Get Sarah to PLIDA

$2,843 of $5,000 goal
Given by 20 generous donors in around 9 months

Fundraising page to get Sarah to the PLIDA conference in Phoenix Arizona September 2016


My name is Sarah Field, in August 2013 my Daughter Lilly was stillborn at 20 weeks gestation.

I entered a whole new world, one I wish I didn't have to know about.

I was fortunate enough to have amazing support from my local Sands group in creating memories with Lilly, memories to last me a lifetime.

When your child dies, your time available to make memories are very limited.

I had 56 hours.

I became involved with Sands at a deeper level 12 months after Lilly passed away.

I am loving being able to help others who enter the world of baby loss as well as others who have been there longer than myself.

Helping others create memories, providing new ways for people honour and remember their children and to spread awareness are my passions.

One of my memory making for other bereaved parents was a montage from the Wave of Light. Please go and view it on YouTube. I will share a link to it.

I have also stepped up to be a part of the Sands NZ board, helping our organisation become better for all who are involved.

My current role with the Board is Social Media Moderator.

I keep our social media pages up to date and keep an eye on the postings within all our support pages.

I have been offered the chance to travel to Phoenix Arizona to attend the PLIDA conference to learn more about what other countries do to support bereaved parents and to create memories with them.

I love getting new ideas that I can share with others to help them in their grief process

PLIDA stands for Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Alliance.

If you want to learn more about the PLIDA conference, please go to their website

Or if you want to know more about PLIDA please go to their website

About us

We are a volunteer, non-profit organisation that supports parents and families following pregnancy, baby or infant loss. We provide support by phone, email and in person, run support meetings in the community, give out resources and information, raise awareness, provide memory making materials to Wellington and Hutt hospitals, and run training for health and caring professionals. We appreciate any and all support so that we may pay it forward to other bereaved parents.

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Latest update

Flights Are Booked!  4 March 2016

Hi everyone!

Just thought I would do an update!

Firstly, thank you so much for supporting me and my fundraising adventure!

We have now booked our flights! This means we really are going!

To say I am excited is an understatement!

I cant wait to see what the other side of the world looks like and get together with some amazing people to learn more about this taboo subject so I can help others create memories to last a lifetime.

My next goal is the conference registration costs, these are just shy of $1000 (NZ)

Look forward to updating you when I have that paid for!

Warm hugs


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Bernadine on 17 May 2016
Cupcakes for hairdresser
Mel Troy - Tommy's Real Estate
Mel Troy - Tommy's Real Estate on 04 May 2016
Here is my donation for the room hire for your meeting. keep doing what you are doing Sarah, the world needs more people like you. Lots of love x
Bernie on 20 Apr 2016
Cupcakes for gym Zumba class
Emma on 16 Apr 2016
Thank you so so much! Your cupcakes are never a disappointment and they will be a fine addition to my twenty first <3 All the best with your trip! xxx
Annabelle on 14 Apr 2016
Thanks for the cupcakes. They were awesome.

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This campaign started on 8 Nov 2015 and ended on 31 Jul 2016.