For some, the pandemic has meant slowing down at home. But Quaker Social Action is busier than ever, says Judith Moran
A decade ago I wrote in the Friend about the launch of a brand new project from Quaker Social Action (QSA): Down to Earth. I explained that its purpose was to help people on low incomes get an affordable and meaningful funeral. I used a quote from Thomas Lynch, which I’ve returned to many times. Lynch was a poet and undertaker who observed that: ‘A good funeral gets the dead where they need to go and the living where they need to be.’
Back then – and, in fact, up until two months ago – things were that simple. Our support added practical advice to the other elements that a bereaved family could reasonably expect at such a time.
And then came Covid-19.
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