BTV digital legacy

Bulgarian TV feature - MyWishes were recently featured on the BTV News

BTV digital legacy

A film crew from Bulgaria recently flew over to London to learn about MyWishes, our goals and our mission. The feature was aired on the national TV station BTV. Here is a short snippet from the BTV evening news.

To learn more about MyWishes and how it works click here.


Marie Curie

MyWishes included in Marie Curie's 'Thinking about your care and wishes ahead of time'

Marie CurieMarie Curie's 'Thinking about your care and wishes ahead of time' is for people living with a terminal illness, and their friends and families. It includes lots of information about planning for death ranging from the importance of an advance care plan to rehoming your pet. It has been written for all those who live within the UK and includes specific information for when differing approaches are required for those living within England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The resource is free to access and download from https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support/terminal-illness/planning-ahead/social-media-online-accounts.


Hospice UK Conference 2019

Hospice UKThis week we will be speaking at Hospice UK's national conference in Liverpool. James (our founder) will be speaking at 13:30 on Wednesday in a presentation titled Thinking ahead and looking back.

MyWishes hospice ukJames will explore how the internet has changed the ways in which the internet has rapidly changed how we remember those who have died, and the ways in which we think about and plan for death.

Dying for change? Your opportunity to be at the forefront of the revolution.

We’ve known for many years that revolutionary change is needed in the way society approaches death and dying, and that we need radically new ways of meeting the challenge to provide effective, meaningful and compassionate care at scale.

We also know that genuinely revolutionary change is difficult to achieve amidst the daily pressures and constraints of maintaining and extending our services.

We’re inviting conference delegates to join us in a dedicated, highly participative workshop on 20 November to explore how a ‘prototyping’ approach to designing new services can help us to manage risk while unlocking new ideas and creativity.

In this workshop we’ll learn about prototyping and work with colleagues to plan small-scale practical prototypes to take forward at your workplace. You’ll then be able to join a ‘community of imagination’ in which participants produce radical and safe prototypes and learn from one another. Together we will be developing the insights and interventions that create radical solutions for the future.

This session isn’t for the fainthearted! You’ll need to come with open minds, ready and willing to participate fully - during and after conference.

The event management company which manages registration has now contacted everyone who registered interest in the Revolution workshop. The deadline for confirming interest is 25 October. There are a limited number of places at the workshop and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

To learn more about Hospice UK and this year's conference click here

 


STEP digital assets

Upcoming event: 'Digital Estates: A Deep Dive into Managing Digital Assets'

About STEP

STEP is the global professional association for practitioners who specialise in will writing, family inheritance and succession planning. We have been asked by STEP to provide insights about the importance of planning for our digital assets (the possessions that we create, purchase and own online).

 

STEP digital assets

 

Meet us

If you are planning to attend and you would like to meet us please do let us know in advance.

 

 


MyWishes features in the Metro Newspaper

On Friday 12th July MyWishes were featured as an organisation that is using technology to help improve the ways in which society plans for death.

“MyWishes allows you to publish goodbye video messages at your funeral, complete a life-affirming bucket list; and assign trusted contacts to deal with requests for you subscription requests, social media channels, crypto and currency accounts…”

It’s great that the Metro Newspaper wrote a feature that highlights the importance of planning for death and why we all should make suitable plans for our us, our property and our loved ones.


Womens Cancer Support Service

Specialist Women’s Cancer Support Service

We would like to send out a warm "welcome" to members of the Specialist Women’s Cancer Support Service who are using MyWishes. We hope that you find value in MyWishes and the features available.

Womens Cancer Support Service

The Specialist Women’s Cancer Support Service is available to women living with the effects of any cancer and the impact of its treatments within the catchment area of St Giles and Breast Friends. Specifically this means Sutton Coldfield, Erdington, Kingstanding, Castle Vale, Great Barr, Lichfield, Tamworth, Walsall, Cannock, Rugeley and Burton on Trent.


Speaking on BBC Scotland (Radio)

Facebook's announce Tribute's feature

Yesterday our founder spoken on BBC Scotland about the importance of planning for death. He also spoke about what social media and other technology companies are doing in relation to their own end of life policies and procedures.

The audio snippet below is of James speaking about Facebook's upcoming 'Tributes' feature and what the changes may be for Facebook users worldwide.