Hope Bereavement Care Events and News

Keep up to date with the events and news of Hope Bereavement Care and its partners and supporters.

Hope Bereavement Care offers confidential support and care of bereaved parents and families following the sudden or unexpected death of a child or adult. For more information contact Hope Bereavement Care.

Offering free, qualified bereavement support to any person in the greater Geelong region.

Greif week

“Grief is something that will affect us all at some point in our lives, yet there is still much taboo about the human experience of bereavement” The MISSON of ‘National Grief Week’ is to change this! JOIN US as we start a grief movement. As part of GRIEF WEEK 2024 we will be running a... Read more

Pulse FM Radio Interviews

THE PULSE FM – 94.7 Men’s Bereavement – Ben Dodds and Greg Roberts   Partner Bereavement – Christine Rawson and Helen Cox   Baby loss –  Catharina Dumaresq   Suicide Bereavement – Annie Norris and Kim Edgar   Talking about and living with bereavement – Christine Rawson   Managing Special Events and Anniversaries – Annie... Read more

International Overdose Awareness Day – Hope collaborates with Barwon Health in the creation of a Video for Health and Community Services impacted by overdose death

International Overdose Awareness Day is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind. The campaign raises awareness of overdose, which is one of the world’s worst public health crises, and stimulates action and discussion about evidence-based overdose... Read more

Thanks to all those who supported Hope last year

Hope is an organisation build by the Geelong Community over 35 years ago, and is still supported by this community. To our major supporters over the last 12 months, to all those who donated their time, energy and expertise, and to those who come to our events, set up crowd raisers in memory of their... Read more

Support After Suicide Event: Connecting Music and Emotions with Glenn McDonald

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2022 Charity Sports Breakfast

On behalf of Hope Bereavement Care’s chair Dr. Bernard Jenner OAM, Hope Patron Keith Fagg OAM and the Hope Board, we would like to invite you to our 2022 Charity Sport Breakfast. Date:                             Tuesday 5th April, 2022 Time:                            7.00am to 8.30am Venue:                         ... Read more

Community Fundraising – Ryan Gatgens Golf Day

In 2021,  Daniel Driscol and some mates decided to have a Golf Day in memory of their friend Ryan Gatgens, who tragically died in 2019. This swelled to a Fundraising event that attracted 240 golfers, many incredible local sponsors and was supported by the Bellarine community to the tune of a $55,000 donation to Hope... Read more

Annual General Meeting and Annual Report

On Saturday October 23rd, Hope had its AGM for the 2020-2021 period. It is with great pleasure that we present to you the 2021 Hope Bereavement Care Annual Report. We are passionate to serve those in the community, who are so vulnerable following the sudden and unexpected death of a loved one. It takes a... Read more

Hope AGM 2020-2021

Hope Bereavement Care will be holding its AGM on Saturday 24t October 2021 9.30am via Zoom. This year Hope will not have guest speakers or networking as a part of the event and are hopeful to invite Stakeholders to an event early in the year to update Hope activities. The Annual Report will be available... Read more

Updated Resources for and about young people impacted by a suicide death.

We have updated our Kids Grieve Too, Youth Resources. Supporting Young People – Resource Map: This factsheet was done in partnership with Jesuit Social Services and Standby, and provides links and resources for professionals working with young people impacted by a suicide death. Grief after suicide – Young people:  This Factsheet was written for young... Read more