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An event to celebrate life and encourage a more open discussion of death is being held on Wednesday 15 May at Hull Minster from 10am – 4pm. The event, which is primarily funded by Macmillan Cancer Support, has been organised by healthcare leaders across Hull & East Riding and will help health professionals and members of the public find out more about planning for end of life.

It is hoped that the the event will provide support, while changing death from a taboo subject to something we are all comfortable thinking and talking about.

Bev Clark, Operations Manager for Palliative and End of Life Care Services at CHCP explained “We want to show people that talking about death may seem scary but it’s really important to understand that people have choices available to them that can take into account their cultural, religious and personal beliefs.”

The event is FREE to attend and anyone can drop in throughout the day. Speakers have yet to be announced but it promises to be an informative and interesting event.

Our ‘Death Café’ will be open for people to come and talk about life, death, emotions and experiences over a cup of tea and a slice of cake.

There will also be a number of crafting activities to create memories for others to treasure after death and stalls from over 50 support groups and organisations who can help with everything ranging from bereavement support to financial advice

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