News

Welcome to our news page! Here you will find the latest updates on our activities and insights into the days after someone dies. Stay informed and engaged with our informative and thought-provoking content.

Events

Rights and Options Session Coming Up Soon

Join us for an online session where we will delve into our rights in Scotland; what we can expect at each step along the way; and what options we have in terms of working closely with funeral directors, without and everything in between. If you have a question, please come along and ask it! This

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Recent Event in Glasgow Big Success

What a powerful day Saturday was at Finn’s Place ! We were so touched by the incredible energy, curiosity and how everyone fully showed up at our first Tending to Death gathering. 25 people in the room. And all participants generously gave so much. I was in awe of the open honesty, the pooling of

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Next Online Course Dates Announced

All the course details and booking information are here. Booking closes 5 January 2024. Contact admin@pushingupthedaisies.org.uk with any queries. We look forward to you joining us for a fascinating exploration of the Daisy Days. They could be the most important days of your life.

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Glasgow Events Coming Up

We are very excited to have two events coming up in Glasgow ༄ Finn’s Place – Sat 4th Nov, 2-4pm ༄ ༄ GalGael – Thurs 9th Nov, 7pm༄ Ever wondered how we tend to those who have died? Ever dreamt of how our communities can weave stories, memories and collective care around death? Come to

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Date for Open Day Announced

On September 16th 12-4pm we will be at The Pole Barn, Marcassie Farm, Rafford, Moray. We have teamed up with Naturally Useful to make an inspiring day of exploration into after death care possibilities locally in Moray. Join Karen and colleagues making a willow coffin and a woollen shroud. Pushing Up the Daisies will be

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Goodbye to Retiring Trustee

The Board of Trustees wish to extend huge thanks to Lin Carruthers who stood down as Secretary of the charity at the recent AGM. Lin has been a steady hand for the charity in recent years and played a crucial part in creating our online course After the Last Breath – not only writing the

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Online Events announced to support Carers Week 2023

We are delighted to be supporting Carers Week with 2 online events in partnership with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Caledonia Funeral Aid and Social Security Scotland. See our network and events page  for more information and registration details.

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Book now available direct from independent bookshop

We are delighted that Yeadon’s of Elgin are stocking the book so that they can send it out anywhere in the world in response to orders. They only charge for postage too – no packing charge. Lovely to see the book on a bookshop shelf and to support independent bookshops in Scotland! Contact them on

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Feedback from our Demystifying Death Tour

We are back and delighted with the feedback we have received from our demystifying death tour…. “I just wanted to drop you an email to thank you both for such a interesting – and funny! – evening last Wednesday. Your relaxed and informal but also very informative style of communication was perfect for us, and

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Time to Go Home

A daisy on a train! Not something you see everyday! This is a symbol of our fantastic week where we travelled around Scotland on our Demystifying Death Tour. We met lots of amazing people and got to talk about new book, Slow Down When Someone Dies written by Kate Clark and Lin Carruthers. It’s been

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Thank you for contributing towards the essential costs of our charity. We depend on donations to keep the charity running for the benefit of everyone in Scotland, and beyond.

If you are currently a UK taxpayer please  complete a gift aid declaration to boost your donation by 25p for every £1 you donate. Email this form to admin@pushingupthedaisies.org.uk

Slow Down When Someone Dies

by Lin Carruthers and Kate Clark

Do the lights go out when someone dies? Are you in the dark about what to do when a person takes their last breath? This life-affirming guide encourages and enables you to explore the options for everyone involved.

It is currently available in paperback and eBook format. It is also available as a pdf by donation from admin@pushingupthedaisies.org.uk.

We are working on making it available in local bookshops in June 2023.

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This module explores an approach to preparing for your Daisy Days which takes account of yourself and also those central to your life. It covers who can legally make arrangements for you, how to begin, the influences on decisions, explorative conversations, and gives step-by-step guidance to write your “After My Last Breath” letter.

You will receive a link to:

  • watch the module video (approx 30 mins)
  • download the video transcript
  • download an illuminating exercise
  • access other useful resources.

The “Buy Module” button below takes you to PayPal, where you can pay via your PayPal account or use a credit/debit card as a guest. Once you have paid, click on the “Return to Seller” button at the bottom of the page and you will be taken directly to the Module webpage.

To be able to access the materials in the future, you need to store the Module webpage address. Your PayPal receipt gives this address in the Description field. Once on the Module webpage you can give your email address to receive the webpage address by email too.

For further information contact admin@pushingupthedaisies.org.ukan