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2018 calendar of events

 

 

 

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

 

Please note that sometimes due to circumstances beyond our control dates may change and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

January 2018

  • Office opens for the year - Tuesday 9th January 2018

If you require support between 22st December 2017 and 9th January 2018 please contact the parent support line on 1300 072 637.

 


February 2018

  • Newsletter Day - Thursday 1st February 2018 - 9.30am

Sands House 505 Bowen Terrace, New Farm

Come along and join other volunteer Sands parents for the morning, as you label and package the newsletter ready for posting to members. Tea and coffee is provided. You are welcome to bring a plate to share.

Our volunteers who help out on volunteer day are at all stages on their grief journey so there may be newly bereved, those whose babies died many years ago or parents with young children.

  • Volunteer Day - Thursday 22nd February 2018 - 9.00am onwards

Sands House 505 Bowen Terrace, New Farm

Come along and join other volunteer Sands parents for the morning. There are various tasks to be done around the office form organising the library, packing resources or doing some photocopying. Tea and coffee is provided. You are welcome to bring a plate to share.

Our volunteers who help out on newsletter day are at all stages on their grief journey so there may be newly bereved, those whose babies died many years ago or parents with young children.

 


March 2018

  • Newsletter Day - Thursday 29th March 2018 - 9.00am

Sands House 505 Bowen Terrace, New Farm

Come along and join other volunteer Sands parents for the morning, as you label and package the newsletter ready for posting to members. Tea and coffee is provided. You are welcome to bring a plate to share

Our volunteers who help out are at all stages on their grief journey so there may be newly bereved, those whose babies died many years ago or parents with young children.


April 2018

  • Volunteer Day - Thursday 26th April 2018 - 9.00am

Sands House 505 Bowen Terrace, New Farm

Come along and join other volunteer Sands parents for the morning, as you help with general office duties. Preparing resources for posting, completing miscarriage pack, checking in library books, photocopying and lots of other jobs that keep Sands running smoothly. Tea and coffee is provided. You are welcome to bring a plate to share.

Our volunteers who help out on newsletter day are at all stages on their grief journey so there may be newly bereved, those whose babies died many years ago or parents with young children.

 



    May 2018

    • Bereaved Mother's Day Morning Tea, 6th of May 2018

    Join us for a special gathering to honour the mother's we are. Bring along a photo and share your memories with us. Light refreshments provided. 

    Or get together with your family and friends for a morning or afternoon tea to celebrate and remember your baby. Sands has some funding available for regional areas to host a get together. Please contact the office for further details.

    • Mother's Day Card Exchange 2018

    We invite all mothers to participate in a Mother's Day card exchange and show support for each other. If you would like to send and receive a card, please send the following information to mothercardexchange@gmail.com by April 20th 2018

    Name, Postal address, names of children you wish included on the card.

    In return the details of another mother will be sent to you. When posting cards, please allow time for them to arrive before Mother's Day (6th of May) to ensure the Mother you have been paired with recives support on the day. Cards are to be written from one mother to another and include listed children's names. For further information please contact mothercardexchange@gmail.com or join the event on Facebook.

    • Newsletter Day - Thursday 31st May 2018 - 9.00am

    Sands House 505 Bowen Terrace, New Farm

    Come along and join other volunteer Sands parents for the morning, as you label and package the newsletter ready for posting to members. You are welcome to bring a plate to share. Tea and coffee is provided.

    Our volunteers who help out on newsletter day are at all stages on their grief journey so there may be newly bereved, those whos babies died many years ago or parents with young children.

    • National Volunteer Week, May 8th - 14th

    Each year Sands Queensland joins in the celebration for National Volunteer Week to recognise the contribution of our amazing volunteers. We invite you to help us show the importance of our volunteers by nominating a volunteer or sharing your own volunteer story. Join us at our online event or email us at events@sandsqld.org.au

    All nominated volunteers, and volunteers who share their story will recieve a Thank You Certificate from Sands Queensland and Volunteering Queensland which will displayed on our Facebook page.

     


      June 2018

      • #Sands Awareness Month

      Join Sands Queensland for the month of June and help us raise awareness of Sands support services. Let us ensure that no parent is alone. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to share the message and get involved.

       

      • Volunteer Day - Thursday 28th June 2018 - 9.00am

      Sands House 505 Bowen Terrace, New Farm

      Come along and join other volunteer Sands parents for the morning, as you help with general office duties. Preparing resources for posting, completing miscarriage pack, checking in library books, photocopying and lots of other jobs that keep Sands running smoothly. Tea and coffee is provided. You are welcome to bring a plate to share.

      Our volunteers who help out are at all stages on their grief journey so there may be newly bereved, those whose babies died many years ago or parents with young children.


        July 2018

        • Ride for Isabel - July 

        Founded by Curtis Pitt and his wife Kerry to honour the memory of their daughter Isabel, the ride aims to raise awareness and funds for Sands Queensland.

        Starting in 2010, the ride honours the memory of Mr Pitt’s baby daughter Isabel who was stillborn at 41 weeks in 2008.

        For more information, please visit the Ride for Isabel page.

