A Look Back - June 2014


The highlights of June were the announcement of our first workshop for parents, a grant to Parents of Prems and the launch of our Messages of Thanks page. The workshop and grant would not have been possible without the support of our community who took part in HBF Run for a Reason, thank you!

Workshops will be held monthly on various topics that we think will interest our community.  Our first workshop on the 30th July is entitled 'Issues facing 0-5 year olds born with respiratory distress'. Please click here to register.

Parents of Prems provide care packages for parents of premature babies.  The grant will cover approximately 20% of costs for the next six months to ensure all parents of babies born micro or extremely prematurely at King Edward Memorial Hospital receive these wonderful care packages.

Our 'Messages of Thanks' page was launched with a beautiful poem of thanks contributed by Krystle L. We would love you to keep sending us you messages so that the community understands the depth of our gratitude. You can submit your thanks here

Our Toddler Tuesdays activities are in full swing now, so if you are keen for ideas to keep them active. take a look at the blog here.

Community Conversations

Facebook has seen us jump to 750 likes, and the community is taking advantage of the forum to share. Here are a few of those conversations.

Donations of Premmie Clothes

Mums have generously offered donations of premmie clothes to the community. If you would like to donate or be on the list for donations, please do not hesitate to contact us. Alternatively, the Women and Infants Research Foundation appreciates donations of clothing for their Op Shop at King Edward Memorial Hospital. 

Sharing Updates and Memories

Families are starting to share photos of their little ones growing up. A family also shared a touching celebration of their baby boy who is no longer with us.

Family and Friends - Providing Support

We asked for input for a new page for our website "Family and Friends - Providing Support".  Theresa M said "I know for us having my family rally around and take over the smallest tasks like walking the dogs and leaving us cooked dinners, cleaning the house etc was a big help because it freed us up to be with our baby for longer periods of time". We would love more of this feedback as we develop our page. Please email admin@tinysparkswa.org.au with your tips and ideas.

Thanks for the Support

Thanks to Bunnings Claremont for supporting our Bake Sale on the 7th June. Although shoppers seemed few and far between that day, we appreciated the opportunity.

Coming Up

31st July - Workshop: Issues facing 0-5 year olds born with respiratory distress

Dr Veena Judge presents a workshop entitled 'Issues facing 0-5 year olds born with respiratory distress'. Dr Judge is a very experienced and well respected paediatric respiratory and sleep physician. She is looking forward to tailoring the workshop to suit the attendees concerns and background. You are welcome to list those concerns as part of the registration process. Click here to register.

8-10th August - PBC Expo

The annual Pregnancy, Babies & Children's Expo is on at the Claremont Showgrounds from August 8 to 10.  The expo is a fun day out for the entire family with plenty of free entertainment and loads of interesting vendors.  You can get your free tickets here.

We will be having a stall at the expo and are looking for volunteers who may be able to assist in the running of the stall. If you are interested in volunteering, please submit your interest here.

20th August - Workshop

Topic to be advised.

31st August - Chevron City to Surf

On the 31st of August we will have a team in the Chevron City to Surf.  You can find out details on the run/walk here, and join our team to fundraise here.  Each adult participant will receive a Tiny Sparks running cap.

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