Dying Matters Awareness Week

Posted by Jo Baldock | 06/05/2016 | Category: Funerals


Central England Co-operative is holding drop in events to support Dying Matters at numerous locations in order to encourage the community to talk freely about dying. Every year in May, Dying Matters aims to get people talking about dying, death and bereavement and making plans for their end of life. This year sees the seventh annual Dying Matters Awareness Week, which runs from 9th-15th May.

Events and activities are being held across the Central England Co-operative trading region to raise awareness about end of life issues.

Every minute someone in the UK dies, but many of us still do not feel comfortable talking about dying. People are living for longer with life limiting illnesses, so discussing dying with your loved ones is increasingly important and can help you to make the most of life and to support loved ones. After all, "Talking about dying won't make it happen!"

Colleagues will be on hand to talk to visitors about all aspects of funerals, plans and any other information people may wish to ask.

Visitors will also receive £100 off a pre-paid funeral plan using the voucher code: DYMAWEEKMAY16

The theme of Dying Matters Awareness Week 2016 is ‘The Big Conversation’, and we will be encouraging people to talk to each other about dying, death and bereavement on @mycooplife.

Planned events:

Friday 6 May 2016
• Dying Matters event, Central England Co-operative Funeral Home, Wherrys Lane, Bourne from 10am-2pm.

Saturday 7 May
• Dying Matters event, Central England Co-operative Funeral Home, 62 High Street, Harborne, Birmingham from 10am – 2pm.

Monday 9 May
• Yardley coffee morning, Central England Co-operative Funeral Home, 1735 Coventry Road, Yardley, Birmingham from 9am – 12pm.
• Heartlands Hospital, Bordesley Green, Birmingham from 10am – 12pm.
• Eastwood coffee morning, Central England Co-operative Funeral Home, 93 Nottingham Road Eastwood from 10am – 12pm.
• Coffee morning, Central England Co-operative Loughborough Funeral Homes at 33 Pinfold Gate from 10am – 12pm.
• Afternoon tea, A Storer and Sons, 173 Nottingham Road, Somercotes from 12pm – 2pm.

Tuesday 10 May
• West Bromwich coffee morning, Central England Co-operative Funeral Home, home 359 High Street, West Bromwich from 10am – 12pm.
• Kingstanding coffee morning, Central England Co-operative Funeral Home, 200-204 Hawthorn Road, Kingstanding, Birmingham from 10am – 12pm.

Wednesday 11 May
• Oldbury coffee morning, Central England Co-operative Funeral Home, 24-26 Birmingham Street, Oldbury, Birmingham from 10am – 12pm.
• Afternoon tea, Heartlands Hospital, Bordesley Green, Birmingham from 2pm – 4pm.
• Coffee morning, Stephanie Mason Funeral Home, Enterprise House, Kingsbury Road, Minworth, Birmingham from 9am – 11am.
• Belper Coffee morning, Central England Co-operative Funeral Home, 1 Brookside, Belper from 10am – 12pm.
• Sinfin coffee morning, Sinfin Funeral Home Unit 1 Sinfin District Centre, Derby from 9am – 12pm.
• Ilkeston coffee morning at Ilkeston Library, Market Street, Ilkeston from 9am – 12pm.
• Coffee morning, Dove Funeral Home, 3-5 Carter Street, Uttoxeter from 10am – 1pm.
• Afternoon tea, Welling Funeral Home, 55 Derby St, Burton-on-Trent from 1pm – 3pm.

Thursday 12 May
• Coffee morning, Stephanie Mason Funeral Home, 356 Bradford Road, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham from 9am – 12pm.
• Coffee morning, Chesterfield Library, New Beetwell St, Chesterfield from 9am – 12.00pm.
• Coffee morning, R.J. Scholes Funeral Home, 4 Horsegate, Deeping St James, Peterborough from 10.30am-12.30pm.
• Borrowash coffee morning, Central England Co-operative Borrowash Funeral Home, 113 Victoria Avenue, Derby from 10am – 12pm.
• Allenton coffee morning, Central England Co-operative Allenton Funeral Home, 798 Osmaston Road, Derby from 9am – 12pm.
• J H Grice coffee morning, J H Grice Hatton Funeral Home,  21A Station Rd, Hatton, Derby from 9am – 12pm.
• Hunstanton coffee morning, Central England Co-operative Hunstanton Funeral Home, 71 Westgate, Hunstanton from 10am – 12pm.
• Coffee morning, Central England Co-operative King’s Lynn Funeral Home, 30 Wootton Road, King’s Lynn from 10am – 12pm.
• Ripley coffee morning, Central Egland Co-operative Ripley Funeral Home, 5 Nottingham Road Ripley from 10am – 12pm.
• Wisbech coffee morning, Central England Co-operative Wisbech Funeral Home, 37-39 Norwich Road, Wisbech from 10am – 12pm.

Friday 13 May
• Erdington coffee morning, Central England Co-operative Funeral Home, 1095 Chester Rd, Birmingham from 9am – 12pm.
• Dying Matters event, Central England Co-operative Whetstone food store, Dog & Gun Lane, Whetstone, Leicester from 10am – 4pm.
• Coffee morning, Morton Grange Nursing Home, Stretton Rd, Morton, Alfreton from 9am – 12pm.
• Spondon coffee morning, Central England Co-operative Spondon Funeral Home, 63-67 Sitwell Street, Spondon from  9am – 12pm.
• Heanor coffee morning, Heanor Library, Ilkeston Road, Heanor from 9am – 12pm.
• Coffee morning, Swanns Funeral Service, 4 Bridge Street from 10am – 12pm.
• Dying Matters event, The Bell Centre (Unit 12), Nottingham Street , Melton Mowbray from 10am – 4pm.
• Dying Matters event, Central England Co-operative Sawtry Funeral Home, 98 Green End Road, Sawtry  from 9.30am-4.30pm.
• Stafford coffee morning, Central England Co-operative Stafford Funeral Home, 94 Queensville, Stafford from 10am-2pm.

Saturday 14 May
• Great Brook Street coffee morning, Central England Co-operative Funeral Home, 19 Great Brook St, Birmingham from 9am – 12pm.
• Dying Matters event, Central England Co-operative Whetstone food store, Dog & Gun Lane, Whetstone, Leicester from 10am – 4pm.
• Dying Matters event, The Bell Centre (Unit 12), Nottingham Street , Melton Mowbray from 10am – 4pm.
• Coffee morning, St Neots, Market Square, next to the Farmers Market from 9am – 12pm.
• Dying Matters event, Bretby Crematorium, Geary Lane, Burton upon Trent from 10am – 3pm.


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