A team from a hospice in Mapperley is to tour the borough collecting bucket lists from local people in an effort to promote end-of-life care.
Nottinghamshire Hospice is taking their ‘Before I Die’ chalkboard on the road to mark Dying Matters Week, which takes place from May 13.
People can use the board to record what’s on their bucket list and is being used as part of the week-long national campaign aimed at encouraging discussion on death and dying and raising awareness of services available.
Clinical nurse specialist Liz Morgan said: “As a society we do need to talk about death and dying in order to be able to prepare for our own death and that of our loved ones. Dying Matters Week is an opportunity to place the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement firmly on the national agenda.
“Being diagnosed with a terminal or life-limiting condition can be devastating for people so the hospice is here to help. The services we provide help patients and their carers cope with such a diagnosis and make the most of the life they have left.
“We are taking the hospice on the road during Dying Matters Week to help raise awareness across Nottinghamshire that we are here to serve local communities.”
You can see the chalkboard on the following dates at these locations:
Monday, May 13: Nottinghamshire Hospice Sherwood shop
Tuesday, May 14: Nottinghamshire Hospice Mapperley shop
Wednesday, May 15: Nottinghamshire Hospice Burton Joyce shop
Thursday, May 16: Nottinghamshire Hospice Calverton shop