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Don’t Be Caught Dead – is a podcast encouraging open conversations about dying and the death of a loved one. Catherine Ashton is your host – Founder of Critical Info – listen as she helps to bring stories of death back to life. Because while you may not be ready to die, at least you can be prepared.

About this episode:

This episode focuses on the escalating issue of funeral poverty and debt.

Catherine Ashton speaks with Kieran Worthington and Kevin Hartley – Founders of Sunstainable Funerals Group, who discuss their mission to provide dignified funerals for those who might not be able to afford one.

The conversation begins with a poignant question: where were Kieran and Kevin last year when Catherine’s friends’ children had to crowdfund their father’s funeral?

As it turns out, they were always there, offering their services to those in need, only we weren’t aware of them. Regrettably, many are unaware of their services when they need them the most.

This episode aims to increase awareness about their services.

Kieran and Kevin highlight the challenges that small charities face in making a significant impact, especially in a large city like Melbourne. They have been working for 27 years, striving to reach as many people as possible to inform them about the support they can provide in times of need.

Throughout the conversation, Kieran and Kevin delve into the various facets of their work and the people they assist. Their mission isn’t solely about helping those living on the streets or without any money. They also support those who are barely managing, individuals on the brink of their financial limits. A funeral expense can push them over, and that’s when Kieran and Kevin step in.

We hope this episode provides you with a new perspective on funerals and the financial considerations that often accompany them. Remember, it’s not morbid to think about death, but rather a part of life. Let’s not be caught dead unprepared.

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SOURCE: Crital Info – Catherine Ashton 2024