PLANT AID BORN OF TRAGEDY
WHEN Amanda Morris’ friend suffered the tragedy of a stillbirth she was never going to sit idle through their grief and instead, got creative for a cause.
The Townsville woman is making and selling decorative plants at the Renegade Handmade Markets to raise money and awareness for the Stillbirth Foundation.
She officially launched the project, Kokedamas for Noah, at the weekend’s market and will sell more at the August 8 markets with all money made going towards the charity.
Ms Morris’ friends, based in NSW, were expecting their first child when they experienced a stillbirth on September 22 last year.
In honour of the baby they never got to meet, named Noah, friends, family and strangers rallied across the country and Ms Morris, a mental health nurse, reached out to North Queenslanders to help.
The plants are Japanese hanging plants known as kokedamas and range in styles from indoor or outdoor plants and herbs.
Plants range from $ 22-$ 35 and will be available at the next Renegade Handmade Market on August 8 at the Aitkenvale Primary School.
CREATIVE: Amanda Morris raises money for the Stillbirth Foundation at Renegade Handmade Markets.