Cruse supports Celebration Day

June 26th is a day to pause, reflect, remember and celebrate the lives of those who are no longer with us.

June 22, 2022

Cruse Bereavement Support has today announced it will be partner to the first ever ‘Celebration Day’ on June 26th – a day to celebrate the lives of those who have died – whether they’re family, friends or anyone who’s had a positive impact on our lives.

An annual day

Celebration Day will be an annual event to celebrate the people who have died but continue to shape our own lives. It is open to everyone from everywhere, of any age, race, creed or background. The day is about celebrating life and love, celebrating legacies that are positive, inspiring and enriching.

You can celebrate in whatever way you wish. For some, sharing thoughts and memories of that special person will be the best form of celebration, for others it could be by going on their person’s favourite walk, inviting friends and family around, cooking a favourite meal, visiting a special place or just sharing your story online.

Sharing stories and memories

A series of films has been created to highlight some of the stories, which appear on the Celebration Day digital and social channels. Stories include Richard E Grant, who will celebrate his late wife Jen by planting as many lupins as possible, and River Medway, who will be remembering her mother by dressing in drag.

If you would like to take part please do share your films and images on social media using #celebrationday. For further information, inspiration and advice head to

At Cruse, we know how crucial it is to commemorate and celebrate the death of someone close. Celebrating someone’s life is a way to remember the happiness they brought, rather than just the sadness of their death. Family and friends don’t always want to talk about the person who died but our helpline and online chat is there, so that anyone can share their stories – because we know this is such an important part of grieving. With that in mind, we are honoured to be supporting Celebration Day, to give people the time to honour and celebrate those they have lost.

Andy Langford, Cruse Clinical Director

Andy Langford