Death Café at Crowthorne
A Death Cafe is an event where people drink tea, eat cake and discuss death. The aim is to increase awareness of death and to help people make the most of their (finite) lives .
Proving to be hugely popular the death café held in at Crowthorne Beatons tearooms is attended by up to 30 people and becoming more established.
Annie Cygler who organised and hosted this death café tells us that all sorts of questions, ones that perhaps usually wouldn’t be voiced are expressed freely, such things as,
‘How should I begin a conversation with my elderly parents about death and what they might want at their funerals? Do I even need to do that? What music might you like at your funeral? I'm going to a funeral tomorrow. What makes a good funeral? I never thought I'd have to plan my own daughter's funeral. What do think about assisted dying? Should children go to funerals? What's a good death? What would you like your very last words to be? To whom? Where?'
Clearly we all have a lot of questions regarding and death and the issues that surround it. To be able to have a relaxed, safe, environment where all attending are happy to discuss and explore these questions is a haven that many people truly appreciate.
Annie describes it like ‘the best book club ever, but without the homework - you just come as yourself, with your stories, your hopes and your fears and chat and share or just be quiet and listen... ‘
If this is something that you would be interested in attending, visit their Facebook page: Death Cafe Crowthorne here
Or contact Annie on email@example.com.