Why National Grief Awareness Week Is Important

Why National Grief Awareness Week Is Important

By Sean Grant / December 7, 2022 /

National Grief Awareness  National Grief Awareness Week, held annually from December 2nd – 8th, is an important time to recognize and honour the grief that can come with the death of a loved one.  This week gives those who have experienced loss the opportunity to recognize their grief and to share it with others. It…

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What Happens If You Don't Have A Will

What Happens If You Don’t Have A Will?

By Sean Grant / November 30, 2022 /

A Story Of Someone Who Didn’t Leave A Will Rock star Aretha Franklin didn’t leave a last will and testament.  What was she thinking?   Well, I assume she wasn’t thinking.  Her lawyer is reported saying he spoke to her repeatedly about having a last will and testament or a trust.  She always said she would…

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How To Start Your End Of Life Plan

How To Start Your End Of Life Plan

By Sean Grant / November 23, 2022 /

What Is An End Of Life Plan? An End of life plan is a document which allows you to organise your affairs in the approach to and after death.  It allows you to take control of how you’ll be cared for, your finances, important documents, funeral matters, legacy and much more.  it can be one…

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3 Benefits Of Having A End Of Life Plan

3 Benefits Of Having An End Of Life Plan

By Sean Grant / November 16, 2022 /

What Is An End Of Life Plan? An End Of Life plan is a document which illustrates how you’d like your affairs to be arranged in the lead up to, near to, and after your death.  It’s a common misconception that an end of life plan is primarily about creating a will, although having a will…

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What Is End Of Life Planning

What Is End Of Life Planning?

By Sean Grant / November 10, 2022 /

How Do You Define End Of Life Planning? What exactly does end of life planning mean?  It’s a straightforward question and it’s one most people would be able to answer partially to begin with.  The usual suspects would crop up first, creating a will, power of attorney, appointing an executor. But what else do most…

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Get Your Will Written For Your End Of Life Plan

Get Your Will Written For Your End Of Life Plan

By Sean Grant / November 2, 2022 /

What is Will Aid 2022? Will Aid is a campaign that occurs every November in which volunteering solicitors waiver their fees for writing basic wills.  Solicitors up and down the UK invite their clients to make donations of around £100 and in return they will get a fully written, professional will completed.  The proceeds of…

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End Of Life Planning Is Like Growing A Seed

End Of Life Planning Is Like Growing Seed

By Sean Grant / October 20, 2022 /

What is Seed Gathering Season? Seed Gathering Season is a campaign which inspires everyone to gather seeds, nuts and fruits to grow into trees for the future.  The festival starts each year on the 23rd of September (the autumn equinox, considered the first day of autumn) till the 23rd of October, so there’s just a…

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Securing training funding – Interview with Emma Satchell

By Karen Luedtke / October 14, 2022 /

Imagine receiving funding for your BIGS Facilitator Training? That’s exactly what happened to one of our licenced facilitators! Emma Satchell was successful securing training funding for her place on our BIGS End of Life Plan Facilitator Training. Emma is now one of our certified and licenced facilitators. Read our Interview with Emma to find out…

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What Happens After A Funeral

What Happens After A Funeral?

By Sean Grant / October 12, 2022 /

The Aftermath Of a Funeral What happens at a funeral? Not a lot – unless you were very close to the person who died. For example, those who didn’t know the Queen well will have returned to their own lives, and that’s what most other people did too But when you have been living with…

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How To Deal With Grief

How To Deal With Grief

By Sean Grant / October 6, 2022 /

Feeling Grief Is A Part Of Being Human  Humans have the unique ability of being aware of life’s mortality, yet we are still surprised when grief shocks the system.  Often when you are grieving a loved one, you find yourself taken off track, your routine destroyed and your sense of purpose put into question.  Death…

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