Dying to Know Day is an important day to reflect, discuss or prepare for a loved one’s, even your own end of life experience. The day endeavours to breathe life into the end of life conversation – to empower us to choose our journey and create stronger bonds and security.
CCNB presented a panel of individuals well versed in the conversation.
Facilitator and Dying to Know campaign manager, Cherelle passionately works alongside volunteers and understands their role in our communities. This allows her to increase opportunities for discussion around end of life care within schools, local government and digitally.
Kate has been a Compassionate Champion with CCNB since 2018. Her involvement and passion for supporting people facing end of life and living with progressive disability spans over 30 years. She has held various career and voluntary roles in the not-for-profit, hospice and social sectors, including a decade as Coordinator of Education and Carer Support with Motor Neurone Disease NSW and more recently within her consultancy.
Sarah is a qualified oncology and palliative care social worker. She currently works as a funeral director and funeral celebrant with Picaluna Funerals and works as an independent end of life doula and funeral celebrant. Sarah has a passion for talking to people about all things about end of life and believes deeply in the notion that knowledge is power.
Suzanne has been looking after people for over 30 years as a registered nurse, with extensive experience in death and dying in hospital settings. As an End of Life Doula, Suzanne understands the challenges faced when working to ensure choice in the environment during the late stages and believes the empowerment of the individual lies within creating the space for the conversation.