Talk, Plan, Live – Why planning for death can help you to live your life


Going to be discussing this on our Daves of the Week radio show tonight on Surrey Hills Community Radio as part of our featured charities covering Princess Alice and St. Catherine’s Hospices. Listen live on

Better Lives for People in Leeds

What if you were told you had a week to live? Would those close to you know how best to support you and the wishes you have? Would they know about the plans you’ve made for after your death? For one in ten of us, they wouldn’t. This is why Dying Matters are encouraging people to talk, plan and live for this year’s awareness week on 18 – 24 May and in Leeds we’re opening this conversation with a series of events and discussions. Talking about death can feel uncomfortable, but to get the best end possible we need to break the taboo. Every adult, of whatever age, needs to look ahead and ask “what if?”

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About davidmbeecroft

Hello and welcome to my blog. Please feel free to have an explore. My name is David Beecroft. I am 38 years old. I co-founded and ran a small scale touring theatre company called Screwed & Clued in 1998. I went on to tour the Canadian Fringe Theatre Festival circuit over the following five years. I have written six original plays, the last ‘The Poe Show’ won a Best in Fest award at the 2014 Ottawa Fringe Festival. I worked in a social care setting for ten years and now work in a special needs school. I have sent my first novel off to agents and considering self-publishing if that does not work. I co-host a radio show on Surrey Hills Community Radio called Daves of the Week where we feature charities for a six week period. I live with my fiance and two pet Degus. I started this blog when suffering from depression and attending therapy, so a large part of this blog was about my experience and thoughts of that. Since then I am in a much better place and I write about life after depression and how I stay (or try to) ahead of it happening again. I also like to look at the happier sides of life and try to put a positive spin on serious subjects.

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