IHF Never Forgotten campaign
November is traditionally associated with remembering those we’ve loved and lost, we are a nation united in grief more than ever before.
COVID-19 and continuing restrictions mean the traditional ways we mark our grief and show our support for those mourning have been dramatically altered for the foreseeable future.
Irish Hospice Foundation’s (IHF) annual Never Forgotten Appeal is raising money to support the charity’s bereavement services including the IHF Bereavement Support Line.
IHF CEO, Sharon Foley commented: “This has been a very difficult time for families and friends of people who have died. They may have been COVID-19 related deaths or deaths from other causes. We also know many are finding a previous loss more difficult right now.”
“We want to pause and remember those who have sadly died and also show our support for those grieving. Grief is difficult all year round but this Christmas it will be particularly hard. Through Never Forgotten we want to open up a space to remember while at the same time giving people an opportunity to make a real difference to those facing the end of their lives and the many people all over Ireland preparing for the festive season without that special person.”
Show your Support
The Never Forgotten Appeal runs right up to the end of December. By donating, you can make a real difference to those who are bereaved and those who support them in these exceptional times.
Make a donation to the #NeverForgotten Appeal via www.neverforgotten.ie
Show your support for #NeverForgotten by updating your Facebook profile picture with a picture of someone you have loved and lost, using the specially designed IHF #NeverForgotten frame.
Encourage others to take part and donate by using the #NeverForgotten and tagging @irishhospice.
IHF is a leader in the development of bereavement care in Ireland but relies heavily on donations from the public to support our services. Our work in bereavement includes Ireland’s first national Bereavement Support Line, bereaved.ie which is home to practical information and resources on grief and co-ordinating the Irish Childhood Bereavement Network.
You can support IHF’s Never Forgotten Appeal at www.neverforgotten.ie
The national Bereavement freephone number is: 1800 80 70 77 available from 10am to 1pm, Monday to Friday.