In addition to all the wonderful contributors listed on the programme we would like to thank the team who worked hard in the background to make this event possible this year including...
Production and media support and being there whenever I have an SOS
For patient promotions planning and media
Local marketing and showing how welcome should be done
For lending his wisdom in planning, advising, moral support and catering
Taking care of the organiser’s family so she could get on with organising.
For lending his speakers to the Calling of the Names event.
For going above and beyond and getting the festival into the media
for creating our volunteer handbook
Admin at St Cuthbert’s. So helpful and friendly.
For IT, tea and great ideas
The Vicar for letting us use St Cuthbert’s
For agreeing to be a volunteer
Advice, putting me in touch with Rachel Edgecombe.
Great support and suicide prevention advice. Put me onto Lions Barber Collective.
Chaplain at the Blue School. advice and inviting us to Blue School Mental Health Awareness Fair.
Listening, helpful opinions, being a good friend, agreeing to give a presentation, even when totally overloaded.
For our walks, where I can rant about suicide, and the gaps in the programme.
Magnus Dennis, Floss Barnett-Howland: Olive’s aunt,Mags
Going above and beyond, trying to get the video mapping of Wells Cathedral to happen. Floss keeping me sane. Lovely friends.
Putting Caroline in touch with Jenny Hartnoll, Mendip Health Connector. Being a good friend.
Helping to write stuff around suicide.
Helpers at St Cuthberts:
Gallena Soutar (& Anne)
Ruth Gavenlock from Young Somerset
Emma Cummings, Somerset Suicide Bereavement Service
Simon Gardiner and family.
Media support, writing press articles to promote FoDaD, being a friend, great advocate and for volunteering during the festival
Kindly lent me his badge making machine, so badges could be made for FoDaD.
Gracie HazelBerry Inman-Smith
For giving me (Rachel) the courage and for our little life path together through eternity.
Pearl Heather Inman-Smith
For giving me the courage and for our little life path together through eternity
For your work on the open edge of love, community, communication and conflict and for your help with getting our heads around Financial Co-responsibility.
For being my beautiful friend and offering to support throughout the event.
For our connection, love and friendship and for holding my hand through the strange and turbulent waters of child death.
For his gifts of music and humanity.
St Cuthbert’s Church Community
All the volunteers & contributors press ganged into being part of the event at St Cuthbert’s!
Goddess Temple Community
For offering up the Goddess House to use as a venue for this year’s festival
The Elim Connect Centre Community
All who sail in her for their unending support and love and the use of our Community Building.
The Red Brick Building Community
The staff and Board for supporting the festival of death and dying and for the use of our wonderful community resource.
Shops and cafés in Wells that promoted the Festival:
Zen Computers, Good Earth, City News, Town Hall, Coffee 1, Fosse Lounge, Waterstones, Cafe Nero, Costa and the YMCA.
Shops and cafés in Street that promoted the Festival:
Mendip Mobility, Cat Protection, Milk No Sugar cafe, Nicky at Bojangles hair salon, Russe Barber and the Family Dental Practise.
Shops and cafés in Glastonbury that promoted the Festival:
Haruka, Oxfam, Assembly Rooms, Glastonbury Music Shop, The Washing Well, Heartland Tattoo and Bagend
Shepton Mallet Tourist Information
Thanks and praises to everyone alive and dead, whoever listened to me, loved me, held me, encouraged me and talked to me about death and dying and life and living. Rachel