York House Gardens gets 'Hope is everything' bench from Netflix

18 January 2022

Netflix has donated 25 benches to councils across the UK to mark the launch of After Life Season 3, in association with Campaign Against Living Miserably.

After Life is renowned for its scenes showing the leading character, Tony (Ricky Gervais) on a bench at his local churchyard, as he continues to grieve for his wife Lisa, played by Kerry Godliman. The bench serves as a place for Tony to reflect, share, listen and, ultimately, to grow and find hope for the future.Now, to mark the launch of the final series of much-loved series of After Life, Netflix has donated a bench to Richmond Council as a point of interest to create a space for communities to visit. The benches have been commissioned alongside suicide prevention charity Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) - who offer help, advice and information to anyone who is struggling or in crisis. Those who visit a bench will be able to access resources from CALM via a unique QR code with the wording 'Life can be tough, but there's always hope. Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is by your side', and online by visiting CALM website. The bench is inscribed with a quote from After Life 'Hope is Everything' and is located in York House Gardens, Twickenham, TW1 3DD.

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