Tea to Remember SANDS fundraiser
Pomodoros on Obi Obi – Maleny
Belinda Kelly-Mandalis organised an event to help support several families whom had experienced
still birth. One had come as far as Roma and others experience had happened long ago, but were
searching for something to remember their child. Many local businesses donated generously
towards the auction to raise funds for SANDS.
Angel Bears were embroidered with names of babies who have recently passed and ones that would
even be 12yrs old by now. Some were even hat minding during the silent auction bidding.
Sparkles on the sweet treats from the gloriously gorgeous high tea, were spread on and over babies
and small children.
Bubbles and birds on the viewing deck were loved by the small children – Ella, Ruby, Bodhi and
Waiting till the end of the festivities, outside on the lawn, close family stayed with the mothers who
were part of the White Dove Release.
When the birds were held in hands. The music opened the ceremony. Paul Cardall’s emotion filled
soundtrack of Gracie’s Theme stirred emotions and resonated with the moment. In the change of
tempo, the dove reading was announced, with the releasing of the doves following. The happy faces
lifted up watching the birds fly up into the sky. With the relief of the heaviness, came tears and hugs
and a white keepsake feather.