Anam Cara Galway, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its monthly parent evening on Wednesday November 7 at 7:20pm in the Clayton Hotel, Old Monivea Road, Ballybrit, Galway.
The meeting offers parents a safe and comfortable forum where they can connect with other bereaved parents who will understand the depth of their grief and loss. Anam Cara CEO, Sharon Vard, stressed that this event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age of the child or children, the circumstances of their death, or whether this was recent or not.
For those considering attending but unsure, Ms Vard suggests they visit the website, anamcara.ie Anam Cara services are offered free of charge.
One of the fathers who attends the group urged bereaved parents to give it a try. “There is no pressure to talk, yet you feel supported by the other parents who know how desperately hard it is after your child has died. Like so many bereaved parents Anam Cara has been my lifeline.”