of Awareness Week. We wanted to know the ways that you are supporting the Dying Matters campaign. Did you get involved? There’s still time to add your pledge to the wall.
Make a pledge
Latest from the blog

The effect of COVID-19 on funerals
Dr Helen Frisby writes about funerals during COVID-19 and how customs may change. Read the blog post .

We want to hear from you!
Got something to share? If you are interested in writing a blog for us, then pitch suggestions to Stephanie. We are especially keen to hear from those who are LGBT+ or from BAME communities. 
Go to the Dying Matters blog
Dying Matters in Wales

In 2014, Byw Nawr (Live Now) was established in Wales with the main purpose of generating a national conversation about how we can live well, yet make preparations in advance for the end of life. 

Over the years, Byw Nawr has achieved a great deal, and while this work is still very important, the work will continue and grow under the name Compassionate Cymru and will be taken forward under the chairmanship of Lesley Bethell, Bevan Advocate and public member of the end of life care board.
Read more
I Remember: 26th October - 1st November

This year will see a return of the I Remember campaign, a chance to share stories and memories of loved ones, and reflecting on the true meaning of Day of the Dead and Halloween.

Starting on 26th October, we will be asking people to share a short remembrance of someone they know who has died, and use the hashtags #IRemember and #DyingMatters. Tag in @DyingMatters and include a photo.
Find out more about I Remember
ehospice round-up

The latest from our ehospice news platform, featuring some good news stories to keep us upbeat.
  • Havens Hospices charity shops receive warm welcome back into the community. Read more
  • Budding photographer captures happy lockdown moments in memory of friend. Read more
  • Marie Curie announces plans for day to reflect on those bereaved during lockdown. Read more
Read more ehospice articles
In case you missed it...

A round up of our most popular social media posts.  
  • The Indescribable Pain Of Losing Your Mother In Your Twenties. Read more
  • Planning For End-Of-Life Care Is More Crucial Than Ever. Here's How Read more
  • ‘Grief can be very lonely’ - Woman, 27, launches bereavement charity for young people Read more
  • A tale of two widows: the mother and daughter united by grief in the time of Covid-19. Read more

Dying Matters Awareness Week 
will be back 10-16 May 2021!
Social media is a great way to keep in touch with Dying Matters between these email bulletins. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @DyingMatters or Facebook
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