Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Death Cafe with Nigel George at St Nicholas Hospice, Bury St Edmunds

An evening of life, death, cake and contemplation

14th March 7.00 pm - 9.00pm
At St Nicholas Hospice
Hardwick Lane Bury St Edmunds Suffolk IP33 2QY

What is the Death Café?
At Death Cafes people come together in a relaxed and safe setting to discuss life and death, drink tea and eat delicious cake.  The objective of Death Cafe is "To increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives".

"Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows." - Pope Paul VI, Italian pope, 1897-1978

The idea of running Death Cafes came from the work of Swiss sociologist Bernard Crettaz. Jon Underwood has brought the idea to the UK.  The first Death Cafe took place in Jon's basement in September 2011. Since then Death Cafes have been held in the Royal Festival Hall, a yurt, cool cafes and people's houses. Over 200 people have so far attended a Death Café in the UK. The events have invariably been very special and feedback has been fantastic.

Death Cafes are always offered:
On a not for profit basis though, to be sustainable, we try to cover expenses through donations and fundraising
In an accessible, respectful and confidential space, free of discrimination, where people can express their views safely

With no intention of leading participants towards any particular conclusion, product or course of action
Alongside refreshing drinks, nourishing food – and cake!

RSVP if you would like to attend (so we know how much cake we need!)

For more details call Nigel George on 01449 737582 ng@georgeandco.co.uk

or Jane Carpenter on 01284 766133  jane.carpenter@stnh.org.uk

For more information visit http://borleygreen.com

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