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Hosted by Gina Awad and Aly Dickinson


Date:

Nov. 13, 2017

Start time:

7:00 p.m. (Greenwich Mean Time)

End time:

9:00 p.m. (Greenwich Mean Time)

Address:

Exeter Library

Castle Street

Exeter

EX43PQ

EX43PQ

United Kingdom

Cost:

Voluntary donations to the fund for Jon Underwood

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About this Death Cafe

Gina knows first hand the value of sharing and how carthartic that can be. She is a natural empath and has spent time in the past as a volunteer at Hospiscare with those nearing the end of their life.  Gina has a deep belief in the power and benefits of people working in the Community.

Aly believes that talking about Death and Dying is not taboo.  'We need to get back to the time when Death was treated as part of life.  At a Death Cafe there can be sadness and grief but there is joy, laughter, support and honesty too'

Subjects raised by participants at Death Cafes we have both hosted have ranged from the practical aspects of planning for the end of life so wishes and choices are respected to what happens after death, to overcoming fear of death and dying, to honouring our finite lives  to grief and bereavement.  But there is no agenda - people can talk about whatever is important for them.  Please do join us, there will be a warm welcome, tea, coffee, cake and a great conversation.

 


About Gina Awad and Aly Dickinson

Gina Awad resides in Exeter and has a keen interest in discussing stigmatised topics such as death,dying,dementia and mental health. She is a qualified Counsellor and Reflexologist with a natural ability in promoting expression. As a volunteer, Gina formed and leads the Exeter Dementia Action Alliance and is currently working towards completing a BA n Health and Social Care.

Aly Dickinson lives in Sidmouth and is an End of Life Doula.  She trained with a not for profit organisation called Living Well Dying Well and is now a Director.  Aly has hosted Death Cafes in the South West and London.

 


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