We’re inviting Milton Keynes multi-faith communities to join our event to talk openly about death, dying and grief.

In partnership with Gamiel Yafai, author & award-winning diversity & inclusion strategist, we’re inviting our community to an open roundtable discussion event focused on “The Way We Talk About Dying Matters.

The event, which takes part in this year’s Dying Matters Awareness week, aims to foster open and honest conversations about death, dying, and grief. This year’s theme emphasizes the importance of communication and language when discussing end-of-life care.

The event, which takes place on 8 May at Willen Hospice, is open to all and seeks to bring together a diverse group of people from various cultural and faith backgrounds to share their experiences and perspectives.

Participants will have the opportunity to engage in meaningful discussions, ask questions, and gain insights into how healthcare professionals and families can communicate more effectively during end-of-life situations.

Kate Broadhurst, Willen Hospice Chief Executive comments,

“We are committed to ensuring that our free of charge, specialist care and support really meets the needs of the people living in this wonderfully diverse city. We want to look after everybody in a way that works for them. By speaking openly and learning together, we aim to build stronger relationships across our community and have the understanding to tailor our care and support to better meet the diverse needs of our patients and their loved ones.”

We’re honoured to welcome the High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire, Kurshida Mirza BEM, as a special guest for the roundtable event. Kurshida is known for her advocacy in promoting unity among diverse communities and will offer her unique and welcome perspective on creating an inclusive culture of open communication about death and dying. Kurshida will be joined on the panel by seven chaplains representing different faiths.

Gamiel Yafai, founder of Diversity Marketplace adds,

“I’m thrilled to be supporting our local Hospice in their mission to ensure a fully inclusive approach to service provision and delivery, fundraising and communications. The Hospice understands that by promoting inclusive, transparent and timely conversations about death and dying, we can break down
barriers that often prevent families from receiving the vital information and support they need
during these challenging times. This event is a positive step towards achieving this.”

Event Details:

Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Willen Hospice Café, Milton Keynes

If you’d like to contribute to this important discussion, you are kindly requested to confirm
your attendance by completing this short form by Wednesday 1 May 2024.

For more information, please contact info@willen-hospice.org.uk or find out more here.