March Meeting 2018

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We started the meeting with a reading from the book Catching the Light by Genesse Bourdeayu Gentry ‘In This Place’ . We discussed how our group is a place where we relax, breathe, the child’s’ name is spoken as much as needed and ALL feelings can be expressed. This led to a discussion of what is comforting to a bereaved parent. … Read More

Februarys Meeting

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We welcomed 3 new bereaved parents to the group this month who had found the strength after a number of years being bereaved to come and talk and seek some support and mutual understanding from the other parents attending.   We opened the meeting with the poem  from the book “Catching the light” by Genesee Bourdeau Gentry titled “Winter into … Read More

January meeting

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14 parents came to our January meeting and we welcomed one new mum. We started the meeting with  a reading by Angela Miller who reflected on her feelings about a New Year. New Year is a moment when one makes resolutions and changes in life. She expresses the painful reality that another year is ahead without the child. She writes: … Read More

December meeting

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We had our last meeting of this year very close to Christmas. 8 parents came along and they supported each other on how to ‘survive’ the Festive Season. ‘ A Bereaved Parent’s Christmas’ by Rebecca Carney ( posted 24December 2012 – One Woman’s Perspective) was read and she expressed the feelings of so many of the parents. She wrote how … Read More

Novembers meeting – What did we talk about ?

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Our meeting was attended by 14 bereaved parents this month and helped as always by our brilliant facilitator who help set up the room, make the tea’s and open the meeting. We welcomed back some old faces who have not been to a meeting for many months as well as parents who are facing anniversaries of their children’s death or … Read More

Woburn Tree Event – Sunday 3rd December

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A time to reflect and think about the children who will not be with our families at Christmas this year, As we approach Christmas, the lights are shining and the talk of Santa, gifts and family time is in the forefront of everyone’s minds it can be extremely hard for families who have lost a child. To allow people to … Read More

October Meeting

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13 parents came to our meeting. The discussion took place about going  back to work. Some felt that going back to work was a way of breaking up the long days and  to get back to some normality where others found it more difficult to face work and colleagues.  Often money is controlling when to return to a paid job. … Read More

September meeting

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We had 11 parents at our last meeting. As it was the beginning of the academic year parents expressed their sadness that they aren’t able to experiencing their child’s milestone. Some find it very difficult to listen to parents who feel hard up getting shoes, uniform and whatever is needed to see their child off to school or university. They … Read More

July 2017 meeting

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We had 10 parents at our July meeting where we welcomed one new parent and her partner. Parents feel that coming to this group meeting is a huge effort as it is a group they would have not chosen to be part of but once they get comfortable, have a cup of tea/coffee and are embraced by parents who have … Read More