Dying people are taking their own lives here and abroad. The current law offers them no protection or support. Join us and help change the law.

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Zoe - Dignity in Dying · [email protected]
October 18, 2021 at 6:48 PM

We must do better than this.

Dignity in Dying   Warning This email contains a description of a dying person ending their own life.     Good afternoon -     My name is Zoe. I’m one of many people who contributed to Dignity in Dying’s new research which uncovers what it is like to experience a dying loved one takin…
Sadie - Dignity in Dying · [email protected]
October 11, 2021 at 4:34 PM

You've smashed it

Dignity in Dying   Good afternoon friend,   Over the weekend you’ve done something amazing. Over the weekend our supporters came together and smashed our ambitious £50,000 crowdfunding target - contributing nearly £20,000 since Friday to make sure we have what we need for our demo on …
Sadie - Dignity in Dying · [email protected]
October 8, 2021 at 4:38 PM

📢 Help us make some noise

Dignity in Dying   Good afternoon friend,   ** URGENT FUNDRAISING REQUEST **    With two weeks to go until the Assisted Dying Bill demonstration outside Parliament on the 22nd October, we need to hit our crowdfunding target to go big in support of the Bill. Will you help us make some …
Sadie - Dignity in Dying · [email protected]
October 6, 2021 at 4:35 PM

Tell your MP about this vital meeting

Dignity in Dying   Good afternoon friend, With less than three weeks to go until the Second Reading of Baroness Meacher’s Assisted Dying Bill in the House of Lords, it’s time to brief parliamentarians about the details of the Bill and make sure they’re prepared to engage with it in th…
Sadie - Dignity in Dying · [email protected]
October 1, 2021 at 5:04 PM

22 Oct: Say Yes to Dignity

Dignity in Dying   Good afternoon friend, As you know, the all-important Second Reading of Baroness Meacher’s Assisted Dying Bill will take place on the 22nd October 2021 - just three weeks from today.   Over the last week supporters like you have sent more than 2,000 personal letter…
Sadie - Dignity in Dying · [email protected]
September 23, 2021 at 4:46 PM

URGENT: Action needed

Dignity in Dying   Good afternoon friend,   URGENT ACTION NEEDED: Please write to the House of Lords today.   Baroness Meacher’s Assisted Dying Bill is being debated in the House of Lords on Friday 22nd October - just one month from today. The single most important thing you can do fo…
Sarah Wootton - Dignity in Dying · [email protected]
September 14, 2021 at 4:01 PM

*SUCCESS* Doctors drop opposition to assisted dying

Dignity in Dying   Good afternoon friend,   Today, the British Medical Association (BMA) finally dropped its longstanding opposition to assisted dying. This is a significant milestone for the campaign.     It’s vital that MPs know about this landmark decision ahead of Baroness Meacher…
Sadie - Dignity in Dying · [email protected]
September 13, 2021 at 3:43 PM

Did you see the news?

Dignity in Dying   Good afternoon    Did you see the news? Baroness Meacher’s Assisted Dying Bill is due to be debated in the House of Lords on Friday 22nd October - just five weeks from now.     We’ve launched a crowdfunder to power the campaign ahead of the big day. You can back us …
Sadie - Dignity in Dying · [email protected]
September 8, 2021 at 4:54 PM

*BREAKING* Assisted dying debate announced

Dignity in Dying   Good afternoon friend, On Friday 22nd October the House of Lords will debate a new Assisted Dying Bill for the first time in six years. Now is the time for the campaign to go big and make our mark - and you can make sure members of the House of Lords hear our messa…
Sadie - Dignity in Dying · [email protected]
August 27, 2021 at 4:04 PM

Get ready, get set...

Dignity in Dying   Good afternoon friend,   This is the calm before the storm. We are on the brink of the most intense, most sustained stretch of campaigning Dignity in Dying has ever attempted - and you have a vital role to play.    We are in the unprecedented position of campaigning…
Sadie - Dignity in Dying · [email protected]
August 20, 2021 at 4:11 PM

Friend, this was unexpected

Dignity in Dying   Good afternoon friend,   Last week we launched a crowdfunder - we needed £15,000 to pay for ads in the British Medical Journal to push back against Baroness Finlay’s false claims that doctors don’t support assisted dying.    When I checked how we were getting on yes…
Sadie - Dignity in Dying · [email protected]
August 12, 2021 at 2:33 PM

1,000 opposed doctors...

Dignity in Dying   Good afternoon friend,   Our opponents are on the move. Ardent campaigner against choice at the end of life, Baroness Illora Finlay, has been working behind the scenes to collect a thousand signatures from doctors who oppose assisted dying for a letter by opposition…
Sadie - Dignity in Dying · [email protected]
August 3, 2021 at 5:37 PM

The year is 1961...

