About us

Inspire – Educate – Empower

Ella R“Attending a Last Wishes Workshop proved to be one of the best decisions I have made. It opened up the whole subject in such a lovely way and raised my awareness of alternative and loving ways to say goodbye and to honour a loved one. I so wish I had had this knowledge many years ago when my husband died. I would highly recommend this Workshop to every one.” (Ella R). See more testimonials.

Last Wishes – Live Your Legacy Ltd is a social business raising profits to go back into the community.


Our vision is to create support networks and programmes that will inspire people to live happy and die happy, to honour grief, and empower you to make end-of-life choices and to live your legacy.


  1. We dispel fear, shame and assumptions about death and dying.
  2. We educate you about your options to plan end-of-life.
  3. We enable you to create an earth friendly funeral
  4. We promote wellbeing and peace of mind
  5. We inspire you to live your best life now

Join Us Now & Get:

  1. Your free directive
  2. Your free access to the Last Wishes Cards
  3. Your free Living Your Best Life newsletters
  4. Your free priority access to our Tea Room events
  5. Your VIP discounts

About Our Directors

  1. Dr Dawn Gibbins MBE (text needed)
  2. Jean Francis (text needed)
  3. Nicole van Zomeren (text needed)
  4. Amanda Claire Vesty BA Hons, PGCE, is a teacher of nearly 30 years, and the founder of Ancient and Sacred Trees planting and protecting trees and nature, helping people feel good so they can do good.
  5. Jo Nicholls (text needed)

Want to know more about our founders? Click their pictures below for more information.

Live Your Legacy and Live Your Best Life Now!

Dawn - Director of Communications

I am sitting by the grave of my mum and dad with tree blossoms tumbling from the skies.

The blossoms dancing in the wind making me reflect on my life and I feel so blessed to have lived the enriched life I have enjoyed so far.

For more than 30 years I have been an owner of multiple award-winning successful businesses that have bought me great material wealth. But the focus on wealth crucified my inner joy...

So, over the past 10 years I have been discovering and using tools and techniques to get me from business burn out and wasting fortunes to finding fun, freedom and fulfilment. I am offering the tools and techniques I discovered in motivational talks and workshops...

Nicole - Managing Director

I grew up in Australia and after 15 years in the UK, I have recently returned to the wide spaces and endless skies.

A few years before leaving Australia on my round-the-world adventure, my father died after 6 months of fighting cancer. He was strong in body and mind, and he was determined to fight this illness, until the final few days when he surrendered and said goodbye to us.

Our family created a very memorable celebration of his life; we sang around his coffin at the funeral, just like we had in the hospital for the weeks and months he was ill; I hung the positive affirmation posters that had brightened his stark hospital walls on fabric for all to see at his wake. Little did I know that years later these experiences would form the cornerstone of my future work...

Amanda - Director of Education

I was inspired to be a part of the Last Wishes-Live Your Legacy vision because of my very dear friend Anna. I attended her eco-friendly alternative funeral and it was so beautiful, personal and full of love.

I am the Founder of Ancient and Sacred Trees. AST promotes health and wellbeing of people and planet through cultural change, tree protection and tree planting.

BA Hons, PGCE, Teacher and Artist, as well as healer, writer, historian, story teller, blessing giver, sound healer, forest guide and tree temple keeper. I am passionate about creativity, ecology and social justice.

The happiness and wellbeing of people and the planet have informed my career for nearly thirty years...

Jean - Chairwoman & Creative Director

Having arrived into this world in 1939, two months before World War II began, I can remember ration books and gas masks! As a very sensitive child I cried bitterly when flowers in a vase died, not to mention the anguish of losing my darling Dad. The war years were lean, if we didn’t have it, my Dad would make it, he was a master of ‘make do and mend'.

I grew up with my brother and sister in the countryside, and our greatest treat was to go for walks with our Dad. He taught us the names of the wild flowers, butterflies, birds and trees, instilling in me a deep love and respect for nature that would stay with me always. It now gives me great pleasure to share this knowledge with my three grandchildren...

Jo - Director of Standards

My name is Jo Nicoles and I operate Three Shires Independent Funeral Services based in Congleton Cheshire.

My father died when I was just 10 years old and my mother followed when I was only 29. Through seeing their funeral services first-hand, I felt there was something missing. It made me think I wanted to do it differently, do it better. That was in 2004 and it made me determined that I could and should choose this as my career path.

A friend’s father was a funeral director and I asked him for help. He gave me some work experience which I then used to get work with larger funeral homes. After 14 years of this... in 2018 I set up my own business and have taken pride in giving people the send-off they deserve, whilst offering the families the facilities, service, and value they need...