For those who have lost a child, grandchild or sibling, Christmas can be a difficult time of year.
It is for this reason the Compassionate Friends (TCF), a group designed for bereaved parents, host their annual Memorial Candle Night.
The Candle Night is an opportunity to honour and remember those passed, and to share the grieving process with friends, family and others who have lived similar experiences.
A small ceremony will be held in which guests can write the name of their loved one on a special card and place it onto the Tree of Life. Guests are also encouraged to bring along a photo, or something special to be placed on the memory table.
The event will be held from 7pm on Sunday, December 3 in the Parish Hall at All Saints, Goulburn St. Battery operated candles will be provided for those in attendance.
TCF was founded in 1969 as a support system for grieving parents. Today, it is a network for not only parents, but the extended family.
The group is open to any parent whose son or daughter has passed away at any age, from any cause, as well as grandparents and siblings of the deceased. TCF also has no religious affiliations, welcoming all who have experienced lost.
Monthly meetings are held every third Monday at the Singleton Neighborhood Centre, 21 Mary Street, with the Compassionate Friends group always encouraging people to come along.
For more information please contact Pauline on 02 65721933 or 0427721933.
Alternatively, you can call Jeanne on 02 65732090.