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Dear friends,

Thank you to our wonderful community for the many ways you support the work that we do.
 
Our 2015 Gidget Ladies’ Lunch was held on Friday 24th July at Doltone House with 565 women (and Vijay!). We celebrated motherhood and friendship with our Gidget Foundation family. We were moved by the very personal words of our chairman, Vijay Roach, as he reflected on the meaning of loss and the impact on our souls with the death of someone we love. Thank you to Jacinta Tynan, our guest speaker, who shared her journey into motherhood with us, speaking on the emotion and passion felt when we become mothers. Our Gidget Community is very special, sharing laughter and tears and generosity of spirit. With your help we raised awareness and nearly $90k to support our programs. Thank you!

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Are you running in the Sydney Running Festival, the Color Run or participating in any other events? We’d love you to run and fundraise for the Gidget Foundation! We can set up a team fundraising page in givematcher (which has zero fees!) for any event so email us if you need any assistance.
 
Thank you to Ilana Den, Sue and Peter Slattery and the many others who ran for Gidget in the City2Surf. It's not too late to sponsor team Gidget, Click here!

Corporate sponsorship


We are looking for companies interested in becoming a Gidget House corporate partner. For more information on how we can help your organisation and how you can help support the families seeking help at Gidget House please email us.

Our networks are expanding and we’re honoured to be participating in The Growth Project.The Growth Project is a non-profit organisation that supports small, successful non-profits to maximise their impact on the world. We do this through development programs for non-profit leaders that help grow their knowledge, skills and leadership potential.


Thank you!

Thank you to the ongoing support from PwC, Herbert Smith Freehills, nib foundation & Jubilee Stationery World.



Essential Baby and
Toddler Show

25-27 September 2015, Royal Hall
of Industries & Hordern Pavilion

Visit our stand and meet some of our wonderful psychologists, midwives and obstetricians.

Melbourne Cup Lunch

3rd November 2015 Novotel Manly

Hosted by Gidget Foundation Ambassador, Kerryn Baird, the funds from this event will support the Gidget Foundation and 3 other local charities.
Organise a table with a group of friends and join us on November 3 at the Novotel Manly Pacific hotel for an afternoon of fun, horse racing excitement and a bit of glamour. For bookings: www.trybooking.com/IHFB


Parliament House
Lunch

16th November 2015, NSW Parliament House

Join us on Monday 16th November for lunch at Parliament House hosted by Premier Mike Baird to launch 
Postnatal Depression Awareness Week. Organise a table of friends or work colleagues, or a corporate table. The emotional wellbeing of all families during pregnancy and parenthood needs our support, including new mothers and fathers in the workplace. Details to follow.

Bun in the Oven

Host a Bun in the Oven event in November 2015



Help us raise awareness and vital funds by hosting a 'Bun in the Oven' event this November. Timed to coincide with Postnatal Depression Awareness Week (15-21 November 2015), hosting an event is a great way to share good times with family and friends. Events can be very informal — work drinks, baby showers, morning and afternoon teas. Details to follow shortly.

Bledisloe Cup Lunch

Not to be outdone by the ladies, the 'Gidget Men' came together last week over a shared passion, Rugby. Hosted at the Glenmore Hotelthe Fox Sports Australia commentary team together with some Rugby greats and a crowd of rugby fanatics united around the Bledisloe Cup, while supporting the Gidget Foundation. We were overwhelmed by the good humour and generosity shown by the guys as they enjoyed rugby talk over a few beers with great food and good mates. A big thank you to Marty Short, Jen Russell and the Glenmore team, to Patrick Delany and the Foxsports team, and to all the generous guys who helped us to raise awareness and nearly $35k to support our programs.



Greenbank RSL Grants Program

The Gidget Foundation was thrilled to be a recipient of a $5k grant. Our Brisbane representative Caylie Jeffery attended the awards evening. Our sincere thank you to the Greenbank RSL for their generous donation.



Gidget Foundation in the Hunter Valley

We're thrilled that our community is growing. Muswellbrook Neighbourhood Services Coordinator Skye Bennett together with local GP Larissa Burke have been developing a support program for new families struggling with their emotional wellbeing. It will commence in Scone next month. Dr Burke is a wonderful friend of the Gidget Foundation through her awareness and fundraising activities. Contact Dr Larissa Burke at Scone Medical Practice on (02) 6545 1600 for more information.

Your support enables us to continue our work
 

Supporting families feeling the impact of emotional distress during pregnancy and early parenthood

Gidget House  Our psychologists have provided long term care for over 280 families over the past 18 months. 
 
Emotional Wellbeing Program at North Shore Private Hospital supported by the nib foundation. Our marvelous Gidget midwives, and Julie Barron, have cared for more than 2500 pregnant women. Passionate Obstetrician Rachael Hickinbotham is coordinating an evaluation.
 
Professor Bryanne Barnett supports our clinicians and guides our research. Six papers will be presented at national and international conferences this year. We’re anticipating the first publication of a paper in a peer reviewed journal.
 
We’ve given countless presentations to health professionals, corporates and the community, educating and spreading awareness.

The support of our wonderful community enables us to grow and flourish. Like us on facebook to keep up to date with all our activities.
 
Thank You!

Donations to the Gidget Foundation
Donate now to make an online donation using the secure GiveNow website. All donations over $2.00 are tax deductible and you will receive an automatic receipt. Your donation will be used to help fund Gidget Foundation initiatives and programs designed to raise awareness, provide information and offer support to families affected by perinatal depression. We really appreciate every bit of support!
 
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