Angel Gowns exhibit to remember bubs

THROUGHOUT August, Evanston Gardens Community Library is hosting a special exhibition of the garments handcrafted by volunteer group Angel Gowns Australia for families who have suffered the loss of a baby.

The display’s organiser, Angaston Angel Gowns member Glenda Wait, said the month-long exhibit, which commenced last Wednesday, was to promote the work the group does.

“It’s just to let people know that this free service is available if any family suffers this unimaginable loss,” Mrs Wait said.

“It will just have the gowns and the other types of things we make, like wraps, for babies that pass away prematurely, or are stillborn.

“They’re made from donated wedding dresses, we’re a 100 per cent volunteer organisation, we’re a registered charity, and these gowns are gifted completely free to any family who suffers the unimaginable loss of a pregnancy.”

Mrs Wait said there will be around 15 to 20 items in the display at any given time, along with information about the organisation.

She added the garments handcrafted  by Angel Gowns Australia’s local volunteers are currently stocked by both Gawler Health Service and Taylor & Forgie Funeral Directors.

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Matteo Gagliardi joined The Bunyip in August 2016 with almost two years experience in regional print media, having previously worked at a community newspaper in Swan Hill, Victoria. Covering politics, local government and crime, Matteo likes to sink his teeth into hard-hitting issues, but also enjoys spending time getting to know the Gawler community. Matteo also has a passion for science, agriculture and the environment, and has previously worked as a media officer at the Australian Science Media Centre.

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