Last Wishes – Live your Legacy is all about people and the environment;
- about educating people;
- about building community and supporting communities;
- about people’s relationship with and their impact on the environment;
- about people living happier lives, with peace of mind that their Last Wishes have been considered and addressed.
Giving back to our 'Back Line' Workers during Covid-19
Last Wishes – Live your Legacy Ltd is a social business raising profits to go back into community projects to support causes related to end of life and legacy.
Funeral directors and funeral celebrants are usually on a vocation. At the best of times they carry such a lot of emotional weight while they prioritise a worthy farewell for loved ones and their families. This is especially difficult in the current Covid-19 environment with legal requirements and an increased amount of funerals.
Last Wishes provides Support and Supervision for groups and individual sessions for funeral directors and funeral celebrants.
If you would like to support the work we are doing to support funeral directors and funeral celebrants please contact us or donate here.
Our facilitators are all over the world on a mission to educate, inspire and empower millions to make their Last Wishes and Live Their Legacy.
We invite you to join us to discuss end of life, death and dying in a safe space.
Currently we provide Last Wishes Tea Rooms as spaces for online conversations and support for those who believe it’s important to talk about these sensitive but necessary and often taboo topics.
We also have online courses to share the importance of and options around planning the end of your life.
Our Facilitators help create peace of mind, for yourself and your loved ones as they take you by the hand to look at your end of life considerations. Helping you understand the options available and the impact those choices have on your family, friends, community and the environment.
As a result of attending two extraordinary pre-arranged funerals where everyone left feeling uplifted, Jean life’s mission has been offering people ideas that would well and truly celebrate the lives of unique people in unique ways. Last Wishes Workshops and Courses impart Jeans knowledge and encourage people to make their end of life plans.
Experiencing first hand how attending a Last Wishes Workshop ensured Dawn could indeed know and be able to fulfill her mother's Last Wishes. Dawn is passionate to share all she has learnt, so others may too have more peace of mind while tending to a loved one and saying goodbye gracefully.
As an independent celebrant, Nicole is drawn to ensuring those who desire it, should experience the profound ways we can honour our loved ones. Thereby celebrating their lives in meaningful ways. Seeing the trouble her mother went through sorting out her fathers estate, Last Wishes covers all she could hope and more for participants.
The happiness and wellbeing of people and our planet has informed Amanda's career for nearly thirty years. As a modern culture we are not encouraged to be open about death. The serious consequences of this, for both our health and the wellbeing of our planet are what brought Amanda to be a facilitator.
Passionate to get people talking about end of life before there is a need. Jo is an Independant Funeral Director based in Congleton. She joined the Last Wishes Facilitation team to encourage these conversations in her local community. Jo has seen first hand the peace of mind of locals attending Last Wishes courses.
Courses & Workshops
Last Wishes provides face to face or online training that covers the importance of and options around planning the end of your life.
For peace of mind, for yourself and your loved ones, we've created easy to follow courses that take you by the hand to look at your end of life considerations. We help you understand the options available and the impact those choices have on your family, friends, community and the environment.
Last Wishes Tea Rooms
Our Last Wishes Tea Rooms are free community events in a safe space for anyone to talk about anything related to death and dying.
They provide support for anyone who would like to talk about anything coming up for them, or indeed any curiosity or end of life concern. Currently our Last Wishes Tea Rooms are online. With safe distancing measures anyone can join us by logging in from around the globe.
One of our community projects is to provide regular ongoing Support and Supervision for Funeral Directors and Funeral Celebrants.
As a result of Covid-19 Funeral Directors and Funeral Celebrants are working long hours in extremely difficult situations due to the increased volume of bodies and necessary laws to keep everyone safe. Contact us to find out more about our Group Support and Individual Supervision Available.
What Our Customers are Saying about Us
Jean leaves no stone unturned, no aspect unexplained – and I had no idea it would be such fun. Under her sensitive guidance and with her extensive knowledge of what is possible… Thank you Jean, for your inspired, humorous and down to earth approach to a subject that is so often considered taboo.
It was a wonderfully inspiring day, that taught me so much. I would recomend it to anyone. It was a real fun day. And at the end of it you come out with something of real value for your loved ones, when they will need it most… If you get the chance to… attend… !
It was an utter joy to meet you on Saturday and benefit from your knowledge and wisdom...
News and Information Blog
One of my most memorable holidays has to be a visit to Mexico to take part in the The Mexican Festival of the dead – El Dia de los Muertos.
This festival is a sacred celebration that takes place on ‘All Saints Day,’ October 1st which is an important part of the Catholic Church calendar and ‘All Souls Day,’ November 2nd. This is when the veil between the two worlds is at its thinnest – a pagan belief when this world and the ‘Otherworld’ meets.
Life, it is beautiful, it is terrible. Our existence is a dance of life and death intimately entwined. When we begin to engage with this fact of our existence intimately then we can begin to reverse the damage.
In the cold grey light of dawn
You lay silent on the path,
Cold in your unexpected end,
Your coat still glossy soft
As if you hadn’t died at all
But had simply stopped to rest.