CHARITIES & ORGANISATIONS
Remembering Riley supports several charities and organisations with profits of all annual fund raising events being donated to them.
In addition to the organisations we work closely with and volunteer for, we encourage you to seek support from where you feel most comfortable.
If you make a donation in honour of our son Riley, please include on your donation information the following:
Baby’s Name: Riley Elliott Maskiell
Baby’s Birth Date: 02 November 2012
Sands provides bereavement support services for parents and their families who experience the death of their baby. Each year in Queensland approximately 600 babies die from causes relating to stillbirth and newborn death and a further 20,000 from causes relating to early pregnancy loss.
Services provided by Sands to bereaved parents include 24 hour telephone and email support, web site, extensive resource material, regular support meetings, library service and monthly newsletter.
SIDS and Kids provide bereavement and support services to families and anyone that has been affected by the sudden and unexpected death of a baby from pregnancy to early childhood.
Additionally they provide education on safe sleeping, facilitate support groups, provide advocacy on behalf of parents and lifesaving research into SIDS.
The Mater Foundation links community and philanthropic support to Mater Health Services and Mater Research. Vital research is carried out in various areas with one of these being stillbirth. To read more on the foundation go to:
To donate go to:
Heartfelt is a volunteer organisation of professional photographers from all over Australia and the parts of the UK, dedicated to giving the gift of photographic memories to families that have experienced stillbirths, premature births, or have children with serious and terminal illnesses.
Heartfelt is dedicated to providing this gift to families in a caring, compassionate manner.
All services are provided free of charge.
Bears Of Hope offers support and guidance for parents who experience the loss of their baby during pregnancy, birth or infancy. Through the donation of a bear of hope, parents are provided with the comfort of knowing they are not alone from the very beginning, and offered significant ongoing support to heal their broken hearts. This includes support for parents who experience a miscarriage, genetic interruption, multiple loss, stillbirth, neo-natal & infant death throughout Australia.
Bears of Hope is an Australian registered organisation, based in Sydney NSW, with a vision to provide leading support for families who experience the loss of their baby. Support Packages are available for every Australian hospital and together with Beyond the Bear Support Services are invaluable and highly regarded by bereaved families and affiliated allied health services.
The program supports parents and families who have experienced any gestation loss of a baby. The organisation works directly with bereaved families to help them cope and recover after the heartbreak of pregnancy and infant loss. There is no other organisation in Australia that works so specifically with people at the very point of their loss and which stays with them, for years if necessary, as they recover and rebuild their lives.
The program provides support to bereaved families at the very beginning of their loss by the giving of a traditional teddy bear and a complete care package, something tangible to hold on to before they have to leave the hospital with such empty aching arms. By donating a Teddy Bear it gives parents a way in which to acknowledge their own baby. At the same time it is a gesture of thoughtfulness and understanding for a newly bereaved parent.
Six babies are delivered stillborn every day in Australia; and for every baby who dies of SIDS, 30 are stillborn. These figures are staggering. It is disturbing that, in an age of enormous technical and medical advances, the death rate of stillborn babies is not declining nor well understood. The Stillbirth Foundation Australia has been established to encourage and fund vital research into understanding the causes of stillbirth and to ultimately prevent this tragedy.