Scottish Government is introducing a statutory Code of Practice, an inspection programme and a licensing scheme for funeral businesses as part of a regulatory framework to ensure high standards of service. They’ll be working on implementation over 2019/20. In their consultation and investigation they drew an interesting parallel comparing the funeral parlour business model and […]
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.
Anyone for tea and sympathy?
Anyone for tea and sympathy? The Observer asks the question and highlights the work of Death Cafes, Final Fling, the rise of death doulas and the Ideal Death Show – all working to embrace death and dying – the last taboo.
Death Cafe sold out
Our Death Cafe for Dying Matters Awareness Week on 23 May 2015 is sold out… as reported (ish) in The Sun by Christine Lavelle.
Final Fling SA launches
Final Fling South Africa launched in 2013 Final Fling SA (FFSA) operates under licence from Final Final UK (FFUK) and is operated by Trudon, the company best known in South Africa for The Yellow Pages. The site aims to offer complete support for end of life planning. Here’s Trudon’s news release at the time: […]
Beat That – Scotland’s longest running samba band – played a tribute to Mandela’s life and achievements
Is death a taboo subject in our society
To mark Final Fling’s first birthday on 5 April 2013, we carried out a survey of users.
Final Fling hosts Scotland’s first Death Cafe
Final Fling sets the scene for its first Death Cafe @ the Glad Cafe in Glasgow’s South side
Last word in the Dragons Den
Last word in the Dragons Den ONE NOW HAZY DAY, BACK IN JUNE, ME AND MY MERRY BAND OF DRUMMERS HEADED OFF IN A VAN DOWN TO MANCHESTER’S SECRET STUDIO TO TAKE PART IN THE PANTO THAT IS DRAGON’S DEN. It was a high risk strategy – but a calculated risk. When the offer came […]
Final Fling: Best New Website Awards – 5 star!
“5 star: Superb. Impossible to fault in terms of design, content and features. Bookmark it now!” That’s the verdict from the experts.
Final Fling win at Good Funeral Awards 2012
Barbara Chalmers, Founder of Final Fling, picks up an award at the Good Funeral Awards, 2012 for Most Outstanding Contribution to Understanding Death in the Media
Final Fling launch
Final Fling launched in April 2012. FinalFling’s mission is to encourage people to plan for the end of life just as they do life insurance and pension planning. We’re tackling the taboo, encouraging people to think ahead, talk openly, challenge the norm and take control of life and death decisions, right till the end.