September 25, 2022

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Durkan welcomes institution of Baby Funeral Fund

SDLP Foyle MLA Mark H Durkan

THE SDLP’s Derry Meeting consultant Mark H Durkan has welcomed the institution of the Baby Funeral Fund.

It is going to present a one-off cost of £3,056 to assist households with funeral prices for a kid beneath 18 or a still-birth after 24 weeks.

Mr Durkan paid tribute to campaigners who had been working to determine assist for bereaved dad and mom.

Mentioned the Foyle MLA: “I welcome the announcement that the Baby Funeral Fund is now operational and that each household throughout the North who loses a baby will now obtain this assist.

“I do know campaigners have been working onerous to have this provision launched within the North for various years and I commend them for his or her efforts, it will make an actual distinction to many households in essentially the most troublesome of circumstances.

“I can’t start to think about the ache that somebody goes by upon dropping a baby and the very last thing they need to have to fret about is monetary pressures whereas they’re coping with their grief.

“Funerals are very costly and lots of households merely received’t have that type of cash out there to them, this fund will make sure that no household is positioned within the place of struggling to pay for his or her little one’s funeral after turning into bereaved.

“Going ahead we have to make sure that households are conscious that this assist and assist is on the market to them and that the appliance course of is as simple as potential in order that it’s simply accessible by all.”

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Durkan welcomes institution of Baby Funeral Fund was final modified: June 1st, 2022 by cassoscoop

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