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Precious Wings Luncheon 2018 - This DO has finished

Precious Wings Luncheon 2018
 13 Oct, 2018 - 13 Oct, 2018
 Sat 12:00pm - Sat 4:30pm
 81 North Quay
  Brisbane, QLD

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We would love you to join us for this year’s Luncheon. Our luncheon is the most important source of income we have to enable us to continue to support bereaved families for the coming year and expand our service to include as many families in Queensland as possible.

We are trying really hard to raise $80,000 which will enable us to achieve the following:

  • Provide 1,000 memory boxes to bereaved families including expansion to the more regional and remote areas of Queensland

  • Hold monthly support groups in multiple locations combined with memory box making, facilitated by a qualified counsellor

  • Provide education sessions to health professionals, students, funeral homes and crematoriums about how to care for bereaved families and how to use our memory boxes

  • Provide 1,500 miscarriage memory bags for families experiencing early pregnancy loss

We are expecting 400 guests for an afternoon of high quality food, champagne, entertainment, guest speakers and exciting auctions; as well as some moments of reflection for the families that Precious Wings supports. The event will be hosted by ‘Those Two Girls’, who have been our MC’s for the past three years.

The event will be held at the new W Hotel on North Quay. The new W Hotel (part of the Starwood Group and with an outstanding reputation worldwide) will be the first of its kind in Australia and is a new interpretation of modern luxury overlooking the Brisbane river.

Last year’s event was an overwhelming success. Help us make this year an even larger event and surpass last year’s fundraising total.

Dress code:  Cocktail

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This is an over 18's event, we are sorry, children are not able to attend.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email info@preciouswings.org with any questions.

What's the refund policy?

Refunds are available until the 5th October, after this date refunds are no longer available.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You can bring the electronic version of your tickets on your smart device.

How can I book a table of 10 when don't have the names of all attending?

Book the table of 10, using your name in each attendee field and no dietary requirements. You can log back in later to update the names and the dietary requirements.

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At Precious Wings we are passionate about helping families who are faced with the devastating loss of their child. We supply Memory Boxes to hospitals in Brisbane and the Gold Coast and these are given to families who lose a baby, of any gestation, and to families who lose a child up to the age of 16, regardless of cause of death. We also supply miscarriage memory bags to early pregnancy units and emergency departments and provide free education sessions to hospital staff about caring for bereaved families. We have also recently started donating memory boxes to families where an adult is dying or has died, especially if there are children involved. We work with palliative care services in the hospital and the community and donate memory boxes to funeral homes and directly to families. The creation of Precious Wings was driven by the experience of the loss of our own babies and the strong belief that similarly bereaved families would benefit greatly from the support and comfort that the receipt of memory boxes would provide. We never imagined just how much those families would appreciate that support. The positive feedback has been overwhelming. Unfortunately, the need is great and our capacity is limited. Precious Wings currently relies heavily on community support, corporate donations and our own fundraising activities to maintain the service to hospitals and families. Also, many of our donations come from families who have received one of our memory boxes or from their own family or friends who have seen the comfort they provide. We are the only charity we know of that donates memory boxes to hospitals when older children or adults pass away. We donate them to Emergency Departments, Paediatric Intensive Care Units, Children’s wards and Palliative Care Services. In particular, we work with the palliative care teams at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital and Gold Coast so they can provide our boxes when they first meet families whose child has sadly been given a terminal diagnosis. The boxes support nurses and social workers to start important conversations and provide a means for the family to start making memories early while their child is still alive.

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