Anam Cara – buy a balloon to remember

anamcaraI just heard a rather moving interview on Newstalk between Tom Dunne, Jimmy Magee and Gráinne (forgive me, didn’t catch her surname) one of the founding members of Anam Cara. Jimmy lost his son to Motor Neuron Disease and has got involved with Anam Cara since his passing.

Anam Cara is a new organisation that offers support to parents who have lost a child.

It is a harsh and tragic fact that each year approximately 1,900 families in Ireland will lose a son or daughter (cite)

On November 2nd, Anam Cara will be releasing helium balloons as part of their ‘A Balloon to Remember‘ campaign in Tullamore, Co.Offaly. The aims of the campaign are:

  • To raise awareness of Anam Cara
  • To raise funds for the organisation
  • To remember lost loved ones

You can help them out by sponsoring a balloon via the website, volunteer to help them or one of their satellite groups around the country  or make a donation.

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