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In Celebration

A Gift That Keeps Giving

If you’re celebrating a special occasion like an engagement, wedding, anniversary or birthday, why not consider asking your guests to make a donation to the Gidget Foundation in lieu of gifts?

It’s the perfect way to celebrate that special milestone, and at the same time support the emotional wellbeing of expectant and new parents. Simply email fundraising@gidgetfoundation.org.au to detail your celebration and we’ll be in touch!

Sarah and Nathan chose to support Gidget Foundation Australia in celebration of their wedding, as it is a cause close to their hearts.

Having experienced perinatal anxiety herself, Sarah truly understands the vital importance of providing appropriate, caring support to the many mothers who suffer in silence.

Sarah and Nathan, who are now a beautiful blended family, consider themselves blessed in many ways.

So, they decided to support our work in lieu of a wedding wishing well or presents, letting their guests know how important our work is to them.

Supporting Gidget Foundation Australia in this way is a truly special and meaningful contribution in so many ways.

Nathan and I feel an immense amount of satisfaction and joy to be able to give back and help others who are experiencing perinatal mental illness, as well as raising awareness with our loved ones and our community. Being able to raise this money for Gidget Foundation Australia has made the best day of our lives even more special.

Sarah Cross

“I was introduced to the Gidget Foundation when I was pregnant with my first child. I was shocked and saddened to hear Gidget’s story. Perinatal anxiety and depression is a cause I had heard little to nothing about and so, when planning my baby shower I decided that I would ask my guests to donate to the foundation in lieu of gifts. In doing this I was able to do two things, raise money and most importantly raise awareness and get people talking about the mental health of new parents. Most of my guests had never heard of this cause and were very happy to contribute and learn more via a small leaflet I handed out. Many of them continued the conversation with their friends and families. The amount of money I raised wasn’t enormous but the impact of opening up a dialogue on a topic otherwise unspoken about was far-reaching.”

Sophie Henderson-Smart