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Hope & Help for grieving families


Ladybird Care Foundation provides bereavement care that supports and empowers grieving families to help find hope and purpose once again, creating pathways for healing.

We are here for you.

The Ladybird Care Foundation is a charity which exists to ensure that every bereaved parent or family member who wants, and needs, care from a mentor with lived experience, receives it.

No one should have to walk this journey alone.

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.

Our mission

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.

Our vision

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.


"A person that loses a partner is called a widow.
A child that loses a parent is called an orphan.
But there is no word to d
escribe a parent that loses a child,
because that is a loss like no other."

- Author Unknown

How you can help


This is your opportunity to be foundational sponsors of a Queensland initiative with a national focus. Your partnership will develop positive change in cultural attitudes towards child death. Furthermore, it will meet increased demand for timely intervention for families in crisis.


Our qualified social workers and psychologists actively recruit, train and supervise volunteer peer mentors, with lived experience, to become the human connection of support.


"When I look at you, I know you get me and are totally invested in what I'm telling you. Feeling understood is a profound human experience."

– Bereaved father and Peer Mentee

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