Embrace FARM, the support network for those affected by farm accidents will host its 5th Ecumenical Remembrance Service next month.
The event will be staged in the Church of the Most Holy Rosary in Abbeyleix County Laois on Sunday, June, 24th at 2.00pm. Embrace FARM welcomes everyone who wishes to come to the service to acknowledge anyone who has been affected by a farming accident.
Ecumenical Remembrance Service
The service is led by Catholic Bishop, Denis Nulty and Church of Ireland Bishop, Michael Burrows with local clergy from the Church of Ireland; Canon Harvey and Roman Catholic, Fr. Cummins. It is also supported by farming organisations and agribusiness such as DAFM; ICMS; ICSA; IFA; FBD; HAS; HSENI; Macra na Feirme; Teagasc; UFU; YFCU and by the Agri Media from the island of Ireland.
Embrace FARM will be represented by co-founders Norma & Brian Rohan and the voluntary board of directors who give their time freely in the development of the organisation with Norma and Brian. The group, which is now fully integrated with the Charities Regulatory Authority in its operation was contacted by 130 families to have their loved ones remembered at this year’s Ecumenical Service.
This year’s service follows on from the first farm accident survivors’ conference which was held in November 2017. For this event, Embrace FARM invited several farm accident survivors to share their stories, a professional panel of experts in sharing how the trauma surviving a farm accident can affect more than just someone’s physical health and but their own and their families mental and emotional health.
The day was also represented in a practical sense in what supports are there to help families adapt to life post an accident with a professional panel of legal counsel; insurance experts and machinery adaptions.