Some people come into our lives & quickly go. Some stay for a
while & leave footprints on our hearts & we are never, ever the same.
The Ladybird Care Foundation was established in honour of one of the founding member's children, Emma Louise Pascoe, who tragically passed away at the age of 18. Passionate about improving bereavement care for families following the death of a child, Emma's Dad, Wayne, and four colleagues set about establishing a new charity. And so, the Ladybird Care Foundation began with the vision of these five incredible, community-minded men driving its inception, research and eventual launch on October 31st, 2020.
Who we are
What we do
The Ladybird Care Foundation seeks to fill the gap in essential services by providing funding to support bereavement care for families, initially through their connection with the Queensland Children’s Hospital. Part of this umbrella of support includes sponsoring the role of the Peer Mentor Program Project Officer, Amy Larsen, strengthening the existing Bereavement Care Service of Children's Health Queensland. Amy holds a Masters in Counselling (UQ) and Bachelor's Degree in Social Work (Honours) (GU). Having worked as a Coronial Counsellor for the last 5 years, Amy is well prepared to provide outstanding bereavement care and support for newly bereaved parents and extended family members.
Amy's role as the Peer Mentor Program Project Officer is to recruit, train and supervise a core group of volunteers with lived experience to become the human connection of support for parents, carers and extended family members who are newly bereaved. These volunteers are thoughtfully selected for their desire to care for, empathise and journey with, family members who are beginning the overwhelming challenge of learning to live with grief.
To provide hope for the future and pathways towards healing for families
whose child has passed away. Because our families are our highest priority,
we carry out our mission with the utmost care, confidentiality and respect.
To empower, support and care for grieving families who have lost a child, by equipping
them with the knowledge and tools required to sustain long-term personal well-being.