What we say when we say goodbye

A recent poll of adults who have lost a loved one in the past year found that 83% had been given parting words of wisdom. Relationship advice was the most common, followed by career advice. Thoughts around family, education and finances also featured highly.

We asked our supporters to share their memories of loved ones' last words and we were overwhelmed with the response. Moving, wise and sometimes funny, we've gathered a selection together below. And if you or someone you’re close to has a terminal illness, there are a range of ways we can help you.