Wednesday 16 January 2019

Bereaved parent support group to hold meeting

Bereaved parent support group Anam Cara North Dublin, is hosting its monthly parent evening on Wednesday, April 18 from 7.30pm to 9pm in the Carnegie Court Hotel, Swords.

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.

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.'

For more information see or ring their Information Line on 085 2888 888.

Meanwhile, the group is asking people to consider running on its behalf in this year's Vhi Women's Mini Marathon in Dublin on June 3rd. If interested, please contact Anam Cara at or 01 404 5378 for your fundraising pack and details of the pre- and post-run rendezvous. All funds raised through this event will be used to support bereaved parents at the ten Anam Cara groups nationwide.

Fingal Independent