With the generous support of the Irish coalition government, led by the Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny TD and supported by coalition leader, Eamon Gilmore TD, IWSSN was funded to expand its operation and reach a wider number of Survivors living in the UK.

The Whispering Hope Centre was set-up in March 2014 as a service for Magdalene laundry women and the wider Survivor community, based in Kentish Town, London. The naming of the centre as Whispering Hope was a special recognition of the Prime Minister’s historic meeting at the Irish Embassy in 2013. The Prime Minister heard a moving rendition of the song ‘Whispering Hope’ which has almost become the anthem of Survivors.

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