The Lost Futures annual fundraising drive is now up and running and we are encouraging as many of you to help this wonderful cause.
When Mary Fitzpatrick lost her teenage son her grief, drove Mary to despair. She was a long way from coming to terms with her loss.
Much against her better judgment, she went with her parish priest on a pilgrimage to Lourdes, where, to her surprise, she was overwhelmed by the sense of her life’s parallel with Mary – another mother who experienced the death of her son. She planted a tree in Lourdes, in her son’s memory, and embarked on a journey to help other parents in the same situation as herself.
She now writes regularly to mothers who have lost their own children has established the Lost Futures support group.
The Lost Futures initiative provides a unique opportunity to share time with other parents & friends who are on the same painful journey.
Tait House Community Enterprise supports this group each year in their fundraising efforts which are through a series of events and raffles.
All funds raised will be used to pay for one person’s fare – the difference this can make to a parent’s life is priceless & so beneficial to their wellbeing in moving forward and coping. Since the initiative was set up just over 10 years ago over 18 people have benefited.
A lot of work is now going on behind the scenes to develop this project further. The group is entirely self-funded and relies on the kind support of the public.
We are encouraging as many of you as possible to log on to the Lost Futures Facebook page where you can easily donate to this worth campaign.