Assisting bereaved children to find ways to live with loss and grief, to build on their resilience, to move forward and take the next steps on their bereavement journey.

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We assist bereaved children to find a way to live with loss and grief, to move forward and take the next steps on their bereavement journey.

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Wombat’s Wish cannot operate without your support.

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Do you know of a bereaved child?

The death of a parent is extremely difficult for children. We provide guidance and support to enable them to manage the impact of death on their lives.

Consider filling out the referral form.

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Looking to volunteer?

We offer a variety of opportunities to volunteer. Depending on your interests and skills, we can make sure that you find the right volunteering opportunity to suit you.


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Thank you to Market Square Shopping Centre for supporting Wombat's Wish throughout the month of July. We love being your nominated charity of the month! ... See MoreSee Less

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A huge congratulations to Guy Mitchell for completing the MCG Stadium Stomp yesterday. On behalf of the team at Wombat's Wish, thank you very much for raising over $1300 for our organisation. It means a huge amount to us and will be put towards supporting two children for our next camp in November. Well done Guy! ... See MoreSee Less

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Good evening, here is a moving message from Brian Brownett that we wish to share with our WW followers:

Dad . . . .
You left us 50 years ago - Saturday June 11, 1966.
For any of us who have lost a parent at any age, you’ll understand the pain but particularly at a young age the pain is incredibly numbing. I was 14 years old when my 37 years old father took his own life and tragically, 16 years later my own children suffered the same pain when their mum, my first wife Linda, lost her life aged 28, from an unexpected medical condition.
I read your last letter to us Dad and despite you being such an incredibly caring person you must have been in such agony to not consider the pain you were leaving behind. It wasn’t like you, you didn’t intend to, you just didn’t think it through. You had a permanent solution to a temporary problem and it created a lifetime of pain for many people and it also became the mental and emotional downfall of Mum, who lived until 18 months ago. I had the opportunity to spend 11 days and nights with Mum in the last weeks of her life, Mark was with her at the end and Anne and Michael were there also.
Tonight I will celebrate your life with a cigar, sorry I don’t like cigarettes and I don’t have a pipe, your once yearly alcoholic drink, a shandy of beer and lemonade and your favourite sandwich. I have a fresh vienna loaf from which I’ll cut 2 thick slices, butter them and layer the sandwich with sugar. It will be a memorable sugar sandwich, cigar and drink in your memory. In a very sad way you made me stronger. Thanks Dad. I love you.
Almost 8 years ago, Wombat died and Gutsie and I became heavily involved in Wombat’s Wish, which is a Geelong based charity for the assistance of parentally bereaved children. For a few years Geelong HOG were involved in raising funds with the invaluable assistance of Jill Crookes and Melanie Botting. I commend them to anyone who knows of children in a similar situation and I wish they had existed many years ago.
For anyone requiring help and support, please contact:
Lifeline: 13 11 14
beyondblue: 1300 22 4636
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Brian Cook – the Geelong Football Club CEO

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