Dundalk couple raise funds for national bereavement charity

JOHN AND AIDEEN FEE WANT TO HELP OTHER PARENTS WHO HAVE LOST THEIR BABIES

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The parents and family of baby Seán Fee, who passed away two days after a premature birth in February 2018, have directed their grief towards helping other parents in similar situations by raising funds for national bereavement charity Féileacáin.

This charity supports parents and those affected by the death of a child at or shortly after birth.

John and Aideen Fee and their family have raised funds for a new ‘Cuddle Cot’ unit for the charity and this week presented it to Féileacáin’s Jacinta Murphy.

The Cuddle Cot unit, which looks like a conventional Moses Basket, regulates the baby’s temperature, which allows parents to keep their baby with them that little bit longer and is a vital part of the grieving process.

In June, Aideen along with her family and friends ran the Dublin Women’s Mini Marathon to raise money for the charity and the cot. She successfully raised €4,500 for the charity which allowed them to buy the cot. The cot is adorned with a special plaque in the memory of baby Seán Fee.

The cot and the funds raised will now be put to good use providing support to families all across the country. Féileacáin’s support and services can be accessed through their website at www.feileacain.ie

This article originally appeared in the Dundalk Democrat on 13 November 2018 and is reproduced here with prior permission.

Triona Driscoll