A NEW group has been set up to offer support to bereaved families across the Irish community in London who are affected by the coronavirus pandemic currently being battled across the globe.
Launched this month, the London Irish Covid 19 Funeral Bridge will provide people with logistical and financial support for funeral arrangements and the repatriation of their loved ones who have passed away among London’s Irish community.
The group has been set up by private group members and volunteers from the Irish community in London.
The organisation explains that it “recognised the potential impact that the coronavirus pandemic might be having within the London Irish community in coping with the loss of a loved one” and it is “committed to providing support to bereaved families during this difficult time”.
The services being offered by the London Irish Covid 19 Funeral Bridge include providing support for funeral services held in the UK, where government restrictions allow. The group aim to accommodate various mass streaming services, where possible, to accommodate family members and loved ones who cannot attend the service, and help with repatriation from the UK to Ireland - including the logistical and financial support which is required to take a loved one home.
“We can also liaise with the funeral director(s) on behalf of the bereaved family if required,” the organisation explains.
“We aim to bridge the gap for bereaved families affected by coronavirus with compassion, dignity and respect,” they add.
“Losing a loved one is difficult and our members are committed to making this difficult time a little easier for affected members of the Irish in London community.”
For further information about the services provided by the London Irish Covid 19 Funeral Bridge, contact 0208 424 7378 where Patricia, Áine or Michelle can help you.
Alternatively, you can email [email protected] with your details and the group will be in touch.