Cruse Friendship Group allotment to be launched in Lisburn

The Mayor of Lisburn, Councillor Andrew Ewing, will be cutting the ribbon for the grand launch of the opening of the Beyond Words Belfast/Lisburn Friendship Group Allotment in Lisburn, on Monday 15th September at 11am.

We are all hoping for some good weather for the grand launch of the opening of the Beyond Words Belfast/Lisburn Friendship Group Allotment in Lisburn on Monday 15th September at 11am.  The Mayor, Councillor Andrew Ewing will be cutting the ribbon for this unique occasion.  The allotment is used by members of the friendship group who wish to grow a plant or vegetable at the plot, or simply sit and take in the beautiful tranquil surroundings overlooking the Mourne Mountains and the cities of Lisburn and Belfast below.  If you would like to find out more about the allotment or to come along to the launch contact Paul on the number below.

The friendship group has over 20 members who are bereaved and come along on the third Monday of each month at 11am to 1pm.  Meetings are very informal, some members chat about how the month has gone and problems are often shared, although there is no obligation on anyone to talk or share experiences, if they choose not to.

It is a group that is growing in popularity and members have enjoyed several days out together during summer and Christmas. Some members have also started to socialise between meetings – again this is a personal choice, with no requirement at all.  There is no membership fee and the common bond is that everyone in the group has experienced bereavement. The beneficial thing is that people can share feelings and ways of coping with their loss.

It is recognised that everyone deals with bereavement differently. It is a journey that no-one chooses to be on, but by sharing together, members of the group can - and do - find that they can manage their loss better.

If you would like to find out more about the Friendship Group, contact Paul Finnegan, Cruse Bereavement Care on 028 9079 2419 or [email protected]

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