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I am a fifty-four-year-old father of three. I’ve worked in many different fields including teaching, care work, gardening, in the film industry and as a musician. I’m currently running workshops in a woodland I’ve purchased with my partner, based on healing through creativity and nature.
I volunteer at the Pilgrims Hospice in Canterbury.
I’m involved in running regular local death cafés where people come to discuss the topic of the end of life openly and positively. I was also part of team this year that organised a day-long event with six speakers talking about various aspects of death, which was so successful we intend to repeat this every year.
I’m currently training to be a full-time end of life doula which I am enjoying thoroughly.
I believe in people centred death where one’s end of life is not seen as a failure of medical science by doctors and healthcare professional but a natural event in the cycle of life. That said it is a major event and should be given the gravitas it deserves.