Bereavement charity to hold meeting during ‘difficult’ month

A BEREAVEMENT charity will resume their face-to-face meetings following a short break over the summer months ahead of ‘difficult’ month September.

Anam Cara, the only organisation of its kind with support services available to bereaved parents will hold a face to face meeting on Thursday September 14, Anam Cara in The Radisson Hotel, Letterkenny at 7:15pm.

All bereaved parents from the Donegal area are welcome, regardless of the age their child died or circumstances of their death.


There is no need to register, just arrive on the evening at 7:15pm.

The face to face meetings resume as the charity looks ahead to the darker Autumn and Winter evenings.

Service Manager for Anam Cara, Sharon Vard said September can be a difficult month for bereaved parents as many milestones can arise over the month, many milestones their beloved child will never get to mark.

“September, as a month, can be a tough one and a stark reminder of a key stage of our child’s life that was not reached.

“Yes, it is a change of season and the dark evenings are coming in with winter approaching.

“However, as Mams and Dads we also mark and mourn where our child should be at this time of the year’.

“Maybe they would be starting school, or going from primary to secondary school, possibly awaiting their exam results, graduating, taking up their college place, starting a new job! Anam Cara anticipates and is prepared for a busy autumn.


“Sadly, along with the parents who face into another autumn season without their child, there are many parents who have experienced the death of their child over the summer months and need information and support on their journey through grief and loss,” said Ms Vard.

For more information on the support services offer by Anam Cara, please call 028 95213120, email or see

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