Memorial Service for Remembrance of Pregnancy and Child Loss.
Over the past 6 years we have conducted the White Butterfly Memorial Service on the Saturday prior to
the “International Wave of Light”.15 th October. Lights of Love a worldwide lighting of candles,
circumnavigate the globe beginning at 7pm in each respective time zone. At the White Butterfly event,
we provide the opportunity for personal reflection with candle lighting, which is gifted and relit at 7pm on
the 15 th October. White Butterfly is the only annual event of its kind on the North West Coast and has
always been well attended. We are delighted, this year our Guest Speaker will be Gina Mahnken. Gina
will be speaking of her own personal journey through loss, grief and healing.
This year we have invited SIDS & Kids (Tasmanian team), as our honorary guests. We will be hearing
from them about the ongoing support, through education and various services they provide to families.
All family members are most welcome to attend this community event, and a pre-school crèche will be
available. Afternoon tea will be served at conclusion of the service and small gift will be provided to every
We understand, there are many community members who have been adversely affected by the loss of a
child prematurely and therefore we have committed to holding this annual Memorial Service, to enable
people to come along and give expression to their grief in a supportive, friendly and non-judgemental