Finsbury Park Death Cafe

Hosted by London End of Life doulas


Date:

Feb. 21, 2017

Start time:

6:45 p.m. (GMT)

End time:

9:30 p.m. (GMT)

Address:

Blighty Coffee

35 -37 Blackstock Road

Finsbury Park

London

N4 2JF

United Kingdom

Cost:

The event is free but we respectfully ask that people support the venue by purchasing food or drink during / before the event, as without a the generosity of the venue, there would be no event. We can only make the event free, while people honour this arrangement

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About this Death Cafe

Caroline and Philomena both assisted with Death cafe Hampstead since 2013, and in September 2015 Caroline decided to set up a Death cafe in Finsbury Park.

We come together to eat drink and discuss our feelings around death in a safe, friendly and non judgemental environment. Our death Cafe is open to everyone, regardless of belief, creed, culture. We all meet as equals.

We both believe passionately in bringing Death out of the closet, and enabling conversations around this much feared event, which we are all destined to face eventually. We feel that by broaching the subject before we are in our dying days, we can begin to release some of the fear that it holds for so many of us, and hopefully enable us to live more fully and more joyfully in the present. 


About London End of Life doulas

Caroline Dent and Philomena Corrigan have both trained as End of Life Doulas (a new and emerging role, providing compassionate presence and practical support for people at the end of life. They both volunteer as Marie Curie helpers.

Caroline comes from a creative background, and currently creates Memorial / Remembrance jewellery from personal mementoes. She also works part -time as a dementia carer, something she feels passionately about, and has also  volunteered for 3 years with Maytree (a sanctuary for suicidal people in North London) and also with Islington Bereavement Service. 

Philomena is a retired nurse

Article in Guardian :

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/feb/03/death-doulas-women-who-stay-by-your-side-to-the-end

Article in Islington Gazette:

http://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/news/end_of_life_doulas_start_death_cafe_in_finsbury_park_1_4288376

 

 


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