What do you have to do?
Download Sands Queensland I LOVE beCAUSE sign or make your own.
Take a photo of yourself holding up a poster that reads I LOVE Sands Queensland because (why you love them).
Upload the photo to either Instagram or Twitter or post it onto the Everyday Hero Facebook wall. Remember to tag @everydayhero and #IlovebeCAUSE so your entry appears on the global ‘Wall of Love’. If you also tag your photo with #SandsQld we will reshare on Instagram (@SandsQueensland) and add to our album on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SandsQld).
Guest post by Sands Queensland volunteer Lyndell Price, whose daughter Charlotte was stillborn.
I volunteer with Sands Queensland because I love my daughter. The love I have for her had nowhere to go, no baby to care for, no parties to plan, no cute outfits to wear. So for me, I pour that love into making a commitment to something that I know, first hand that makes a difference to parents whose child has died.
From the very beginning I needed to do something practical, so I made the commitment to come into the main office and help one day a week. That day gave me something to look forward to and an opportunity to step out of the house and focus on something other than the pain I was feeling. What I also found was it gave me the opportunity to meet other parents, to talk about my experience, listen to others and know that the grief I was feeling was completely normal. Grief comes from love, and I loved my daughter Charlotte very much. It was ok to keep on loving her.
I have been volunteering at Sands Queensland for just over 3 years now. In that time I have met many wonderful people and made life long friends. Through the support I have received, lesson I have learned from them and watching the amazing way their love for their baby drives them to give back I have grown as a person and found something for the first time in my life that I am truly passionate about. It is an organisation and a family I am proud to be part of. I love Sands Queensland because it is a place I can love my daughter and use that love to help other parents.
What do you love about Sands Queensland?
Thank you to all who participated. Sands Queensland came third and received a $500 donation from Everyday Hero.
Here are our entrants