Liv's Birthday Fundraiser for Perinatal Support - In Honour of Kristin
In honour of my cousin Kristin, who recently lost her battle of post-natal anxiety & depression. I am raising funds for Little Shadow.Wellington
On the 27th August 2020 we lost my gorgeous cousin Kristin to post-natal anxiety and depression which she had been fighting for the past 14 months.
Kristin and I grew closer over the past year as I was lucky enough to live in Wellington, close enough to visit while she was in hospital. We were able to bond over shared mental health experiences with anxiety and had many conversations about how sucky it is, and also what techniques we were using/trying to get through. My most cherished memories will be the couple of evenings we spent chatting about family, sharing stories from childhood, Grandparents and other cousins.
Our loss of Kristin has highlighted a devastating weakness in our system of caring for the mental health of Mothers. Which is why I would like to raise some funds for Little Shadow for my birthday. Little Shadow does not receive any funding from the government and relies heavily on volunteers and donations. They provide subsidised perinatal specific counselling, as well as putting on events to encourage education, support and awareness. You can find out more about them here: https://www.littleshadow.org.nz/
Alternatively, if you would like you can also donate to Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Aotearoa https://pada.nz/ quoting #kristinslight
Olivia Faulkner's involvement (page creator)
Little Shadow offers counselling, support and information for those experiencing perinatal distress in the Wellington region. They rely heavily on volunteers and donations which I would like to help with since I have a close connection to their cause.
Kia ora everyone, I've decided to update the goal for this page since we've had such great support in the first few days!!
I'm so happy this new goal is within reach, and I know this will make a big difference to Little Shadow.
Thank you everyone for the generous contribution so far!
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This page was created on 16 Sep 2020 and closes on 7 Oct 2020.