Family Support Network – Service of Commemoration and Hope “New Beginnings”

31 Jan 2008


31st January 2008

Family Support Network – Service of Commemoration and Hope “New Beginnings”

You, or a representative, are invited to attend the Family Support Network 9th Annual Service of Commemoration and Hope in remembrance of those who have died from drug use and related causes. Details:

Time and date: 7:30pm on Friday, 1 February 2008
Venue: Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Seán McDermott Street, Dublin 1
In attendance: Bishop Éamonn Walsh, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Dublin and representatives from other faiths; political representatives including the Lord Mayor of Dublin Councillor Paddy Bourke; and, representatives from An Garda Síochána.

Notes to Editors

The Family Support Network was formed in 2000 and consists of representatives of family support groups, individual family members and those working directly with families of drug users from right across the island of Ireland. The network aims to:
* Raise awareness of family support work and its role in the community
* Highlight the importance and value of work done by family support groups
* Provide information to families and communities on existing services and supports
* Highlight the extent of the drugs problem and its effects on families
* Campaign for better services for drug users and their families
* Support the involvement of the people most affected by the problem – drug users and their families – in dealing with the problem
* Remember and commemorate those who have died as a result of drugs

You can contact the Family Support Network at 175 North Strand Road, Dublin 1, tel: 01 8365168 or email: [email protected]


Further information:

Martin Long, Director of Communications (086 172 7678)
Kathy Tynan, Communications Officer (086 817 5674)