Five Things to Do Before I Die

‘We plan for everything else during our lives but very few plan for the inevitable.’


By Chris Parker, Managing Director of Abbey

We’re holding two coffee mornings to raise funds for our bereavement charity Friends Together and to launch their end of life planning guide: ‘Five Things To Do Before I Die.’

They’re part of the Dying Matters Awareness Week (12-18 May 2013), organised by the Dying Matters Coalition to encourage people to talk openly about dying, death and bereavement. Throughout Dying Matters Awareness Week, events and activities are being held up and down the country to raise awareness about end of life issues.

The theme of Dying Matters Awareness Week 2014 is ‘You only die once’: emphasising that we only get one chance to have our dying wishes met.

So it’s vital to talk, plan and make arrangements for the end of life – before it’s too late. Dying Matters will be encouraging people to take five simple steps to make their end of life experience better – both for them and for their loved one:

  • Write your will
  • Record your funeral wishes
  • Plan your future care and support
  • Consider registering as an organ donor
  • Tell your loved ones your wishes

It’s so important to get these things right. You only get one chance and failing to plan carefully can lead to massive problems for your family after your death.

You can pick up your free copy of the booklet at:

Abbey’s premises at 173 High Street, Tonbridge on Wednesday May 14th from 10am to 12 noon

Cafe Bliss, London Road, Southborough, on Friday May 16th from 10am to 12 noon

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