Dying Matters Week 2019

Every year in May, LOROS hosts Dying Matters, a national awareness-raising week to encourage people everywhere to talk openly about death, dying and bereavement.

It’s not an easy subject to talk about but we hope, by putting the topic out there it will make it easier for people to discuss.

This year we hosted a packed week of activity. Here's some of our highlights:

  • Our lip synch video, which aimed to encourage people to pick their funeral song, received more than 100,000 views. Find out more and watch our video.

  • We Need to Talk About Death with Kathryn Mannix and Amy Voce was a sold-out success, with another 4,000 people watching it live on Facebook and Twitter. Watch it on Twitter.

  • Patron Greg Davies and comedian Barry Castagnola recorded an episode of the award winning podcast Griefcast, hosted by comedian and actress Cariad Lloyd. Hear it here.

Click on the links below for more.

A dead funny evening with Greg Davies

Greg Davies talks to fellow comedian Cariad Lloyd in an exclusive live show

What's your funeral song?

Our Dying Matters campaign is all about starting discussions by asking what's your funeral song

Miriam's Dead Good Adventure

"Talking about death definitely shares the load"

Will Writing month

We've teamed up with local solicitors to offer a free Will writing service in May


Find out what LOROS Local is up to during Dying Matters week

Digital Legacy

The digital world is a growing part of people’s lives, but what happens to your online presence when you die?

Partnership with UHL

Find out how we're working with Leicester Hospitals during Dying Matters week

My funeral wishes

Help your friends and family make important decisions with our funeral wishes form