End of Life Matters Marketplace - The Brigitte Trust

End of Life Matters Marketplace

Come along to our first ever End of Life Matters Marketplace on Thursday 5th May, 2 pm-7 pm at The Holiday Inn, Guildford. Anyone living in Surrey who is starting to think about funeral plans for themselves or a loved one should attend. It is a free event and there will be an opportunity to meet a range of professionals from different types of funeral businesses and end of life planning and care services.

About the marketplace

The End of Life Matters Marketplace is an opportunity to meet a range of professionals from different types of funeral businesses and from end of life care services. You will be able to browse the stalls and talk to the experts. There will also be talks throughout the day. You can drop in anytime from 2pm until 7pm. It will all be very informal and it is just an opportunity to find out more about the end of life and funeral options available to you and/or your loved ones.

Guest Speakers

2.30 pm – 2.50 pm: Jen Scott-Green – South East Coast Ambulance Service

3.00 pm – 3.20 pm: Lucy Beach- The Brigitte Trust

3.30 pm – 3.50 pm: Simon Ferrar – Clandon Wood Burial Ground

4.00 pm – 4.20 pm: Sarah Church – Phyllis Tuckwell

4.30 pm – 4.50 pm: Jim Martin – Loftbox Life Stories

5.00 pm – 5.20 pm: Adrian Pink – Town and Country Funeral Directors

5.30 pm – 5.50 pm: Krista Hughes – Soul Midwife

6.00 pm – 6.20 pm: Karen Nash – Independent Celebrant & Colin Hawkins – Lifes Seasons Celebrancy

6.30 pm – 6.50 pm: Diane Sumpter – Downs Solicitors


How to find out more

Contact tanya.stafford@brigittetrust.com or call 01306 880862

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Who is the End of Life Matters Market Place aimed at?

A. Any adult in Surrey who is thinking about their end of life plan and funeral or that of a family member, friend or loved one and would like to find out more or start the conversation.

Q. Can anyone attend?

A. Absolutely! This event is for anyone as we can all benefit from having the knowledge around death and funerals and the options available for both yourself, family, partners and friends.

Q. What is the point of the End of Life Matters Market Place?

A. We hope to enlighten, educate and demystify death and funeral options by giving you an opportunity to listen to, and discuss your end-of-life options with different speakers such a Celebrant, a Funeral director, a Soul Midwife, The Natural Burial Ground alongside other exciting opportunities.

Q. Do I need to attend all day?

A. No, just drop in at anytime.

Q. Where is the End of Life Matters Market Place and is there parking?

A. At Holiday Inn in Guildford and there is plenty of free parking.

Q. What are the timings?

A. 2pm to 7pm.

Q. What organisations will be there?

A. There will be a range of organisations including Funeral Directors, Crematorium Managers, Natural Burial Ground, Hospices, Ambulance Service, Solicitors, Celebrants, florists, coffin makers, County Council Registration Team, and more.

Q. What talks will there be?

 A. We have 10 guest speakers throughout the day

Q. How much does it cost to attend?

A. It is all free

Q. Will there be refreshments?

 A. You will be able to purchase hot and cold drinks and sandwiches at the venue.

Q. Is the venue accessible?

A. Yes the venue is fully accessible and has disabled toilets

Q. I’d like to have an information about this event

A. Contact us on 01306 880862 or email tanya.stafford@brigittetrust.com