An organisation which supports bereaved parents is hoping to establish a branch in the midlands during the coming months.
Anam Cara will hold an information meeting in the Mullingar Park Hotel on Wednesday, April 13, at 9.30pm.
“We're hopinig to get an Anam Cara branch up and running in the midlands,” the organisation's CEO, Sharon Vardy, explained.
“The organisation was founded in 2008 by bereaved parents because there was no support or information available to them at the time, particularly for parents of children who died suddenly. None of us thought it would take off the way it did”
Ms Vardy went on to outline how the loss of a child is a “a very difficult and devastating journey to make.
“We aim to bring parents to a place where they can accommodate their grief. There are dark days, but you become resilient,”
The CEO also empahsised Anam Cara's commitment to “supporting parents of children of all ages” and that “all services are free of charge”.
Highlighting Wednesday's event, Ms Vardy said the guest speaker will be Peter Hanlon.
“Peter has a lot of experience in dealing with bereaved parents,” Ms Vardy revealed. “It would be of huge benefit to anyone who has experienced the loss of a son or daughter.
“The evening is open to all parents,” she added.
For more information or to reserve a place at the information meeting, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01 4045378.