Embrace FARM, the voluntary bereavement support group, has announced it is to establish a Mid-West branch of the network for families affected by fatal and non-fatal accidents.
An information night is to be held on Thursday week, April 7 in the Castleoaks Hotel, Castleconnell with a view to establishing a branch for the area. It will be the fifth branch of the support group nationwide and will meet regularly provide invaluable support to families who have had to deal with tragic deaths and serious injury arising from farm incidents.
Angela Hogan, from Nenagh will be the Regional Host and bring her own experience of the benefits of participating in a network, having joined the very first support group in the Midlands two years ago to help her deal with the aftermath of her partner Brendan’s death in a tragic accident in 2011.
Embrace FARM was founded by Laois farmer Brian Rohan after his fathe,r Liam died following a farm accident in 2012 and has been providing bereavement support for farm families who have, like Brian and Angela, lost a loved one or suffered serious injury in a farming accident. Having started out with a Laois based support group, it has now established other groups in Galway and Cork and Mull