DeadSocial’s CEO James Norris and ambassador Lawrence Darani will be presenting at Dying Matters annual, Mexican Day of the Dead Showcase. It will take place between 1.30pm - 7pm THIS FRIDAY on the 1st November 2013

Dying Matters 

Celebrating The Day Of The Dead

1.30 Registration & refreshments

2.00 Chair’s Introduction & a personal reflection about the Mexican Day of the Dead Tony Bonser, Chair of People in Partnership, The National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC)

2.10 Events, however big or small, Dying Matters to us all
 Karen Newman, Secretary to the Community Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Trinity Hospice & Palliative Care Services
 Jo Nicholls, Learning & Quality Compliance Co-ordinator, Trinity Hospice & Palliative Care Services

2.25 A Civil Celebrant’s responsible approach to the Dying Colin Nolan, The Celebrant

2.40 An interactive session of ideas from coalition members A round table discussion to look at Dying Matters members’ biggest obstacles when raising public awareness

3.00 DeadSocial's Popup Shop for Dying Matters Awareness Week James Norris, DeadSocial & Lawrence Darani, DeadSocial

3.15 On and off the bus...Dying Matters let’s talk, let’s plan
 Jayne HannerEnd of Life Care Co-ordinator, South Locality, Sussex Community NHS Trust,Sandra Vargeson, End of Life Care Coordinator, West Locality, Sussex Community NHS Trust Chris Banks, End of Life Care Coordinator, North Locality, Sussex Community NHS Trust

3.30 Tea and Coffee and a chance to visit the exhibitions, view the work of the students from Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham College, place a photo of a lost loved one on the altar (please note photos cannot be returned so please bring a copy). Please also use this opportunity to participate in the displays- tell us what you did for Dying Matters Week, and any ideas you may have for 2014!

4.00 Panel Discussion: Overcoming Obstacles
Following on from the earlier round table discussions, an opportunity to address and discuss Dying Matters members’ obstacles further and look for solutions
: Chair: Sam Turner, Director of Stakeholder Relations, NCPC & the Dying Matters Coalition Eve Richardson, Chief Executive, NCPC & the Dying Matters Coalition 
Joe Levenson, Director of Communications, NCPC & the Dying Matters Coalition
 Mandy Paine MBE, Dying Matters Champion (TBC)
 Noleen Turner, Marketing Manager, Education & Finding Space, St Joseph’s Hospice

Day of the Dead Smile4.30 Learning from the Mexican Day of the Dead: Our School’s Approach School children fromHaberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham College (TBC)

4.45 New Resource: I Didn’t Know That
 A Short Film from the Dying Matters Coalition

5.05 Steve Evans presents: “Nearly dying, not the end of the world but you can see it from there!” Steve Evans, a person with personal experience

5.25 Chair’s closing remarks

5.30 Celebrating the Day of the Dead

Download the full programme and booking form

Booking Day of the Dead Conference details

* Due to limited funds Dying Matters asks that all attendees pay a small charge of £35 to cover the costs of the event refreshments 

- Book online instantly via the Dying Matters website / Alternatively, you can return the booking form to Joe Meredith via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / Fax:0207 6971 530

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