Lost Futures fundraising for Lourdes visit now up and running

17 Jul

Tait House Community Enterprise want to take this opportunity to wish the team behind Limerick’s Lost Futures initiative the very best a they prepare for their 2019 pilgrimage to Lourdes.

The Lost Futures annual fundraising drive is now up and running and we are encouraging as many of you to help this wonderful cause.

This group is for the parents who are suffering a reversal of nature, that of outliving your children. Each year the group struggle to raise funds which allow the parents of those children to travel to Lourdes to remember and pray for those they lost. It is open to all bereaved parents but has limited places depending on what funds can be raised. 

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.

The link to donate is https://www.facebook.com/donate/621048871723080/621562911671676/

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