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Ayr Town Hall hosts successful GLGDGG Day

The Rotary Clubs of South Ayrshire hosted a very successful Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief day at Ayr Town Hall on Friday 13 July.

A packed house heard presentations from Dr Kirsty Muirhead, formerly a palliative care consultant at the Ayrshire Hospice, who helped people consider what "Good Life", "Good Death" and "Good Grief" meant; Tara Cameron, an undertaker with Funeral Partners, Ayr, who helped break down some of the stereotypes and taboos about the funeral industry; and Nigel Martin, local family lawyer, who gave advice about end-of-life planning, wills and power of attorney.

Information stalls run by local groups and by Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief, allowed people to mingle and pick up information before and after the formal presentations. Tea and coffee was kindly provided by the local Salvation Army, and Royal Conservatoire organist gave a recital.

Despite the seriousness of the subject matter, the event was very convivial, with lots of ideas exchanged and knowledge gained. Barely any information leaflets were left at the end.

If you'd like to organise something similar in your area, please get in touch with our Development Manager, Robert Peacock, for support and assistance, or sign up to the new Scottish Compassionate Communities Network to link up with others in your area who'd like to be involved in something similar.

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