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Thank You to MidCounties Co-operative Community Fund

We are so grateful for the continued support of our MidCounties Cooperative Community Fund to help us deliver death education programmes across the County to our young people and adults on how to talk about death, dying and loss in healthy and appropriate ways. We recently received £1000, which will allow us to purchase a wonderful new teaching and learning software in order to put some of our awarding-winning death education classes online. This will help us reach more young…

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Presentation of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

CEDAR Education founder Dr Judith Wester and four volunteers attended the presentation of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service on the evening of 27th July 2020. Dr Wester and Hannah Davies were presented with the crystal award and a certificate signed by Her Majesty the Queen by the Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire, Anna Turner JP. Dr Wester has worked in the field of death education for many years and started CEDAR Education to normalise the conversation around death, dying, loss…

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CEDAR wins prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

We are thrilled to announce that we have won the coveted Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. We applied last year and met with Colonel Mark Cuthbert-Brown, Vice Lord-Lieutenant for Shropshire on a couple of occasions to answer questions, fill in forms and generally make sure that everything about our application was as it should be. We are so pleased to be one of five winners across Shropshire and will be presented with the award later this year by the county’s…

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Huge Thank You to Midcounties Co-operative

We would like to say a huge ‘Thank You’ to the Midcounties Co-operative Community Fund for the wonderful support they have given to CEDAR Education Life Lessons Programme. This funding has allowed us to develop a death education programme for one of our local Shropshire schools and assist our volunteer staff in getting additional training for our programmes. We were also able to use the funds to deliver our research on death education in secondary schools to the 14th International…

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“You can’t negotiate with death, but you can negotiate the way you die”

CEDAR volunteer Marion Dakin writes about the cuts in funding to the Severn Hospice. Her partner Bruce Jackson died aged 64, from long-term cancer of the oesophagus. Bruce had been on palliative care, during which time he twice chose to use the beds at Severn Hospice in Telford.However, the charity has just been told that there is a cut of £250,000 in this years funding, leading to the loss of 2 hospice beds. Marion is concerned that more people will…

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Social Value in Shropshire

The Social Value Charter

We are very pleased to announce that we’ve signed up to the Social Value in Shropshire Charter. organisations who sign up to the Charter are committing to: Supporting the Shropshire economy Promoting wellbeing in Shropshire Make Shropshire a great place to live As anyone who has been to our courses can testify, we at CEDAR Education CIC do our very best to uphold these values as they are so important to enhanced quality of life. Shropshire is a beautiful county…

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New CEDAR Header and icon

A new look for death education

          We hope you like our new look, which was created by the wonderful team at KENSA-Creative, based in Telford. They worked very hard to help us bring you the latest news, blogs, book reviews, and of course our wonderful workshops and training events in a way that will make it easier for you to access all parts of the website, register for a workshop, buy a book, and enjoy our ‘Thinking Differently’ blog posts. Sud has…

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CEDAR founder receives Equality & Diversity award

Dr Judith Wester, founder of CEDAR Education, was one of the 8 co-founders of LGBT SAND to receive a National Spirit of the Age Award from AgeUk in 2017. SAND (Safe Ageing No Discrimination) was established to train healthcare providers in how to care for old and older LGBT persons as they start to require more care. Dr Wester is an advocate for the LGBT community and believes that everyone deserves appropriate care as they age, especially at end of…

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New Graduates of Level I: Death Education for Health & Wellbeing

CEDAR has been very busy teaching professionals around the county how to talk about death, dying and loss to their students, clients, family & friends. Here are some new recruits who completed the Level I: Death Education for Health & Wellbeing. They include Diane Drummond, Severn Hospice; Nick Herbert, Energize; Jenny England, Derwen College; Amanda Crane, Shropshire Youth Association; our own CEDAR volunteer – Tina Hughes; and Lindsay Barton of Partners in Social Enterprise. They are keen to take our…

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Understanding Grief

Understanding Grief – A brand new CEDAR Workshop with Dr Wester

Do you need to better understand and respond to death and dying while being more inclusive in how you communicate with those who are bereaved? Dr Judith Wester will be teaching two highly praised workshops to help the professional, parent, teacher and adults do just that. These are not-to-be missed opportunities to learn something new about the everyday issues of loss…For more details and how to book go to: Understanding Grief Workshop. We are also running a special workshop on…

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CEDAR  Education
CEDAR  Education  is  dedicated  to  teaching everyone  how  to  understand,  accept  and  respond to  death,  dying  and  loss  in  healthy  and appropriate  ways  with  clients,  patients,  students, and  in  personal  relationships.

CEDAR Education is proud to have won the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service