Liverpool, UK

The Bucket Project is a community engagement project based in Liverpool, UK. We are based at the Marie Curie Cancer Care Hospice in Woolton, and our aim is to encourage people to talk about death and dying in a healthy way. We are trying to break down the taboos of talking about death, and to make people aware of the vast array of options there are for planning for a good death.

Dying Matters week is a national awareness week run by the Dying Matters coalition, so as part of our events we launched Liverpool’s very first community chalk wall. Located in the beautiful India Buildings on Water Street, right in the heart of the city centre, we worked with Liverpool Commercial District BID to make it happen.

We launched the wall on 13th May 2013 and it almost completely filled up on the first day. Our very creative Project Manager improvised as we weren’t able to put up a real chalk board, so we used a long roll of black paper and replaced the paper each time it got full.

Our wall closed on Monday 3rd June 2013, and we are so proud to have initiated Liverpool’s first chalk wall that we are looking at new ways to keep it alive throughout the city.

I want to see my children's children happy.

I want to love, love, love & be loved.

I want to learn to relax.

I want to know I've made a difference to someone.

I want to say 'thank you' to all the people I have loved.

Built by The Bucket Project

May 2013