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Friends at the End and The Case for Assisted Dying Legislation
March 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Friends at the End is a UK membership organisation campaigning for a change in the law, to legalise Assisted Dying in Scotland and the UK. They believe that medically assisted dying should be available to all mentally competent adults with either a terminal illness or an incurable condition causing hopeless and unbearable suffering with no reasonable alternative to relieve it, provided this is their own persistent request. Part of their work is to educate decision makers and the public in general about end of life options, helping to ensure that people are able to have a good death within the current legal framework.
For more information on Friends at the End, please visit their website: https://www.friends-at-the-end.org.uk/
About the Speaker:
Heather Williams, is a contractor with Friends at the End she previously worked as a Parliamentary Researcher for a number of MSPs including Margo Macdonald, Heather has worked with the voluntary sector for the last 15 years in a number of roles and has campaigning experience.
This is event is free to attend, although we will be asking for donations at the end of the talk. Participants are under no obligation whatsoever to donate, however please rest assured that the money we collect doesn’t end up in anyone’s pocket – it is used to fund our overhead costs, and travel/accommodation for our speakers who come from further afield.
Accessibility: As per the policy of the Admiral Bar, access to the venue “can only be provided to patrons who are sufficiently mobile and capable of independently evacuating premises, or with the minimum of assistance”. Unfortunately, this leaves the basement inaccessible to most wheelchair users.