Tree of Lights for those bereaved by suicide

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The Roe Valley Bereaved by Suicide support group is holding its annual ‘Memory Tree of Lights’ ceremonies on December 13 at 5.30pm in the Roe Park Resort, Limavady.

The event is held to remember loved ones lost to suicide and to support family and friends during the holiday season, which can be an especially difficult time.

The events are supported by the Western Health and Social Care Trust (Western Trust), Be Safe Be Well, The Big Lottery and The Public Health Agency.

The simple ceremony involves members of the Support Group reading some poetry and prayers, which have particular significance to them and music provided by the Salvation Army choir in Limavady. Family and friends will be invited to take part in a candlelight ceremony and to leave a message to their loved one on the Christmas tree.

Fidelis Simpson, Suicide Liaison Officer for the Western said “by coming together with others bereaved by suicide this can offer hope and support”.

The Roe Valley Bereaved by Suicide Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month in the Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre at 7.30pm.