Dignity in Dying   Good afternoon friend,   In the year assisted dying was banned in England and Wales, the Berlin Wall went up, the first human travelled to space and the Beatles played their first gig at the Cavern Club. Racial discrimination was not yet a crime, homosexuality was i…
Sadie - Dignity in Dying · [email protected]
July 15, 2021 at 2:26 PM

Friend, your MP needs to see this

Dignity in Dying   Good afternoon friend,   “Why not afford those who have subjectively intolerable symptoms, like pain, the choice to die peacefully?”    If you watched our parliamentary meeting live last week, you will have seen palliative care doctor and former GP, Dr Bill Crawley,…
Sadie - Dignity in Dying · [email protected]
July 9, 2021 at 4:55 PM

Together we achieve amazing things

Dignity in Dying   Good afternoon    The campaign for assisted dying has really reached a new high. In the last month we’ve achieved two major milestones: a new Assisted Dying Bill in the House of Lords and proposals for a new bill in the Scottish Parliament. This is a huge testament …
Sadie - Dignity in Dying · [email protected]
July 6, 2021 at 3:31 PM

Watch live: MP meeting tomorrow

Dignity in Dying   Good afternoon    We have great momentum behind the assisted dying campaign at the moment with a new Assisted Dying Bill in the House of Lords and proposals for a new bill in the Scottish Parliament. There is lots to discuss for MPs tomorrow morning - you can watch …
Fran - Dignity in Dying · [email protected]
July 5, 2021 at 2:25 PM

Now is the time to meet your MP

Dignity in Dying   Good afternoon    We have never known the momentum behind the assisted dying campaign that we currently have. Over the course of a few short weeks we’ve reached some major milestones: the introduction of a new Assisted Dying Bill in the House of Lords, proposals for…
Sadie - Dignity in Dying · [email protected]
June 29, 2021 at 2:22 PM

Make sure your MP knows about our July meeting

Dignity in Dying   Good afternoon    Did you see our email last week?   We’re hosting a meeting in Parliament to combat opponents’ claims about certain groups we know are by and large in support of a change in the law. To disrupt their narrative, we’ve put together a panel including a…
Tom, Director of Campaigns and Communications · [email protected]
June 24, 2021 at 3:07 PM

URGENT: Invite your MP to July meeting

Dignity in Dying   Good afternoon friend, Opponents of law change have rallied since the introduction of Baroness Meacher’s Assisted Dying Bill in the House of Lords and there have been some wild accusations flying around about who does - and doesn’t - support assisted dying.    Agai…
Sarah Wootton - Dignity in Dying · [email protected]
June 21, 2021 at 6:14 PM

BREAKING: Assisted Dying Bill launched in Scottish Parliament

Dignity in Dying   Good evening friend,   In a landmark moment for the assisted dying campaign, a proposal for a new Assisted Dying Bill has been lodged in the Scottish Parliament. Supported by Dignity in Dying, this is the first time a new Bill is being brought before MSPs since 2015…
Sadie - Dignity in Dying · [email protected]
June 18, 2021 at 4:34 PM

“People need to know how horrible it is”

Dignity in Dying   Warning: contains graphic description of suffering   Good afternoon friend,   I never cease to be amazed by the bravery of those who come forward to speak out about their experience of injustice as a consequence of the ban on assisted dying. When we heard from siste…
Sarah Wootton - Dignity in Dying · [email protected]
June 11, 2021 at 4:04 PM

Noel Conway has died peacefully at home

Dignity in Dying   Good afternoon friend,   I have some sad news to share. Noel Conway, long-time Dignity in Dying campaigner with motor neurone disease, chose to have the ventilator he relied on to breathe removed and has died. While he managed to control the final circumstances of h…
Rabbi Romain - Dignity in Dying · [email protected]
June 6, 2021 at 3:33 PM

NEW: Religious Alliance for Dignity in Dying

Dignity in Dying   Good afternoon friend,   I am one of the 80% of religious people who support assisted dying. As a Rabbi, my faith is a key element in my commitment to the campaign for choice. Whatever anti-choice groups may claim, there is nothing sacred about suffering, nothing ho…
Sadie - Dignity in Dying · [email protected]
May 28, 2021 at 4:54 PM

Can you help us win?

Dignity in Dying   Good afternoon friend,   I wrote to you at the start of the month saying we needed 300 new members to achieve our plans. We’ve absolutely smashed this goal - more than 421 dedicated supporters have shown their commitment to the campaign and taken the opportunity to …
Sarah Wootton - Dignity in Dying · [email protected]
May 21, 2021 at 6:06 PM

New Assisted Dying Bill in Parliament

Dignity in Dying   Good afternoon friend, *** BREAKING NEWS *** For the first time since 2015 a new Assisted Dying Bill will be debated in the House of Lords. The Bill is due to have its First Reading on the 26th May and we need to be ready to take on opponents of law change.    The F…
Sadie - Dignity in Dying · [email protected]
May 16, 2021 at 10:04 AM

Friend, what makes you tick?

