‘Don’t try to go through this on your own, help is there’
- Letterkenny Women’s Centre reaches out to Dunkineely woman

Sue Doherty

Reporter:

Sue Doherty

The Chairperson of the Letterkenny Women’s Centre has issued a heartfelt appeal to the mother of a 13-week-old foetus found in Dunkineely this week.

The Chairperson of the Letterkenny Women’s Centre has issued a heartfelt appeal to the mother of a 13-week-old foetus found in Dunkineely this week.

“None of us know this woman’s circumstances, her age, or what happened to her.

“One thing is certain though, we are all deeply concerned for her well-being and worried about what she must be going through.

“She could be experiencing medical complications and is bound to be experiencing severe emotional and psychological trauma.

“The message we urgently want to get out to her is that she should not try to go through all of this on her own. There are people out there who can help her and support her.

“If she can confide in a close friend straightaway, that’s a good start, it means she will have someone there to help her along the way.

“We provide a drop in listening ear and counselling service at the Letterkenny Women’s Centre, so if she rings us, we will support her to get the help she needs.

“Our number is 074 912 4985 and we are open 9am-1pm, 2-5pm Monday to Friday.

“I know that Dunkineely is a rural area and transport may well be an issue, so it may help her to know that our counsellors travel to Killybegs and could meet her there.

“Another option would be to text 50444 for a list of organisations that support women. Any one of these organisations can offer her free, confidential, non-judgemental support.

“In any case, I would urge her to reach out straightaway and not try to go it on her own.”