'PUD Central' - the main organisers of Pushing Up Daisies - are Sue Robinson & Hannah Merriman. is us with Mary Clear (on the right) who was part of the original trio.
This is us with Mary Clear (original PUD Centraller) collecting the inaugural Dying Matters Awareness Initiative of the Year Award in 2016 for the work we did in our first festival.
We are all training, volunteering and practicing Death Doulas, "lay companions" to those coming to the end of life, and their families. This 'accompanying' can take many different forms, in fact the three of us do it in totally different ways. Where we overlap is in the belief that taking time, giving space, having knowledge and being willing to sit with the "difficult stuff" can radically improve the experience of end of life.