We believe it’s time to start a more open conversation about death and what it means to us today. This blog is a place to share new ideas, practical advice, and stories from the frontlines of death and dying.

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In Focus

We’re looking forward to opening a new branch of Poppy’s in Sheen, south-west London, in the new year. Come behind the scenes with us and discover what to expect from Poppy's first high street branch.

In Focus

Jo Juber, Poppy’s Head of Marketing, introduces our new video, which opens up the way we work to a wider audience.

Ideas & Guidance

Liz Hudson, from the bereavement charity Winston's Wish, shares her advice to help prepare children and young people for a funeral.

In Conversation

Ash Hayhurst, author of the Queer Funeral Guide and former funeral arranger, tells us about Being Ready, a project to improve care for trans and gender diverse people at the end of life, after death or when grieving.

Ideas & Guidance

Angela Halley, Consultant in Palliative Medicine at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, talks us through what to expect when someone is dying.


This October, Tooting held its second festival of the dead. In this blog, our founder Poppy Mardall shares five things she loved about taking part.