'PUD Central' - the main organisers of Pushing Up Daisies - are Sue Robinson, Hannah Merriman and Mary Clear (MBE).
This is us collecting the inaugural Dying Matters Awareness Initiative of the Year Award in 2016 for the work we did in our first festival. The photo below is us "freeing our inner Frida" at this year's festival on the final day - with differing commitments to dressing up!
We are all training, volunteering and practicing Death Doulas, "lay experts" committed to accompanying 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 completely accord 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 - and that that is an incredibly worthwhile thing to do.