Our aim is for everyone in Scotland to know their practical options and legal rights immediately after someone dies, and to be able to take charge of and spend time with them in the place of their choice if that is their wish.
We are here to support anyone who wants to find what’s right for them, especially those who instinctively want to keep someone’s body at home (or bring them back home) after their death.
Everyone in Scotland will have access to a local individual or group who can support them in considering their options, and/or tending to someone at home after they die. Pushing Up the Daisies will be a recognised resource in Scotland for such support, and for educating the general public and those whose work influences dying and newly bereaved people.
We work to inform all bereaved people in Scotland about their practical options and legal rights immediately after someone dies. Bereaved people should be able to spend plenty of time with the person in the place of their choice if that is their wish. We will keep speaking up for the quiet voices – usually women, often carers – who need time for a gentle release from caring.
Pushing Up the Daisies became a charity in August 2016. Our details can be confirmed by OSCR. Our Charitable Objects are the relief of the newly bereaved during the period between a death and a funeral, the advancement of education in the care of bodies at home after death, and the advancement of health related to grief.
To become a member of the charity please return this form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair: Margaret Paterson
Secretary: Tess Humble
Treasurer: Kate Clark
Trustee: Dietmar Hartmann