Charlee's Basket pilot program commences in Victoria

The Royal Womens Hospital September 2018 1

Sands Australia is pleased to announce that our pilot program to distribute bereavement care packages to hospitals, announced earlier in the year, will commence in Victoria to coincide with October 15 - Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.

Each care package contains self-care focused products and memory-making items for baby.

“October 15 is an important event focusing on honouring and remembering babies who’ve died, but it’s also an opportunity for us to turn our attention to bereaved parents and to talk about how we can better support them at such a time of anguish,” said Sands’ Care Packages Manager, Shaye Woodhouse*.

“All of the products in this basket are intended to remind bereaved mums to take care and know that they are not alone,” she said.

“We want them to know that Sands is here to walk alongside them and that we have a community who will remember their baby and provide compassion, support and understanding if they need it.”
“It’s our way of showing families that they are cared for, acknowledged and that they and their babies matter.”

*Ms Woodhouse founded Charlee’s Basket in memory of her baby daughter, Charlee, who was stillborn in 2015.

Pic: our Care Packages Manager, Shaye Woodhouse, proudly delivering our first round of packages to Head of Bereavement at The Royal Women's Hospital in Melbourne, Sharon Kirsopp.