This November we will be launching a national charity – The Hospice Biographers – offering terminally ill patients the chance to have their life stories professionally recorded on audio.
I was inspired to set up the new charity after volunteering with my local hospice, recording people’s life stories so that their family and friends are able to hear their voices and memories long after they’ve passed away.
With the new charity I hope to extend this service, so families across the country will be able to hear the voices of loved ones and memories for generations to come.
We hope to offer the free audio service to all hospice patients in Britain. Audio interviews will be conducted by volunteer journalists who will be trained by us.
Each interview with a patient would last about 45 minutes to an hour, with patients given a USB or CD recording of their audio interview at a later date to keep or to give to their relatives.
Journalists from all media, working or retired and from across the UK: please volunteer your skills now!
We also need volunteer administrators, book keepers and fundraisers throughout Britain to join us now.