19 November 2019
By Mary Bermingham
Anam Cara West Cork, will host a parent support evening in the Munster Arms Hotel, Bandon, West Cork on 19th November at 7.20pm.
As the dark evenings draw in and the Festive Season starts to make its presence felt this is one time of year most bereaved parents wish they could forget about. Many will say they want to bury their head until it’s all over or go to bed and get up in January. Sadly, over 2,000 families will have lost a child this year and will face many firsts without them, including their first Christmas.
During the Anam Cara Parent evening mothers and fathers can avail of the support and comfort from other bereaved parents who understand the intense grief, pain and devastation after the death of a precious child. Anam Cara will provide a safe and comfortable space for you to remember your child with other bereaved parents.
One bereaved mum recently commented
“When I met other parents the sheer isolation lifted. For the first time I understood that what I was experiencing was normal”
Organisers of the event said
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“This Event is open to all bereaved parents regardless the age of your child or circumstances of their death. Bereaved parents can also visit our website www.anamcara.ie, where in their own time they can watch our short videos with testimonies from bereaved parents and couples who have attended Anam Cara events. The videos, which are just four minutes each, show parents interviewed on topics like A Dad’s Grief, Sudden and Traumatic Death, and The Grieving Family.”