This week I’m talking at an end of life conference about designing compassion into services. The conference is Everyday Compassion: Supportive responses to dying and bereavement by schools, neighbourhoods and workplaces.
New Year’s Resolution 2018 … plan for end of life
I’m hoping that for many of you, your top New Year’s Resolution 2018 is to plan for end of life this year. Whether you’re contemplating it, making a start or have plans underway, Final Fling is here to help.
How to plan for the end on Final Fling
I had an email today from Trevor asking for help to plan for the end on Final Fling. It reminds me that sometimes it’s nice to be hand-held and guided through options in life. Trevor wrote…
Masters in funerals
The big news today is that Barbara Chalmers, Founder of Final Fling now has a Masters – with distinction – in funerals.
“Well, in reality, it’s an MDes – a Masters in Design Innovation, Service Design – and my final project was on funerals, so I consider it a Masters in funerals,” said Barbara. “I just found out on Friday at our degree show that I achieved a Masters – with distinction – in funerals (as I call it) and I couldn’t be more delighted.”
THE THING ABOUT FUNERALS IS… (part II)
Final Fling is delighted to have been accepted to take part in the phenomenon that is Marlie Mul’s ‘This Exhibition Has Been Cancelled’. We’ll be exploring funerals, why we have them, what’s changing and find out whether they deliver what we need.
Living Well, Leaving a Legacy: Dying Matters Wales 2017
Final Fling joins Dying Matters Wales 2017 for the Annual Dying Matters Awareness Week event at SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff, 11 May 2017
Living Well, Leaving a Legacy
What can you do? What can we do together?
Barbara Chalmers will run a workshop: Too Busy to Die?
Final Fling’s Life support system
Happy New Year from Final Fling – the positive thinking, forward planning, reality checking life support system. Since Final Fling began its life in 2012 as a life support system for people faced with making tricky life and death decisions or those thinking ahead, the world has changed.
Death Cafe London – exciting new plan
There’s a cunning plan afoot to set up Death Cafe London – a permanent home for all things death, chat, support, cake. Death Cafes emerged some years ago now… first inspired by Bernard Crettaz, Jon Underwood picked the idea up in the UK and it has spread like wildfire.
We need to talk about death: The Telegraph reports
We need to talk about death. And if the largest circulation and most conservative daily newspaper – The Telegraph – is talking about it, we think this is a good day.
Marketplace for business
Final Fling is the Marketplace for business when it comes to end of life. Our award-winning website welcomes thousands of visitors every month; active planners who are managing end-of-life plans and ‘shopping around’ in our Marketplace.
Death Cafe Glasgow | Dying Matters Awareness Week 2015
Final Fling is running a Death Cafe in Glasgow for Dying Matters Awareness Week.
This time we’re working with Douglas Hall, a bereavement counsellor, to explore emotions associated with death and dying.
End of life planning survey
This week we hook up with Hyper Island student, Natalia, to share her end of life planning survey. She wants to know if you’d put in time and effort to pass on your life story. Or do you expect Facebook to do that?
Promote your business on Final Fling
To promote your business to thousands of active planners, ready to engage with life and death decisions, join Final Fling’s growing Marketplace.
Funeral music: 3 classics
Today I’m looking for funeral music: 3 classics to work into a fairly traditional ceremony to celebrate the life of a grand dame. Nothing too dramatic. Something soft. (We’re Scottish after all, so easy on the romance.) See our choices.
Funeral Wishes – November offer
During November, Kate Hill, a member of Final Fling’s Marketplace – is offering FREE funeral wishes planning sessions. Kate is an interfaith minister and celebrant.
Life Planning Tools
Final Fling’s Life Planning Tools encourage you to live life to the full – with the end in mind. So whether you’re thinking about caretaking digital legacies for the next generation, want to save others the burden of difficult decisions or just want to take responsibility for your own life and stay in control, try our Life Planning Tools.
Final Fling Safe Deposit Box
Final Fling’s Safe Deposit Box is part of our Life Planning Tools – a highly secure space to store all your precious legal and financial documents: the 20 Essential documents you and your next of kin will need.
What makes a good funeral?
Ru and Claire Callander of The Green Funeral Company, field-leaders as Funeral Directors, share their thoughts on what makes a good funeral. Find out about their inspiring moments and disappointing moments.
Good Funeral Award nominations 2014
Final Fling has made the Good Funeral Award Nominations 2014 – for the third year running. See who else is in the running.
Living with Huntington’s Disease
This week, Final Flinger, Jane Duffy shares her experience of living with Huntington’s Disease and tells us a bit a about how that impacts on her life.