Ireland’s first ever online Remembrance service will be held this month in memory of loved ones lost or injured in farm accidents.
Embrace FARM, the support network for those affected by farm accidents, is encouraging people to join in the #WeRememberYou campaign this June to remember a person in their life lost or injured in a farm accident.
The campaign will this year culminate in an online Remembrance Service on where names of those affected by a farm accident will be spoken in order to honour their memory.
Kairos Productions will be producing this for Embrace Farm and it will be online at 2pm for a live stream at www.embracefarm.com. It will also be shown on RTE on Sunday 5th July at 11am.
This is the seventh such annual Remembrance Service, but the first to be hosted online.
Last year more than 150 families had their loved ones remembered at the Ecumenical Service and Embrace FARM is encouraging people to send names of those they would like remembered this year.
From 2010 to 2019 there have been 214 lives lost due to farm related accidents in the Republic of Ireland according to the Health and Safety Authority (HSA).
A further 39 lives were lost from 2013 to 2019 in Northern Ireland according to the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI).
Teagasc research carried out between 2012-2017 estimates there are an average of 2500 farm accidents per year.
To submit loved ones details for inclusion in the Remembrance Service call or WhatsApp 085-7709966 or emailwith name, county, year of death or accident and a photograph if available.