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Sands memorial services

Memorial services are considered to be occasions when bereaved parents can gather to celebrate the lives of their babies. The services can be particularly appropriate if parents were not able to hold a funeral or memorial service for their baby.

Sands Queensland holds memorial services in Brisbane and across regional Queensland at various times of the year.

Walk to Remember 

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International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day (IPIL)

Each year around October 15th Sands Queensland holds a Walk to Remember to "Walk the steps our babies never got to take."

Currently walks are held in Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Mackay and Townsville and they are a lovely time for families to remember their babies, light a candle, and release a butterfly.

Christmas Service

Each year Sands Queensland holds a number of Christmas services throughout the state.

A tradition in Brisbane is for parents to buy a present, for the age their baby would have been, and place it under the Christmas tree. These presents are then donated to charity to help another child at Christmas.

Siblings also decorate paper ornaments with messages and pictures for their brothers and/or sisters, these are then hung on the tree.

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Toowoomba Sands - Rock of Remembrance 

Date

Every three months, on the last Friday of the month (February, June, October)

Time

2.00pm

Address

Garden of Remembrance Ruthven St South, Toowoomba

Details

Services includes the placement of babies’ ashes at the Rock. Family and friends are invited to take part in the service.

For further information please contact: Karen Hinrichsen on (07) 4635 4866 or Loretta Callaghan on (07) 4633 3835

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Townsville Sands

Mothers Day Service 

Date

Saturday prior to Mothers Day

Time

5.30 pm

Address

Anderson Park (Thomas Street end, opposite the Mater Hospital on Fulham Rd)

Details

Townsville Sands in co-operation with The Townsville Health Service District and The Mater Hospitals hold memorial services.

For further information please contact: Marie on (07) 4774 6521(ah) or (07)4775 5957 (w)

Christmas Service 

Date

Last Saturday in November

Time

6.00pm

Address

Anderson Park (Thomas Street end, opposite the Mater Hospital on Fulham Rd)

Details

Townsville Sands in co-operation with The Townsville Health Service District and The Mater Hospitals hold memorial services.

For further information please contact: Marie on (07) 4774 6521(ah) or (07)4775 5957 (w)