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Here is some info on Féileacáin.... please read and see why we feel they deserve all the help we can give them... please donate and share.... We can do this !!
Féileacáin (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland – SANDAI) is a not for profit organisation (CHY – 19635) that aims to offer support to anyone affected by the death of a baby during pregnancy or shortly after pregnancy. The organisation was formed by a group of bereaved parents who supported each other after the death of their own babies and have now come together to formally offer support to other parents and families who have lost a baby.
The aims of Féileacáin are:
• To provide hospitals with Memory Boxes to be given to bereaved families.
• To offer a befriending service and support helpline.
• To host regular support meetings which allow bereaved families space and time to remember their baby.
• To offer support and provide a safe and confidential setting, in which those bereaved through stillbirth or neonatal death can share their experiences.
• To promote research into the causes of stillbirth and neonatal death and the effects of grief on the family.
• To work in co-operation with support services and other support organisations.
• To hold remembrance services and family events.
Each fundraiser is appreciated so much. Any donation can mean a huge difference to a family who unfortunately need our services. Here are some of the ways in which your donations could help:
€50 could provide a Memory Box to a bereaved family to ensure they can make memories with their baby
€200 could fund our helpline for one month!
€150 could provide a facilitated Support Meeting for up to 30 bereaved parents
€300 could fund bereavement & befriending training for 20 volunteers
How Funding Will Help
Everyone is devastated on hearing about the death of a baby. The effects of grief, pain, loss and isolation experienced by parents, families, friends and neighbours can be overwhelming. A baby may be stillborn, i.e. die before birth, or die shortly after birth, which is termed neonatal death. This child is a very real and wanted member of the family. Parents had already imagined the kind of life that their child would have. They have now also lost a part of their future and the grief that they experience may be much deeper than others realise.
An event which was supposed to bring a new member to the family with much joy and happiness has now brought great loss and sadness and most parents are left feeling feel shocked and numbed. It can be terribly isolating parenting a child who has died, as it may seem as if no one else understands. Féileacáin gives a shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen because we have been there and now we want to be here for you.