Cold Cot for Cairns Base

The Sands Queensland team in Cairns has been busy this year fundraising to purchase a cold cot cooling system for the Cairns Base Hospital.

Cuddle Cot System photo from
Cuddle Cot System photo from

A cold cot cooling system is a small unit that can be placed inside any bassinette or cot to keep a baby that has died cool. This enables bereaved parents to extend the time they have with their precious baby. Time they can spend creating memories and spending time as a family before they say their final goodbye. This time is a crucial part of the grief process.

The team has been overwhelmed by the response they have had, with just under $2500 dollars raised so far. On Monday May 5th the Maternity ward at Cairns Base Hospital are holding a sausage sizzle fundraiser for International Midwives’ Day with all proceeds generously donated towards the cot.

Dedicated Sands members have set up individual fundraising pages through EveryDay Hero and are participating in events to ensure this purchase becomes a reality.

If you would like to show your support for the purchase of a cold cot



You can also donate towards the cold cot by supporting individuals from the Cairns Team.

Kate Minto – In memory of Fletcher John                             DONATE NOW

Nerissa Healy – In memory of Milaya                                     DONATE NOW

Rachelle Johnson – In memory of Charlotte and Sharee    DONATE NOW

Melissa Zaini – In memory of Harry                                        DONATE NOW


Sands support meetings and events in Cairns can be found   HERE.



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