The Bereavement Diaries

The Bereavement Diaries

Schoolchildren and elderly residents came together in a unique craft and writing project which helped the youngsters gain insight into the lives of older people.  The project was inspired by the artwork In Memoriam by Luke Jerram, an outdoors installation comprising...
Children Fly the Flag for Art Project

Children Fly the Flag for Art Project

On a sunny day in the shadow of the tower blocks in Ladywood, we set up tables outside Ladywood Community Centre. Having promoted the fact we would be making flags to those coming for food parcels at the Food Hub, we were unsure how many, if any would arrive, but...
Sharing our story with Hospice UK

Sharing our story with Hospice UK

It’s always great to be able to share some of our BrumYODO experiences with others. Over the past few years we’ve tried so many different events and learned so much along the way. Hopefully our successes and not-to-much successes can help inspire others to be part of...
When you know it’s all worthwhile

When you know it’s all worthwhile

That singular moment There is always a moment when you know it’s all been worthwhile. All those months of meetings, preparations, bookings, promotion and the last minute panic. It all comes down to a moment. In this case we were at the Hippodrome Theatre. We’d...
It’s in the details

It’s in the details

By Pauline Morris The very nice lady at the undertakers handed me a box. I walked out to my car and carefully placed it in the boot. I didn’t open that box because I already knew what it contained – my mum’s ashes. I took them home, put them in the spare room and then...