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Grief is the reflection of love. In the height of that grief your loved ones are expected to plan your funeral, deal with the legalities of death and comfort others. They are required to function, when it feels impossible.
The aim of this website is to help your loved ones by gifting them ideas for your funeral, information they’ll need and by leaving them messages of love.
If you are needing help with this website, you are welcome to chat with us.Message Us
I promise you,
I’m always there,
When your heart is filled with sorrow,
I’ll carry you,
When you need a friend,
You’ll find my footprints in the sand.
‘Footprints in the Sand’ by Leona Lewis
The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.
Night of Our Light
Night of Our Light will be held on the 3rd November from 5pm until 8pm in churches across the UK.
Many people do not have somewhere to go to pay their respects to their loved ones in spirit, due to circumstances or cremations. This event allows them that space.
Hundreds of candles will fill the churchyard (weather permitting), lighting it by candlelight. The church will be open for reflection and to light a candle in honour of your loved one. Names will be read out during the evening.
This event is not only for those buried at the church, but for anyone who has lost a loved one.
If you would like to involve your local church, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
My biggest fear is not death, but who is being left behind. I don't want my children to have the pressure of choosing the right thing. I want to lead it. I have so much to be grateful for and I would hate for that to get lost by the way I died. With Our Light Inside I can update it whenever I want and when it’s needed it will be sent to my children.
When you're flipping it and it's a celebration of life, it's so different. The emphasis is on the person living to do this. This website has made me think about decisions, such as being buried or cremated as I wouldn’t want anyone else to have to decide for me.
My funeral is the last opportunity to leave my mark in the physical world and I want that to be a reflection of my character, so I’ve put my funeral ideas into the OLI portal to make sure everyone knows what I want. As it’s a bit different I think if I only told 1 person, others wouldn’t believe them :-).
I didn't want to make a will as I didn't want to tempt fate, but wanted to be in control of what happens when I die so this website for me was the ideal scenario.
5 years ago we wrote wills and gave out copies to family, but a lot has changed and it wasn’t updated. Our Light Inside allows me to change my ideas and messages as my life changes and I don’t need to contact solicitors.
This website is a great idea as it's too emotional to talk to family about death, especially when people close have died. I’ve found it hard to write it but feel better knowing I have.
I have been a planner all my life. Why would I want someone else to plan my funeral and what happens when I die? Honestly so glad to hear about this website so that I can still tell people what to do even when I’m gone.
There were family rows over what outfit to bury my Nanna in. I don't want that for me, so I’ve even put in what clothes I want to be buried in.
The positive side of knowing you're going to die is that you can tell people how much you love them, but if you don’t know when you’re going to die, then Our Light Inside allows you to do that anyway. I would want a letter from my loved ones and so I hope my family join too.