Dignity in Dying   Good morning friend,   As a Dignity in Dying supporter, we know you’re especially motivated and committed to this cause - and we’re so grateful to have you with us to fight the good fight.    I'm always struck by how driven supporters are to create change and what m…
Ruky - Finance Manager, Dignity in Dying · [email protected]
May 8, 2021 at 10:02 AM

Did you see my last message?

Dignity in Dying   Good afternoon friend,   Did you see my last message? I know how much assisted dying means to you, so I don’t want you to miss this chance to join our community of members – supporters going the extra mile to win a compassionate law.    Earlier in the week I told yo…
Ruky - Finance Manager · [email protected]
May 6, 2021 at 4:18 PM

Friend, I’ve crunched the numbers and we need 300 new members this month to be able to continue to make strategic, long-term plans for law change.

Dignity in Dying   Good afternoon friend,   Right now, we're gearing up to break new ground with assisted dying bills set to go through parliament in both Scotland and Westminster. Friend, with your support, we could win new laws in both countries before the next UK election – but we …
Sarah Wootton - Dignity in Dying · [email protected]
April 30, 2021 at 3:49 PM

BREAKING: Health Secretary announces new ONS research

Dignity in Dying   Good afternoon friend,   Together, we’ve done it. After months of campaigning for more evidence-gathering, at Tuesday’s All-Party Parliamentary Group meeting Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock, called on the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to publish a…
Sadie - Dignity in Dying · [email protected]
April 27, 2021 at 12:52 PM

Watch live: Health Secretary on assisted dying

Dignity in Dying   Good afternoon friend,   We’ve just had confirmation from Matt Hancock’s office that we have permission to live stream this afternoon’s All-Party Parliamentary Group meeting! This means that you will be able to join us live on YouTube to watch the meeting as it happ…
Sadie - Dignity in Dying · [email protected]
April 16, 2021 at 4:34 PM

Help us change the law close to home

Dignity in Dying   Good afternoon friend,   Law change could happen in Scotland very soon. As that debate inches closer, the campaign for change in Westminster is also gaining momentum. And with elections fast approaching on 6th May, politicians are alive to the views of the public. T…
Sarah Wootton - Dignity in Dying · [email protected]
April 13, 2021 at 4:15 PM

URGENT: Matt Hancock to speak at Dignity in Dying meeting

Dignity in Dying   Good afternoon friend,   The pressure is on in Parliament. Because of your support, doors of opportunity are unlocking that would have seemed impossible even a year ago. Today, I’m writing to you with an opportunity to push one very important door wide open.    At o…
Fran - Dignity in Dying · [email protected]
April 1, 2021 at 3:13 PM

Let's talk tactics

Dignity in Dying   Good afternoon    Since our campaigning went virtual a year ago you’ve achieved some fantastic successes. More than 100 MPs have changed their minds and now support assisted dying. We now know where almost every single MP stands on assisted dying. And we’re fast app…
Sadie - Dignity in Dying · [email protected]
March 26, 2021 at 5:04 PM

You've got us through this year

Dignity in Dying   Good afternoon    Tuesday marked the anniversary of the first UK lockdown. Amongst the concerns and questions about the people we love and when we would next be able to seen them, about work and grocery shopping, about the NHS and the incredible people who work for …
Fran - Dignity in Dying · [email protected]
March 22, 2021 at 4:00 PM

Friend, your local group needs you!

Dignity in Dying   Hello  Are you passionate about the UK being a place where terminally ill people don’t suffer needlessly?   Are you interested in influencing local organisations, politicians, newspapers and raising public awareness of assisted dying locally?   Then your local grou…
Sarah Wootton - Dignity in Dying · [email protected]
February 26, 2021 at 5:30 PM

100 new MPs support assisted dying

Dignity in Dying   Good afternoon    Good news has been hard to come by over the last year so I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know some exciting updates from the campaign to legalise assisted dying.    Since this time last year 100 new MPs have been persuaded to support t…
Irene - Dignity in Dying · [email protected]
February 22, 2021 at 5:06 PM

I want to tell you about my son, Gavin

Dignity in Dying   Content warning: The following email contains descriptions of suicide and bereavement.    Good afternoon   If I may, I’d like to begin by showing you a picture of my son, Gavin.    Gavin was intelligent and artistic, much-admired by his colleagues in the film indus…
Sadie - Dignity in Dying · [email protected]
February 11, 2021 at 5:27 PM

