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Posted: 6 March,2011

North Queensland meet and greet trip

Last November, Vera Caltiabano (TCF President) and Lorraine Edgley (TCF committee member) undertook a ‘meet and greet’ trip to visit some of our country chapters in North Queensland. All members who they met were very welcoming and pleased to see them. Facilitators were keen to interact with the Brisbane office and were keen to pass on their thoughts and ideas. All members asked for more brochures from the office for distribution in…

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Posted: 4 January,2011

Wave of light keeps memories alive

There are some things that just cannot be fully understood unless you have experienced them: The death of a child is one such experience. But sharing that experience of loss is one way many parents deal with its emotional trauma. In what has become a worldwide rite, on Sunday 12 November, bereaved parents joined together for a candle lighting service to share their loss in a poignant yet healing ceremony. The annual Brisbane service is…

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Posted: 25 November,2010

Central Queensland meet and greet trip

Lyn Macklin (TCF Secretary) and husband Graham (retiring committee member) recently undertook a ‘meet and greet’ trip to visit some of our country chapters in Central Queensland. All members who they met were very welcoming and pleased to see them. Each contact was encouraged to visit our new website and to submit news items about their area. Facilitators were very keen to engage in training to help them in their role as…

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Posted: 21 November,2010

A Huge thank you to Mackay Chapter

The Compassionate Friends committee and members would like to express their sincere and heartfelt thanks to the members of our Mackay Chapter for holding another cent auction recently in Mackay and raising $1525.00 which they have so generously donated once again to TCF. This year Joy our Co-ordinator and her husband John, a committee member, travelled to Mackay to help with the auction. John and Joy extend their sincere thanks to Ann for…

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Posted: 27 October,2010

Sausage Sizzle Fundraiser

Volunteers turned up to help at another sausage sizzle at Bunnings in Cannon Hill on 9 October. It proved to be another great success and while the last one raised the most funds ever from a sausage sizzle, this one raised even more – it must have been the rainy day which brought all the hungry people out, after doing their shopping and smelling those onions! Thank you again to Vera who organised it, and all the volunteers who turned up to…

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