Sunday was the culmination of the second SAMM Abroad Conference sponsored by Always A Chance and the University of Northampton.
There was a very moving ceremony around the tree of remembrance led by Kathleen O’Hara, American author of ‘Grief Like no other’ – one of the Saturday’s guest speakers. The other speaker, Georgie Vestey gave an insight into effective communication with the media following events creating tragedy and grief. Today the families placed a yellow ribbon on the tree in memory of loved ones who had been murdered overseas. Following the ceremony delegates engaged in therapeutic sessions such as yoga, massage or a local walk. The weekend was a huge success with families expressing how much they appreciated a forum which enabled them to share their stories and feed into opportunities to lobby government for greater support by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for families affected by overseas homicide.
None of this could have happened without the generous support of all of you who have donated money to AAC. If you had observed these families coming together and supporting one another you would have seen how worthwhile this event was.
Thank you x