Gil­lian gives back for Levi

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - South Perth -

WHEN Gil­lian de Graaf lost her baby Levi, she was amazed by the amount of support and help avail­able to her.

It was a dif­fi­cult preg­nancy and sadly on July 10, Mrs de Graaf’s lit­tle boy was still­born.

But peo­ple and support ser­vices sur­rounded the fam­ily and with their help she got through the next four months.

She said the support avail­able wasn’t even some­thing she knew of and that she now wants to help those who helped her.

To do this, the for­mer konga in­struc­tor will host a mega konga class at the South Perth Com­mu­nity Hall on Novem­ber 20.

Funds raised will go to Levi’s Gift, a non-profit that sup­ports be­reaved WA fam­i­lies.

Levi’s Gift raises funds to pro­vide Hug­gle Bears, which are re­cep­ta­cles for ashes, and Cud­dle Cats, which al­low fam­i­lies to hold their baby for longer by keep­ing the baby at an op­ti­mum tem­per­a­ture.

Pic­ture: David Baylis

Nigel and Gil­lian de Graaf with 17-month-old Brax­ton.

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