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You Only Die Once: Dying Matters Awareness Week

Today is the start of Dying Matters Awareness Week 2014, running from 12-18th May.

This year marks the 5th anniversary of the Dying Matters Coalition, set up by the National Council for Palliative Care to break society’s taboo in talking about dying and to encourage more people to make their end of life wishes known.

With a theme of You Only Die Once (#YODO) Dying Matters are encouraging people not to leave it too late to write a Will and register it, record their funeral wishes, plan their future care and support, consider registering as an organ donor and telling their loved ones their wishes.

Kings Court Trust is a strong supporter of the work of Dying Matters. If we were all able to discuss our wishes and make plans in a more confident way it's likely we would see huge improvements in people's experiences at such an important time for them and those close to them.

As part of Dying Matters Awareness Week, Kings Court Trust is taking part in a free event in Bath on the evening of Thursday 15th May, providing the opportunity to find out "everything you ever wanted to know about death and dying but were too afraid to ask." Please visit the Centre of Death and Society's website for full details and to register for this event.