Anam Cara’s Annual National Balloon Release Launched its ‘Month to Remember’ campaign for Bereaved Parents and Siblings
Pictured were, Matthew Vaird, aged 5 from Donegal, Aimee Mc Mahon from Killenaude, Co. Tipperrary, with Johnny Mc Guinness aged 6, from Newry Co. Down and Lucy Madden, aged 11 from Leopardstown Co. Dublin, at the Hudson Bay Hotel, Athlone Co. Westmeath where 75 families gathered to launch Anam Cara’s ‘Month to Remember’ campaign with the release of thousands of balloons, each one dedicated to the memory of a son or daughter who died.
All Soul’s Day, the day when traditionally remember loved ones who have passed away, this very special event is for all families who have experienced the death of a precious son or daughter. No in its 7th year, the event has seen approximately a 15% increase each year since the first balloon release in 2008.
Picture Colm Mahady / Fennells – Copyright 2014 Fennell Photography