Information evening for bereaved
Anam Cara, the national
organisation that supports bereaved parents, will
host an information evening next week in Buncrana.
The free event is open to all mothers and fathers in
Inishowen who have experienced the death of a son or
daughter, regardless of the age of the child, the
circumstances of the death, or whether the death was
recent or not.
Anam Cara has been in operation since 2008. It has
ten active groups meeting monthly across the
country, supporting some 1,800 bereaved parents
annually. A group meets in the Mount Errigal Hotel
in Letterkenny on the second Thursday of each month,
but this is the first time they will hold an event
The Donegal launch of Anam Cara
information pack. Pictured are Anam Cara volunteer
Maeve McHardy, Dr Gerry Lane, consultant in
emergency medicine at Letterkenny University
Hospital, Anam Cara professional co-facilitator
Stella McCole and volunteer Ciara Murphy.
The event, funded by
Túsla, will take place on Wednesday evening and will
begin with a talk by Brid Carroll, a professional
with Donegal connections and extensive experience of
supporting bereaved parents and their families.
After the short talk there will be an opportunity to
speak to other bereaved parents over a cup of tea or
coffee, or to speak to the professional should you
have any questions or concerns.
The Bereavement Information Evening will be held
from 7-9pm in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Buncrana,
on Wednesday, October 18. Registration will start at
Anam Cara needs to confirm numbers so if attending,
or if you have any questions, please email
before Tuesday 17th October, text 085 2888 888 or
call 01 404 5378.