Free events for Dying Matters at Royal Trinity Hospice

April 15th, 2018 by Sandy

The annual national awareness campaign, Dying Matters week, has been announced by Royal Trinity Hospice. The programme of free events aims to open up the national conversation this year, which is to talk about dying death and bereavement. The hospice will mark the week with 3 events that aim to provoke the community into conversation and engage in discussions. They also get to know about their local hospice, which provides end of life care for free, for people of south west and central London.

The Dying Matters week will start on 14 May (Monday) at Trinity with a special discussion. It is being hosted by Michael Savage, Spiritual Lead at Trinity, joined by a teacher from Mindfulness Association, Alan Huges. Trinity’s Death Cafe will be held on 15 May (Tuesday). The hospice will invite people to discuss death together over tea and cake, facilitated by Kate Wells, their social worker.

Events will close at Trinity’s Dying Matters on 16 May (Wednesday) with a celebration of stories. Over 2 months, there has been a series of creative writing workshops at the hospice. Taking part in it were volunteers, staff, people who are bereaved, patients and their families. They are brought together by the sharing of thoughts and joy in expressing thoughts about life and the end of life. They will share their work in poetry, story, memoir, that look at the most important time of life.

The programmme of Trinity’s Dying Matters are full of free events. However guests can take part only by booking to the event online (, as places are limited