Reflection of Death and Dying Show
Our Reflection of Death and Dying Show was held on Saturday 23rd April 2016, and was the first of its kind held in the whole of Kent. Even though it was well advertised it was a little disappointing the amount of people that passed through the door. But having said that those that did come to see us went away with lots of good information and said how good the show was.
The show was not a ‘selling’ venue but an place were information of anything to do with Death and those nearing the end of their life and what they can expect, also we had a Solicitor for legal information and the Macmillan support group. There was talks throughout the day on everything that you would have wished to know about dying and death and also how to arrange a funeral at a lower cost than those of the general Funeral Director. There was the Natural Death Centre representative and the Natural Burial Ground were also represented. So lots of information to take away.
Then again there were two ladies came in with their shopping trollies and went around not really looking or stopping and when they were leaving David went to help them with the trollies only to be told by them that they had come in thinking it was the place were there was a furniture sale! Must have been quite a shock to see coffins!
We also had a café, kindly run by the Baptist church ladies who also make some gorgeous cakes to sell too. So a piece of lovely cake and a coffee was only £1 such a bargain! We really appreciated what they did and volunteering to help out too.
The Baptist church also allowed us their venue for free because they saw it as helping the community and realised that it was not a profit making venture, they have been so supportive and helpful and continue to be with encouraging us to hold another one next year, which we do fully intent to do and have already started planning, although we have all agreed that it will be held in the summer months.
So we hope to see you all there next year.