Manchester, NH – Friends of Aine, a nonprofit organization providing bereavement support services to grieving children, teens, and families, has been honored with a Volunteer NH 2021 Spirit of NH Volunteer Service award. The organization’s volunteer facilitators received the 2021 Outstanding Volunteer Service Award in the Group category during the award presentation at Concord’s Bank of NH Stage on Wednesday.

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We are thankful to Chris Dugan of Manchester Ink Link, who attended our Open House and Ribbon Cutting event and wrote a wonderful feature story about it and our organization. Click here to view the article on Manchester Ink Link’s website or click here to view the article as a printable PDF. The Hippo Press also shared the great news about our new location: it’s online here (page 4) or click here for a printable version.

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Friends of Aine is excited to share that its volunteer facilitators will be honored with the 2021 Volunteer Service Award in the Group category during Volunteer NH’s 2021 Spirit of NH Awards, as announced in the Concord Monitor. Please click here for a print-ready pdf. The award event will be live streamed to YouTube by ConcordTV from the Bank of NH Stage.

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We are grateful to Manchester Ink Link who accompanied our staff for several distribution stops so that they could publish a feature article promoting this amazing community program. Click here to view the article on the Manchester Ink Link’s website or click here to view the article as a printable PDF. In addition to the Manchester Ink Link feature story,

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We’re grateful for the time and interest of local media sources who helped to celebrate the great success of the 2021 Kid’s Try-athlon. Generous gratitude to WMUR who attended the event and included our success in their broadcasts and online. Click here to view the article on WMUR website or click here to view the article as a printable PDF.

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We’re grateful for the time and interest of Carol Robidoux, a reporter from Manchester Ink Link, who included our press release in their online announcements. Click here to view the article on the Manchester Ink Link’s website or click here to view the article as a printable PDF. A genuine thanks to The Cabinet Press who included us in their Bedford News edition.

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Bedford, NH – On Sunday, April 17th, Dr. Matt Ryzewski of Bedford, NH recognized his 40th birthday by helping others. Matt ran the Millennium Running Anytime 5k course a total of 16 laps to complete 40k to raise funds for the Friends of Aine Center for Grieving Children and Families. More than $18,000 was raised.

Friends of Aine (www.friendsofaine.com) is a 501c3 organization established in 2013 in honor of Aine Phillips to help grieving children.

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We’re grateful for the time and interest of Jonathan Phelps, a reporter for the New Hampshire Union Leader, who wrote a wonderful article about our recent event Gathering in Remembrance. click here to view the article on the New Hampshire Union Leader’s website and here for a photo of Christine during the event or click here to view the article as a printable PDF.  

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As the world emerges from a grief-filled year, a Manchester organization that works with grieving families and children as they process the death of a loved one is expanding.

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Friends of Aine is sponsoring a free community event for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. The Gathering in Remembrance will be held Sunday, June 27 from 3pm to 5pm at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, home of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, in Manchester, New Hampshire.

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Friends of Aine is proud to welcome our first summer intern! Bailey is a student at Boston University interested in child development. Here is what Bailey shared about her background and experience at Friends of Aine:

“My name is Bailey Rymes and I am a junior at Boston University studying Psychology. I have always loved working with children and plan on pursuing a master’s degree in child development after I finish my undergraduate degree.

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The 6th annual Friends of Aine Kid’s Try-athlon had its largest turnout yet. On Sunday August 19, 325 kids participated in the race, 150 volunteers helped the event run smoothly, pancake breakfast was served to more than 500 and an estimated 1,000 people came to see what the buzz was all about! Our post-race event on Sportsman field had a record number of vendors and fun activities.

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Manchester, New Hampshire – Friends of Aine is proud to announce that Joseph Murray has accepted the position of Vice Chairman of the Board. Joe is the Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs for Fidelity Investments’ regional center in Merrimack, NH. He leads Fidelity’s external relations work in New Hampshire which includes government relations, community relations, and corporate philanthropy.

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Expands Children’s Bereavement Services into Manchester

More than 250 guests gathered to dine, dance and remember loved ones at the 3rd Annual Friends of Aine Gala, held at the Manchester Country Club on March 24. The evening featured a live auction, fund-a-need appeal and candlelit moment of remembrance to raise funds for grieving children and families.

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