Our role as a charity is to educate those diagnosed with a terminal illness, as well as their loved ones, on death and dying, but we also want to educate you on how to make the most out of living.
Giving is good for you. At its heart, giving is an expression of kindness and love—it demands nothing in return. There are so many ways to give and it is so easy to give, all that is required is a willingness to give. Some of the ways in which we can demonstrate kindness and love are by being friendly, offering a smile, providing small acts of service, or simply listening. The list of opportunities to give are endless and, contrary to expectations, giving financially should not be a primary objective. Giving is a test of what is in your heart.
As an Oncologist, I have the privilege of caring for people with cancer. Over the years I have come to realise that, as healthcare professionals, we do healthcare well but “death-care’ very poorly. It is no secret that we all eventually have to die, but this aspect of care is sadly neglected. Dying is a difficult and dynamic phase of life and if anything, we need lots of help getting this as right as possible. The current strategy of ignoring death and hoping that it will go away is not good enough.
In medicine, there are no guarantees, but we aim for a good death: one where all affairs are in order, life has been lived without ongoing regret, and at the time of dying, there is peace.
Our resources are aimed at:
People should not die in isolation.
If you agree with us, please consider making a financial contribution, however small, because your help, allows us to help.