Home Instead Senior Care recently hosted an evening with Imelda Butler, author of “Be Not Afraid…..I go before You”, a compilation of short stories of love and loss written by partners, parents, children, siblings and friends who have been bereaved.
The evening, held in the Book Centre, was the brainchild of Danette Connolly, Director of Care at Home Instead Senior Care, which will donate €2 to Waterford Hospice Movement for every copy of the book purchased in May and June.
“Be Not Afraid…I go before you” was inspired by the loss of Imelda’s husband, John, and intended as a healing resource for those who have been bereaved.
According to Danette Connolly, “The purpose of the evening was to focus on a wonderful Irish publication which brings understanding, healing, hope and insight to the reader who is bereaved as they acknowledge and reflect upon other stories from similar circumstances, and at the same time raise funds for such a worthy cause as the Waterford Hospice movement.”
“Everyone, at some time in their lives, will be affected by the loss of a loved one. This book is a real consolation for any of us who have found ourselves in this situation. Contributors to the book recount their very emotive and personal experiences and gives assurance to the reader that they are not alone.”
Danette added “We chose to support the Waterford Hospice Movement with donations from the sale of the book going to such a worthy cause. The Hospice provides invaluable care, dignity and respect to patients with life limiting illnesses.”
The evening was attended by a large number of guests and was addressed by Deputy Mayor of Waterford, Cllr. Hilary Quinlan. There was also a talk by Imelda Butler and Ronan Flood, who contributed to the book.
Danette acknowledged the very generous help from local businesses in supporting the event, in particular The Book Centre, John Roberts Square and Mary Grimes Catering.
To find out more about the services provided by Home Instead Senior Care call Danette Connolly on 051 333966 or visit www.homeinstead.ie