First campaign update 2 weeks in

Dear everyone,

Heartfelt thanks to all who have offered support during this first 2 weeks of this campaign to open a Death Cafe in London. We are really pleased with the positive feedback our proposal has received. It has certainly got people thinking!

There has been a significant amount of engagement with Death Cafe London so far. This includes the press coverage listed below, with more due over the next weeks. The articles are getting increasingly thougthful over time and we're looking forward to the first opinion piece about this work. 

Our project page has been visited 2,856 times and our video viewed 4,890 times. Today we have passed a significant milestone with our 100th investor. We have so far raised £20,599 which equates to over 4,000 community shares being sold. Many investors have left wonderful comments.

We have 47 days left to run on our campaign. We have so far raised 8.2% of our minimum target of £250,000. As things stand it is very possible that we will not reach our target, This is perhaps not suprising considering we are proposing to open a Death Cafe! If we don't reach this target we anticipate the project will be abandoned, at least for the time being.

So there are potentially only 47 more days of life for this project. This is a window in which to use this project to fulfill Death Cafes objective - to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives'. We very much hope you will take advantage of this. 

Please do consider investing. No money will be taken unless we do reach our minimum target so this may be your only chance to say you had a share in the Death Cafe in London.

Please do share this project with your networks, especially if you're involved in Death Cafe already.

Please do get in touch if you'd like to discuss the project.

Thanks again for the support. We're very much looking forward to the next 47 days!



Press coverage 

Death Cafe London has already received significant media coverage, getting more people talking about death in the process:




Life well lived,
work well done?
Then you must be finished
– you damned fool!

Posted by Drew Byrne,