A day for remembering

The annual Remembrance Day enables families, volunteers and staff to come together to remember all the special children who have died.

For many families, Remembrance Day is an opportunity to honour and remember their child in a supported space with others who can understand some of their journey.

This year’s theme of snowflakes reflected on grief being a unique and individual journey, as well as snowflakes all bearing their own unique qualities just as the children that were being remembered had.

More than 200 families attended the service at the Malvern Town Hall. Parents and siblings were involved in the service through the sharing of reflections, blessings and through song. The balloon release after the service on the Very Special Kids lawn was a highlight and a way for parents to remember the children.

Children who spent time in the craft room with an amazing group of volunteers enjoyed making snow globes and a variety of snowflakes along with origami, playdough and story time.

Special thanks to Stonnington Council for the use of Malvern Town Hall, as well as the many staff and volunteers who help make such an important day happen.