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As we move into autumn, we're looking forward to the end of October and start of November - a time when many cultures and faiths worldwide remember the dead. Around this time we have Halloween, Samhain, All Souls Day, and Mexico’s Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead – all different, but all with their roots in remembrance and the importance of not forgetting those we knew.

That's why this month we're shining a light on the Dying Matters #IRemember campaign, as well as hearing from our friends in Scotland about the To Absent Friends Festival. Plus, how you can become a compassionate employer, and take action to help people close down their loved ones accounts after death. 
#IRemember

Little things can remind us of the ones we have lost – a song, a place, a piece of clothing. No matter how small, it is important to remember them, and to share these so that their memory lives on.

That's why, from 26 October - 1 November we'll be sharing your #IRemember stories. Who do you want to remember? What makes you think of them? 

From songs, to places, to a particular hot sauce that they always put on their food, sharing stories is a way to keep memories of loved ones alive. 

Taking part is easy. All you need to do is:

- Share a memory of someone you have lost - this can be a friend, a family member, a pet or a colleague. You can include a photo, a video or just stick to text if you want

- Post on FacebookTwitter or Instagram using the hashtag #IRemember and tagging @DyingMatters

We'll be sharing your stories throughout the week 26 October - 1 November

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Are you a compassionate employer?

Are you an employer? Do you feel equipped to deal with employees who are suffering a bereavement?

With COVID-19, more people than ever before will be coping with grief in the workplace. Compassionate Employers is a programme from our parent charity, Hospice UK, that will helps with bereavement support in the workplace.

The programme provides resources, tools and infromation for for a caring, compassionate workplace. 

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To Absent Friends, a festival of storytelling, gives people across Scotland an excuse to remember, to tell stories, to celebrate and to reminisce about people we love who have died. This year's To Absent Friends festival will take place across Scotland from 1-7 November 2020.

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Ever had to close down a loved one's accounts after death? It can be stressful, complicated and upsetting. Settld and Cruse are calling on the UK Government to introduce a set of Bereavement Standards, making it easier to close down the accounts of someone who dies.

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