Write a Will for free this February

Dignity in Dying Good afternoon    This February, you can write your Will, for free, with Dignity in Dying.    We've partnered with online Will writing service Farewill to bring free Wills to our supporters throughout February.   You can make a Will online in as little as 15 minutes, …
Sadie - Dignity in Dying · [email protected]
January 22, 2021 at 6:05 PM

Assisted dying in Ireland - have your say

Dignity in Dying   Good afternoon  Back in October 2020, Ireland’s Dying with Dignity Bill was voted through its Second Reading and progressed to the committee scrutiny stage. Since then, Irish politicians and campaigners have been making steady progress towards the future of this Bil…
Sadie - Dignity in Dying · [email protected]
January 14, 2021 at 12:27 PM

Your MP can help

Dignity in Dying   Good afternoon  Last year, thanks to your efforts, 90 MPs changed their minds on assisted dying. That’s more than one a week. The campaign finished 2020 in an even stronger position than it began - now we need your help to set a clear path to winning law change.    …
Prue Leith - Dignity in Dying · [email protected]
December 24, 2020 at 1:40 PM

Assisted dying on the Today Programme this morning

Dignity in Dying   Good afternoon    This morning I interviewed Emeritus Medical Director for Public Health England, Professor Paul Cosford for the Today Programme on BBC Radio 4. The focus of our conversation was the urgent need for a change in the law on assisted dying.    Since his…
Sarah Wootton - Dignity in Dying · [email protected]
December 21, 2020 at 1:28 PM

How soon can we change the law?

Dignity in Dying   Good afternoon    2020 has been a pivotal year for the assisted dying campaign. The disruptions of the coronavirus pandemic haven’t stopped our campaign - our movement has adapted and become stronger than ever. Thanks to your past and ongoing efforts, we are now rea…
Karin Smyth MP · [email protected]
December 16, 2020 at 4:01 PM

MPs like me need to see this

Dignity in Dying   Good afternoon ,   The campaign for assisted dying has gone from strength to strength in 2020, despite it being a very challenging time for the whole country. Successes around the globe, such as New Zealand voting through its End of Life Choice Act in a landslide re…
Sadie - Dignity in Dying · [email protected]
December 5, 2020 at 11:05 AM

150 million+ have access to assisted dying

Dignity in Dying   Good afternoon friend,   Yes, you read that right. More than 150 million people around the world now have access to assisted dying. Legalising assisted dying is fast becoming the hallmark of a progressive, compassionate society - UK lawmakers are being left behind. …
Sadie - Dignity in Dying · [email protected]
December 4, 2020 at 5:05 PM

INVITE: Join us on Friday 11th December

Dignity in Dying   Good afternoon  As a committed Dignity in Dying supporter, I’d like to invite you to a one-off virtual event about the book we launched back in June - Last Rights: The Case for Assisted Dying. Since then we’ve (virtually) taken the book to more than 40 places around…
Sadie - Dignity in Dying · [email protected]
November 2, 2020 at 4:28 PM

Don't miss our parliamentary meeting tomorrow

Dignity in Dying   Good afternoon    It’s been a huge news week for assisted dying campaigners in the UK and around the world.    New Zealand voting to legalise assisted dying led to a flurry of brilliant news coverage ahead of our All-Party Parliamentary Group meeting, giving MPs eve…
Zach - Dignity in Dying · [email protected]
November 1, 2020 at 1:15 PM

Powerful story in today's Sunday Times

Dignity in Dying   Hi   Sorry to disturb your Sunday, but I wanted to let you know about a front page story in today's Sunday Times that we have been working on.   With our support, a senior mental health professional with terminal breast cancer has written a powerful account of her …
Sarah Wootton - Dignity in Dying · [email protected]
October 30, 2020 at 1:16 PM

BREAKING: Assisted dying legalised in New Zealand

Dignity in Dying   Good afternoon    The preliminary referendum results are in: New Zealanders have shown their commitment to compassion by voting overwhelmingly (65.2%) to legalise assisted dying.    It’s been a long, hard campaign and I’m delighted to congratulate our overseas colle…
Noel Conway - Dignity in Dying · [email protected]
October 27, 2020 at 2:43 PM

I want you to stop signing petitions

Dignity in Dying   Good afternoon  I want you to stop signing petitions. Yes. Really.    The only people with the power to change the law on assisted dying are MPs. Petitions can draw their attention to an issue but now I need your help to change minds.    This happens one-on-one. MPs…
Sadie - Dignity in Dying · [email protected]
October 21, 2020 at 10:37 AM

Did you see my email?

Dignity in Dying   Good morning    Did you see my email last week? Please remember to invite your MP to our next virtual All-Party Parliamentary Group meeting on 3rd November today and make sure they hear the powerful arguments for change.    The sooner you invite them, the more likel…