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Dying Matters awareness week

Talking about death and dying is never easy. Yet talking about it won’t make it happen, and could make a real difference to the quality of your last days, when the time comes. I know from my own family the benefits of thinking ahead and being able to die in your preferred place. A positive experience at the end can make things a little easier for everyone.

May 13th-19th 2019 marks Dying Matters awareness week, where I’ll be joining many local people and organisations to encourage everyone to talk about these sensitive, but important topics. I’m delighted that so many organisations in Reading are getting involved in the campaign this year, and invite everyone to come along and talk, and find out how they can prepare .

The Dying matters website shows all the events happening near you. And below is a list of everything happening in Reading, also viewable as a leaflet:

Monday 13th May

Living and Dying Well with Langdale Wills, Ethical Reading, AB Walker & Reading Borough Council
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: Crowne Plaza, Caversham Bridge, Reading, RG1 8BD
Sign up here:

Thames Water & Dexter Montague – employees session on Wills & Probate
Contact: Lucy Smith, Pardeep Bancil

Wednesday 15th May

AB Walker & Dexter Montague Stand
Time: 10:00am – 15:00pm
Location: Broad Street Mall
Contact: Anna Rhys-Williams

‘A Better Grief’ Sue Ryder Open Day
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Location: 22 Liebenrood Rd, Reading RG30 2DX
Contact: Laura Kell

Thursday 16th May

Rachel Eden: talk about it over coffee
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Location: Fidget & Bob’s Cafè, Kennet Island
Contact: Rachel Eden

Friday 17th May

Healthwatch Reading Coffee Morning
Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm
cation: Conf. Room B, 3rd floor, Reading Central Library
Contact: Rebecca Curtayne

AB Walker Coffee Morning
Time: 11:00am – 12 noon
Location: 40 The Broadway, Thatcham, Berkshire RG19 3HP
Contact: Anna Rhys-Williams

Collaborative Professional Services
Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm
Location: Sonning Gold Club
Contact: Paula Bicknell

Saturday 17th May

Henley Road Crematorium Tour & Talks
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Henley Road Crematorium
Contact: Gerri Excell,

  1. Tom Lake says:

    Friday listing omits event at Watlington House?

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