Church wel­comes FAMS group

East Kilbride News - - NEWS -

A group which of­fers sup­port and em­pa­thy to fam­i­lies af­fected by mur­der and sui­cide was wel­comed to Green­hills Parish Church.

Rev John Brew­ster heard first hand about the ex­pe­ri­ences of some of those who have been helped by Fam­i­lies and Friends Against Mur­der and Sui­cide (FAMS).

East Kil­bride, Strathaven and Les­ma­hagow MP Dr Lisa Cameron MP was also in at­ten­dance.

Rev Brew­ster said:“Vol­un­teer be­friend­ing group FAMS has a very par­tic­u­lar role in our so­ci­ety.

“From their own per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ence of shock and grief, they of­fer sup­port and em­pa­thy to those fam­i­lies af­fected by mur­der and sui­cide which is a big­ger con­cern lo­cally than many might think.

“Mem­bers Pamela Porter and Claire Gaunt came to Green­hills Parish Church at my in­vi­ta­tion to pro­vide in­for­ma­tion and ad­vice.

Rev Brew­ster con­tin­ued:“MP Lisa Cameron com­mended the ac­tiv­i­ties of FAMS, point­ing out that NHS care had a long wait­ing time for ap­point­ments and that be­friend­ing groups and wel­com­ing churches are po­ten­tially life-af­firm­ing for so many.”

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