Hair shave for a cause

Having seen & felt the impact of stillbirth loss when her friends lost their baby Kalani, Ruth wanted to make a change to reduce stillbirth. So, she decided to fundraise for stillbirth research by shaving her gorgeous curly hair. On her birthday. This incredible gesture not only raised over $3k (when her goal was $1,500) but reminded Kalani’s parents that their baby girl is remembered and missed by others.

A picture is worth a thousand words, so please do check out these before and afters:

Afternoon Lunch @ Toronto Royal Motor Yacht Club

This event combined the enjoyment of food, drink, raffles, a fashion parade and outdoor games with a view to top it all off!

This fundraising event saw support from local businesses donating prizes as well as individuals donating their time and services to make this day a rollicking success.

The day was a fitting way to remember Taylor, stillborn in 2005 and raised over $5,500 for stillbirth research and prevention.

Feel free to view pics from the day if you’re looking for your own fundraising ideas:

 

Ladies Afternoon Tea – October 15th

This fundraising event was organised by Nicole and Amy to honour their babies, both lost this year, and to remember all babies on International Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance day.

The high tea event at Cambewarra Estate was a chance for over 100 like minded women to get together in a beautiful venue and included a wealth of knowledge and experience from a number of guest speakers. With support from a range of local businesses and suitably fitting weather to enjoy the venue, the day looked simply spectacular.

Proceeds from the day raised $2,800 for stillbirth research and has ignited a supportive community for stillparents in the region through the formation of a support group. We are honoured to have been included in the fundraising from this event and so proud of the inroads these women are making in the community. You can read more about their work in this news article from the South Coast Register

View pics and get some inspiration below:

 

Open Garden

On Saturday 30 September & Sunday 1 October Edwina was generous enough to open her house and gardens to the public for a wonderful fundraising venture. The proceeds of entry, plant sales, raffles, stalls and sausage sizzle were donated to charity and Stillbirth Foundation was one such fortunate recipient.

366 people attended the open over the two days which was doubly impressive given that one of these days was grand final day!

The event raised over $2,100 to support stillbirth research and we are truly grateful. You can view pics of the event and check out the beautiful grounds below.

Muddy Hell Kids Challenge

In July of 2016 baby Kane John was stillborn. This year his eldest brother Kale decided to enter a mud run and thought it would be a great opportunity to fundraise and raise awareness about stillbirth. He was not to enter this challenge alone however and was joined by his younger sister Maddison, cousins Charlotte, Tayla and Ava along side him and a family friend Benji.

Together these young legends raised over $1k and completed a challenge that included oodles of mud, proving that you are never to young or too little to make a difference. View pics from the day below.

Pink Day @ St Brigid’s Catholic College

Mum Ashlee has helped raise awareness and funds for stillbirth research by arranging a fundraising day at her work, a high school.

The whole community got involved by wearing mufti (with pink being the signature colour!) for which they donated a gold coin. The day included cake stalls and a sausage sizzle with proceeds being donated to stillbirth research in the name of her baby Milo Lily who was stillborn in March this year.

Not only did this event raise over $1,800 it helped to shine a light on an issue that everyone needs to know about so we can work to prevent it.

View pics of the day below:

Ladies Day in the Swan Valley

On the 19th August the fabulous  Day in the Swan Valley tour kicked off.

With amazing stops on the way and samples galore, the day raised funds for Stillbirth Foundation Australia through ticket sales for the days, raffles, door prizes and donations.

The day was a beautiful way to remember Harper and raise awareness of stillbirth.

View photos from the day here:

 

Resilience Gymnastics In-house Comp Fundraiser

Resilience Gymnastics College in Melbourne Victoria came up with a truly creative way to honour baby Maksim and raise funds for Stillbirth Foundation in June this year. They cleverly hosted an In-house competition!

Through this event they were able to raise a whopping $4,788 and spread awareness about stillbirth to parents of students and the wider community. Thank you so much for your support!

 

Wonderwomen rock ROC

On May 13th these 19 wondermums travelled from the GC to Brisbane to participate in the ROC Race (Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge). This is 5km of ‘fun’ obstacles which they completed in brilliant wonderwomen suits!

They decided to raise funds for stillbirth research and honour Luca, who would have been 7 on the 14th May.
They raised over $1300 and from the looks of this photo absolutely nailed the event.

HBF Run for a Reason

On May 28, 2017 Carlee and the indomitable Team Nate, ran HBF Run for a Reason for the second year. Carlee actually participated the year prior, pregnant with the little one who this year, got to check out the scenery!

Think a marathon has to be no gruelling?….check out these pics to see that can also be fun. #GoTeamNate