Snowdrop planting 21st April 2018

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Our next snowdrop planting event is being held on Saturday 21st April from 1-3pm at the Woburn Abbey Gardens. It is helpful to bring some gardening gloves and to wear wellies or boots, the ground can get muddy. Any bereaved parent and their family and friends are invited to join us.

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

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

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

June Meeting

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13 parents came to our June meeting. Parents shared their memories of the time their child died and expressed their guilt that they could not protect their child from dying.  It was felt that a parent should protect the child from any harm and a sudden and premature death did not allow this. Some parents were advised not to see … Read More

May Meeting

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The group that came together  this month found that all of us had experienced the sudden death of a child – rather than guiding and supporting our loved ones through a long illness. That suddenness is different than having time to prepare yourself your child and family and friends for what was just around the corner – some of us felt robbed … Read More