Patrons Lunch 2016
Actress Leigh Arnold is Patron of FirstLight.
Leigh lost her second son Flynn to Cot Death in May 2013 and was supported by FirstLight during this traumatic and tragic time.
In September 2014 Leigh became Patron of FirstLight. In April 2015 Leigh held the Inaugural Patrons Lunch in Fade Street Social – raising over €30,000 for FirstLight which has enabled the organisation to:
- Engage with the HSE and excitingly in 2016 will be rolling out training and professional support packs to Health Care Professionals in Irelands 46 Hospitals and Community Care Centres in international best practice in dealing with the impacts and implications surrounding the sudden death of a child or young person
- Hire a Bereavement and Education Cordinator to work alongside Director of Services Ger O’Brien in supporting families and parents who contact the organisation for support
- Engage with the Lullaby Trust in the UK and develop a working partnership in assisting FirstLight develop a dedicated CONI* programme for suitable roll out in Ireland
Leigh is holding her luncheon in Fade Street Social on April 15th 2016 and is looking to raise as much funds as possible to enable FirstLight to continue to grow our services nationally.
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