Precious Wings co-founder Kerry Gordon featured in Metro North Community News ️ 'The charity, co-founded by Kerry and Kirstie, helps families faced with the loss of a
baby or child by supplying memory boxes containing gifts such as ‘forget me not’ seeds, scented candles, teddy bears and picture frames.
Nearly four years since its conception, Precious Wings has grown to cater to more than 15 facilities, including Redcliffe and Caboolture Hospitals, Hummingbird House and RBWH Cancer Care Services, where boxes are given to the children of parents dying of cancer.
The busy Brisbane nurse said the charity was producing an average of 42 memory boxes a month, with sobering peaks of up to 80 a month.
The charity even fields frequent requests for boxes from the United States.
“I wish they weren’t being used, it blows me away how many families are going through this loss,” Kerry said.
“You don’t realise the sheer numbers. Even hospital staff are shocked by those numbers.
“But this is something small we can do, and if we can help one family have the best possible experience they can with no regrets then it is a wonderful thing.
“You only have one opportunity to make these memories and if we can help then that is amazing.”
Precious Wings relies heavily on community support, corporate donations and fundraising activities such as their annual fundraising luncheon. Learn more at https://www.preciouswings.org' - 11 hours ago