Hope Bereavement 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.

2019 Walk of Hope

What a wonderful day! Over 200 people walking in memory of their beloved child or loved one came out to share this experience. THANK YOU to all who have volunteered either their time, expertise, food, or equipment to help this day come together here in Geelong. A special thankyou to our event organiser, Maree Burn,... Read more

APCO Foundation Donates to Hope

Today we met with the wonderful board members of the to talk about the work Hope does. APCO have provided Hope with an incredibly generous $20,000 donation to continue our work. We cannot thank them enough.   Sharon and Jill from APCO Foundation handing the cheque to Board member extraordinaire Pam Virgona. Read more

Live Stream – Dr Rob Gordon – Trauma, Grief and Post-traumatic Growth Following Suicide

Wednesday 9th October 7pm   There will be a live stream of Dr Rob Gordon as he delivers his talk on trauma, grief and post-traumatic growth at Support After Suicide, Melbourne Office. You can view it on a computer, laptop, tablet or phone. The lives stream will be through Zoom. There are two options: Zoom:... Read more

Hope want your feedback!

Hope Service Evaluation We believe that your feedback – good or bad – is essential to improving the services that Hope Bereavement Care offers. Tell us what was good and what could be improved, say thanks or call for change Please note that: Your participation is voluntary. You do not have to participate in this... Read more

Walk of Hope – Sunday 13th October 2019

Date: Sunday 13th October 2019 Time: 10.00am to 2.00pm At: Rippleside Park, Geelong The Geelong Walk of Hope commemorates Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. After a brief ceremony to remember their precious children who have died, family and friends will walk along the Geelong waterfront from Rippleside Park to Cunningham Pier and back (4... Read more

2019 Support After Suicide Charity Luncheon

Monday 9th September  93 people attended the 3rd 2019 Support After Suicide (SAS) Charity Luncheon presented in conjunction with the Geelong & District Freemasons, raising over $14,000. All the proceeds from this event go to funding Hope SAS Service, directly supporting suicide awareness, prevention and bereavement. We have many people to thank, in particular our... Read more

Hope, for the Future

Hope launch our major Fundraiser and your help is needed A sudden and unexpected death is devastating – lives are changed forever. Grief can lead to feelings of disbelief, guilt, loneliness, fear, anxiety and helplessness and physical symptoms like sleeplessness. Over time, and with Hope’s support people can slowly begin to live their lives again.... Read more

Support After Suicide Charity Luncheon

Monday 9th September 2019  12pm – 2pm The Dome Geelong Library & Heritage Centre, Lt Malop St, Geelong Guest Speakers:  Justin Giddings: CEO, Avalon Airport and Donna Bowman: Founder, Those Left Behind. Inquiries or Ticket Bookings.  Hope Office 03 4215 3358 or book here Read more

2019 Hope Charity Sports Breakfast

Stan Alves & Hope Bereavement Care invite you to our 2019 Charity Sports Breakfast. WHEN: Tuesday 30th April 2019, 7:00am until 8:30am WHERE:  Captains Room, GMHBA Stadium, Geelong GUEST SPEAKERS: Past player Tom Lonergan on ‘Life After Football’ AFLW Rising Star nominee Olivia Purcell 2019 Rookies INVESTMENT: $85 for a hot cooked breakfast or $800 for a table of... Read more

Stillbirth Research and Education Report

The Senate Select Committee on Stillbirth Research and Education tabled its report earlier this month.  See REPORT Read more