SandsQ Butterfly




SandsQ Butterfly is a resource for newly bereaved parents to support, guide and help them capture precious memories of their baby’s short life.

To keep updated on Butterfly events, donations and fundraising, please follow us on Facebook at SandsQ Butterfly.

Each bag is lovingly handmade by parent volunteers at Sands Queensland and contains – a keepsake blanket, wash cloth, ink less print kit, Certificate of Life and matching print certificate, Memory booklet and pen, along with Sands support brochures including the brochure ‘Moments’ written by parents for parents.

Butterfly is donated to hospitals across Queensland thanks to the hard work of volunteers and the generosity of parents sponsoring the program. Anyone can sponsor Butterfly and have a bag donated in loving memory of a baby by following this link;


Along with the memory bag, volunteers are also making clothing and blankets for babies who have died, to further extend the support offered to newly bereaved parents. Sands Queensland has set guidelines and patterns that are used to ensure the suitability for these delicate babies. If you would like to contribute, patterns can be found at Guidelines and Patterns

February is the Butterfly Charity Drive and is an opportunity for individuals and groups to take the pledge and make Butterfly their chosen charity for February. To find out more go to the ‘Butterfly Charity Drive‘ tab.

If you would like to become involved in the project please contact Lyndell at for more information or to join our online crafters group.






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