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

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

April Meeting

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Parents came together on Thursday 20th April @ Pear tree bridge and we talked about how social media and the internet  affects us – is it a good thing to spend hours searching for answers or reasons why as bereaved parents we feel like we do. Is it productive or destructive for the mind and soul ? Many of us said … Read More