Oonagh McKenna

My Camino Walk for Anam Cara

Fundraising for Anam Cara Parental & Sibling Bereavement Support
£4,664
raised of £1,000 target
In memory of Ethan McCourt
2023 Camino Trek in aid of Anam Cara

Story

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page! On the 21st of May 2023, I will be starting my Camino Challenge. I will be walking over 100 kilometres from Sarria to Santiago De Compostella. Why? To raise vital funds for Anam Cara. Anam Cara is an all-Ireland charity founded by bereaved parents to ensure all bereaved families have access to information and support. They provide a wide range of bereavement support services & peer support which are available for free to all bereaved parents regardless of the age or circumstance of their childs death & are available for as long as they require them. I would very much appreciate your support. Thank you

About the campaign

About the charity

Anam Cara is a national organisation founded by bereaved parents. We provide a range of bereavement support services throughout the 32 counties. More importantly, we offer peer support and understanding to families who have experienced the death of a child. Each year in Ireland about two thousand families experience the death of a son or daughter. For some, the death may have been expected through illness or a life-limiting condition. For others, it was unexpected through stillbirth, an accident, suicide or substance abuse. Anam Cara’s online and face to face services are available to all parents regardless of age or circumstances of their child’s death and are available for as long as necessary. At Anam Cara we focus on the similarities of our loss rather than the differences and provide a level of support and understanding that others cannot offer. Our bereavement as parents unites us. Anam Cara currently has nine active local groups meeting regularly throughout the country. All Anam Cara services are offered free of charge to bereaved parents and families, and as we do not receive government funding, we rely heavily on public fundraising to fund the costs of our local groups and events. We are hugely grateful to any support you can give us. Thank you!

Donation summary

Total raised
£4,663.02
Online donations
£4,543.02
Offline donations
£120.00

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