Karen Lane

I am a helper at Westmill Burial Ground. I have been working here for a year now alongside some truly amazing people, learning so much along the way. I feel proud to be part of the team and everything that we stand for and achieve.

I have always wanted to work in the death industry and become a Death Doula. My aim is to support the person I am caring for. This could be a bit of shopping or a trip to the library. It can be talking about care of end of life and expectations and what their wishes are. A lot of the time it’s just sitting and listening with a cuppa and cake.

I’m also working to make our local libraries part of the Death Positive Library project. This will bring a fantastic a selection of brilliant books and resources about death, dying and bereavement into our local community. To learn more about this initiative visit https://www.librariesconnected.org.uk/news/death-positive-libraries-national-framework.

Meanwhile, don’t forget Westmill has a wide range of books you are welcome to borrow from the office.