The 2017 TCF QUIZ NIGHT was once again held at The CITY OF BELMONT RSL. We had 12 tables of 8 in attendance and everyone had an enjoyable evening, with most people taking home prizes from the raffles. On the evening a plaque was presented to Sharon and Ian for their contribution throughout the years towards our raffles and without their support the Quiz nights would not be as successful as they have been.
A Visit From Our Founder
The Compassionate Friends Australia and Western Australia had the pleasure of the company of our founder Cannon Simon Stephens who visited with all the Chapters in Australia in 2015.
On Wednesday evening 20th May we held an event at City West Lotteries House and there were around fifty guests who all enjoyed the talk that Simon gave and were enthralled by his insight, compassion and understanding of the lack of interest given to bereavement worldwide especially the death of a child.
I had many comments from members about being privileged to have been a part of the evening event, so we here at TCF WA are comforted by the hope that what Simon displayed in his message for all of those bereaved parents struggling with their very personal grief and loss was heard.
I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of those amazing people who volunteered their time and energy to support the evening it would not have been the success it was without you all. To Barbara one of our Board members and a bereaved parent who courageously stood up and told her story on her beautiful daughter Faye’s 21st Birthday. Thank you so much, you are truly an amazing woman and Mother. To hear Barbara’s story, play the video on the right.
“The hard work of grieving occurs best when people empathise fully with the bereaved, allowing them to talk freely. This happens at The Compassionate Friends.” -Founder Canon Simon
Sunday March 8th, 2015- WALK OF REMEMBRANCE
The Walk of Remembrance that is held in March each year was held once again at Burswood Childrens’ Memorial Park on Sunday March 8th 2015
There was a wonderful turnout, we had members old and new and Shannon from Pregnancy Loss Australia was kind enough to come along and bring some information on PLA and the wonderful work they do. The weather was perfect and we all got to enjoy our burgers and sausages that were kindly donated to us by Mondos butchers in Inglewood (I had to go and get some more as soon as I got home- my daughters loved them!) We received so many kind donations and everyone did such a great job with getting sponsored, Corey and Cassandra Campbell raised an amazing $460 in memory of their daughter Angel Nevaeh. We managed to raise over $2300 and we are so thankful for your help.
Sunday 14th December, 2014 – Candlelight Memorial Service
Members of The Compassionate Friends of WA got together at the St Georges Cathedral in Perth for the Annual Candlelight Memorial Service. We all brought in a photograph of our loved ones to be put on display at the front of the cathedral .
The service began and I am sure there wasn’t a dry eye in the cathedral after the beautiful speech by Alison, our President. The names of our children were then read aloud and we were invited to come and light a candle in their honour.
It was so wonderful to have so many of our members together to share this special day and we hope to see more in the future.
Sunday May 11th, 2014 – MOTHER’S DAY MORNING TEA
Members of The Compassionate Friends of WA got together at the Place of Reflection in Kings Park on Mother’s Day. We had a walk in the lovely garden nearby followed by morning tea provided by TCF.
As some of you may know, TCF WA is part of the Place of Reflection Consortium composed of five organisations, which in 2005 began to seek funding and a location for a place of contemplation. The Place of Reflection was officially inaugurated in 2011 and is a special space for individuals handling loss as it promotes healing and reflection in a beautiful natural setting.
Sunday March 30th, 2014 at 9:30am – WALK OF REMEMBRANCE
The walk of remembrance that is held in March each year was held once again at Burswood Childrens’ Memorial Park on Sunday March 30th at 9:30am.
Although there were not many people at the walk it was a successful day. The weather stayed fair for the walk and we had a very social barbeque. The walk also serves as a fundraiser for The Compassionate Friends and those who raised money through sponsorship did a wonderful job. The full amount of money that was raised through sponsorship and kind donations was just over 1,000 dollars. This is wonderful news for TCF and all its members because it helps us keep our office open at least one more month.