        • Newsletter Day - Thursday 2nd August, 2018 

        Sands House 505 Bowen Terrace, New Farm

        Come along and join other volunteer Sands parents for the morning, as you label and package the newsletter ready for posting to members. You are welcome to bring a plate to share. Tea and coffee is provided.

        Our volunteers who help out on newsletter day are at all stages on their grief journey so there may be newly bereved, those whos babies died many years ago or parents with young children.

         


        August 2018

        • Volunteer Day - Thursday 30th August 2018 - 9.00am

        Sands House 505 Bowen Terrace, New Farm

        Come along and join other volunteer Sands parents for the morning, as you help with general office duties. Preparing resources for posting, completing miscarriage pack, checking in library books, photocopying and lots of other jobs that keep Sands running smoothly. Tea and coffee is provided. You are welcome to bring a plate to share.

        Our volunteers who help out on newsletter day are at all stages on their grief journey so there may be newly bereved, those whos babies died many years ago or parents with young children.

         

        • Bridge to Brisbane, 26th August 2018

        Run or walk the Bridge to Brisbane and raise awareness and funds for Sands Queensland, For more information on how to join, go to our event HERE or email events@sandsqld.org.au and visit bridgetobrisbaneday.com.au 

           



          September 2018

          • Annual General Meeting - TBA

               Further information HERE

           

          • Sunshine Coast Cycle Fest -  October 2018

             For more information and to register for the day, visit the official website for details.

           

          • Newsletter Day - Thursday 27th September 2018 - 9.00am

          • Sands House 505 Bowen Terrace, New Farm

            Come along and join other volunteer Sands parents for the morning, as you label and package the newsletter ready for posting to members. You are welcome to bring a plate to share. Tea and coffee is provided.

            Our volunteers who help out on newsletter day are at all stages on their grief journey so there may be newly bereved, those whos babies died many years ago or parents with young children.



            October 2018

            • Walk to Remember - 14th of Ocotober 2018

            Please join Sands Queensland this October to honour all of our babies and 'walk the steps they never got to take' plus help us raise some funds to continue supporting bereaved parents across Queensland.
            Walks will be held in: Brisbane, Cairns, Mackay Sunshine Coast and Townsville.

            Join the event on Facebok to keep updated Sands Queensland Walk to Remember

            • Wave of Light, October 15th 2018 - International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

            On October 15th no matter where you are, light a candle and leave it burn for 1 hour. If everyone did this across the Earth there would be a continuous Wave of Light to mark International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Day. Share your photos of your light with us on Facebook. 

            • Volunteer Day - Thursday 25th October 2018 - 9.00am

            Sands House 505 Bowen Terrace, New Farm

            Come along and join other volunteer Sands parents for the morning, as you help with general office duties. Preparing resources for posting, completing miscarriage pack, checking in library books, photocopying and lots of other jobs that keep Sands running smoothly. Tea and coffee is provided. You are welcome to bring a plate to share.

            Our volunteers who help out are at all stages on their grief journey so there may be newly bereved, those whose babies died many years ago or parents with young children.


            November 2018

            • Newsletter Day - Thursday 29th November 2018 - 9.00am

            Sands House 505 Bowen Terrace, New Farm

            Come along and join other volunteer Sands parents for the morning, as you label and package the newsletter ready for posting to members. You are welcome to bring a plate to share. Tea and coffee is provided.

            Our volunteers who help out on newsletter day are at all stages on their grief journey so there may be newly bereved, those whos babies died many years ago or parents with young children.

            • Volunteer Christmas Gathering - 

            Sands House, 505 Bowen Terrace New Farm. 


            This is a chance for our volunteers to spend some time together to reflect on 2017 and share thoughts over morning tea about how you approach the Christmas season.  Please RSVP by Monday 27th November to Kate at statemanager@sandsqld.org.au 

             


            December 2018

            • Christmas Memorial Service December 2018

              You are invited you to the annual Sands Queensland Brisbane Christmas Service.  The service will include Christmas service led by Rev Murray Fysh, a slide show of our babies, a craft activity, a collection of Christmas gifts for charity and an opportunity to spend time together afterwards and share afternoon tea.  

              Please note that this event is a church service and will include some Christian religious content. Merthyr Road Uniting prides itself on being a welcoming and inclusive community, and everyone is welcome.  If you have any concerns, or any queries about the event, please ring Kate Cowmeadow on 3254 3422 (Tues to Fri) or email statemanager@sandsqld.org.au

              Location: Merthyr Road Uniting Church, 52 Merthyr Rd, New Farm 4005  

              Slide show: If you would like to have your baby/babies included in the slide show, please send the details of your baby/babies you would like shown (eg name, dates, photo/image) to State Manager Kate Cowmeadow statemanager@sandsqld.org.au by 4pm on Thursday 1 December. 

              Christmas gift collection:  Each year Sands families contribute gifts for Christmas which are donated to a charity for distribution.   You might like to bring a gift suitable for a child who is a similar age as your baby would have been. Please leave gifts unwrapped as recipient charities need to check gift before distribution.    

               Afternoon tea:  Afternoon tea will be held after the service, please bring a plate to share. 

              RSVP:   to Kate Cowmeadow on 3254 3422 or email statemanager@sandsqld.org.au

               

            Please note that sometimes due to circumstances beyond our control dates may change and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.