It comes as the recommendations of the Collaborative Forum which includes women and children who experienced the institutions have been published. The government has promised to bring in a package of health and well-being supports for survivors as well as to consider amendments to adoption legislation and develop a memorialisation programme. Survivors this afternoon spoke of how they don’t want the former predominantly Church-run facilities for mothers and babies to be called homes, and said that instead they should be referred to as “institutions". Members of the Forum expressed frustration that their full report won’t be published until after the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby homes delivers its delayed report next year. It made a number of recommendations on memorialisation. They include bringing in a module on Mother and Child Institutions in the history curriculum in schools as well as a National Monument to “respect and honour mothers and … [Read more...] about Phoenix Park suggested as location for Mother and Baby institution monument
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To help with a fundraising campaign, a nine-year-old Lynn girl had her long hair cut for donation to cancer patients on Saturday.Clarabelle Plumb is raising funds for seven-year-old Jay Davison, whose family met Clarabelle’s when her brother Alfie was with Jay in Addenbrooke’s Hospital.While Alfie is recovering well from his cancer, a campaign has been launched to create as many memories for Jay as possible, since he was diagnosed with medulloblastoma in January 2017.This means he had several tumours in his brain and spine. After nine months of intensive chemotherapy Jay was declared in clinical remission.Jay, of Isleham, has been told he will not survive.And a target of £300 has already been surpassed for Clarabelle’s own fundraising efforts in support of Jay.She had her hair cut on Lynn’s High Street on Saturday afternoon at the No.4 salon.Three members of staff and one customer donated £10 each to the cause after hairdresser Claire Smalley cut … [Read more...] about Clarabelle, nine, making memories for brave boy
Massereene murders: 'Too painful to attend memorial for Mark, but I'm glad his memory being kept alive,' says sister of slain soldier BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The heartbroken sister of one of the two soldiers shot dead by dissident republicans at an Army base 10 years ago has said she is devastated that no one has been brought to justice for their murders. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/massereene-murders-too-painful-to-attend-memorial-for-mark-but-im-glad-his-memory-being-kept-alive-says-sister-of-slain-soldier-37889728.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37891052.ece/e50d9/AUTOCROP/h342/49433_Jaime_Quinsey.jpg Email The heartbroken sister of one of the two soldiers shot dead by dissident republicans at an Army base 10 years ago has said she is devastated that no one has been brought to justice for their murders. Jaime Quinsey - whose younger brother Mark died alongside Patrick Azimkar in a hail of bullets outside Massereene Barracks … [Read more...] about Massereene murders: ‘Too painful to attend memorial for Mark, but I’m glad his memory being kept alive,’ says sister of slain soldier
0 Post a comment Sunday, 3 February 2019 - Local People by Contributed Item - Contributed Item @twitter.com/gem_news [email protected] The death earlier this month of Windsor Davies – most famous for It Ain’t Half Hot Mum, but very fondly remembered in Wales for the BBC Wales comedy, Grand Slam – brought back memories for one Porthcawl man. David Richards grew up next door to Windsor, his parents and sister in Nantymoel. Windsor was seven years older than David, and this was the period when Nantymoel was 100 per cent a mining town, with three mines operating: the Ocean Weston, the Wyndham and the Penllyn Gwent (known locally as the Drift).It was a friendship that, despite their lives taking very different paths, would be renewed at regular intervals in London.Both attended Ogmore Grammar School and Windsor did work in the mines for a while, but then went to north Wales to teacher training college. There was an interruption for National … [Read more...] about Death of Windsor Davies brought back childhood memories for Porthcawl man.
Outside a humble thatched-roof home deep in the lush Guatemalan countryside, the mother of a seven-year-old girl who died after being detained by US border agents tries to remember happier days with her daughter. The 27-year-old woman mournfully points to a nearby tree that young Jakelin Caal enjoyed climbing. "I feel pain and sadness over the death of my daughter," said Claudia Maquin, speaking in her native Maya Q'eqchi' language through an interpreter. Jakelin's death in American custody on December 8 -- which followed her detention after illegally crossing from Mexico with her father -- has reignited a debate in the United States on immigration policy and mistreatment of migrants. It has also shocked residents of this indigenous farming village of unpaved roads that has neither electricity nor running water, and where crushing poverty is the norm. The child's death came as President Donald Trump struggles to deter a tide of migrants fleeing poverty and violence in Central America. … [Read more...] about Painful memories for family of Guatemalan girl who died in US custody