THE annual ‘Memory Tree of Lights’ ceremony for those bereaved by suicide will take place this Sunday, 27th November at 3pm in Breandrum Cemetery, Enniskillen.
This event, hosted by the Fermanagh Bereaved by Suicide Group ‘Forget Me Not’, is held to remember loved ones lost to suicide. It’s timing is aimed at supporting family and friends during the festive season, which can be an especially difficult time.
The simple ceremony involves members of the group and representation from the clergy in a short service which has particular significance to those bereaved by suicide. Family and friends will be invited to take part in a candlelight ceremony and to leave them at the tree in the Garden of Remembrance.
Colette Cullen, suicide liaison officer for the Western Trust and facilitator for the Group, said: “We recognise how devastating a death by suicide can be but we believe coming together with others bereaved by suicide can offer hope and support.
“When someone dies by suicide many people are affected; families, friends and work colleagues, but all too often no one gets the opportunity to talk about how they feel. The journey for those left behind after the loss of a loved one can be excruciatingly painful, devastating and traumatic.”
The Fermanagh Bereaved by Suicide Group ‘Forget Me Not’ meets on the first Monday of every month in the Aisling Centre, Enniskillen from 7.30pm to 9pm.
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