Posted Thursday 26 June 2014
Kingston University's Opportunities Fund supported the town's first Death Café as part of the 5th Annual Dying Matters Awareness Week.
Taking place at the Rose Theatre cafe on 13 May, it gave people the chance to meet over tea and cake to discuss their opinions of life and death.
Our Surrey based participants included a mix of men and women from across the age spectrum all contributing to a thought-provoking, intimate and exhilarating conversation about:
At the end of the discussion, the Dying Matters ‘5 things to do before I die' postcards were circulated, prompting us to think about our life and legacy and allowing for some soul-searching.
In the participants' own words, the Death Café was informative, enlightening, reassuring, positive, mindful and thought-provoking. Below are what some of the participants said.
A second Death Café in Kingston is on the cards; details to be confirmed soon.
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