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Andrew & Co & St Barnabas Take Matters into Their Own Hands

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Andrew & Co and St Barnabas Take Matters into Their Own Hands

As part of Dying Matters Awareness Week (13th to 19th May), Andrew & Co Solicitors will be asking people if they are ready for their own death or that of a loved one.

The firm’s Wills and Estate Planning team will be supporting St Barnabas Lincoln which is running a series of events in Lincoln during the week to encourage people to talk about dying, death and bereavement.

They will be in the city’s Waterside Shopping Centre, from Wednesday 15th to Sunday 19th May from 10am till 3pm, talking to people about planning for later life.

Head of Wills and Estate Planning at Andrew & Co Solicitors Helen Newson is a member of the Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and Solicitors for the Elderly, a national association of lawyers who specialise in older client law.

She said: “It’s so important to think about letting your family know what you want at the end of life, so you can make sure your wishes are carried out.

“Getting your affairs in order while you are still fit and well will also make it easier for the people you leave behind. We are delighted to be supporting St Barnabas Hospice throughout the week.

Amelia Chambers from St Barnabas Hospice added: “Our mission is to ensure that everyone facing the end of their life from diagnosis in Lincolnshire receives dignified, compassionate care, but for that to happen we need to encourage people of whatever age to start thinking about death and dying.

“Having conversations about our own death is never easy but planning for the inevitable will reduce worry and heartache for your loved ones.”

Other events during the week include a Death Café at 200 Degrees Coffee shop in Sincil Street (19th May, 2pm till 4pm) where members of the public can gather to eat cake, drink coffee and discuss death.

The St Barnabas team will also have a Forget Me Not display in the Waterside Shopping Centre where people can leave messages for loved ones who have sadly passed away.

For more information on Dying Matters Awareness week visit

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