Hon­our­ing bubs taken too soon

Walk to re­mem­ber in­fants

NewsMail - - NEWS - EMMA REID JOUR­NAL­IST emma.reid@news-mail.com.au

TAK­ING the steps their ba­bies could not, par­ents, fam­ily and friends will walk to hon­our their chil­dren on Sun­day.

Each Oc­to­ber, Sands Queens­land holds a Walk to Re­mem­ber to “walk the steps our ba­bies never got to take”.

It will be a day to come to­gether to re­mem­ber the ba­bies who were still­born or lost in early in­fancy.

Bund­aberg’s walk will take place at the Bald­win Swamp Con­ser­va­tion Park from 9am.

The re­gion’s or­gan­is­ers Anne Shep­herd and Kelly Austin are en­cour­ag­ing the com­mu­nity to show sup­port and go along.

Mrs Austin lost her son T.G pre­ma­turely and with hus­band Troy she es­tab­lished T.G’s Le­gacy in mem­ory of their son.

“This is a day to come to­gether to re­mem­ber our ba­bies and find sup­port with other be­reaved par­ents,” Mrs Austin said.

“The event will in­clude a memo­rial ser­vice, where you will be in­vited to come and say your baby’s name, a but­ter­fly re­lease and a sym­bolic walk to take the steps our ba­bies could not.”

Mrs Austin said the morn­ing was open to ev­ery­one and said to pack a

This is a day to come to­gether to re­mem­ber our ba­bies.

pic­nic lunch and en­joy the beau­ti­ful gar­dens with the but­ter­flies.

There will be a cof­fee van on site help­ing to raise money for the Sands foun­da­tion, as well as cold drinks and wrist­bands for sale.

“There will be morn­ing tea at the end by gold coin do­na­tion and a colour­ing-in com­pe­ti­tion with prizes,” she said.

“Please bring along your hats, water bot­tles and cam­eras to cap­ture the gor­geous but­ter­flies be­ing re­leased in hon­our of our chil­dren.”

The event starts at 9am, regis­tra­tion opens at 8.30am and en­try is the main en­trance, 800m down Que Hee St.

For more in­for­ma­tion, go to SandsQ Walk to Re­mem­ber, Bund­aberg, on Face­book.


RE­MEM­BER: Go along to the Bund­aberg Sands walk.

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