The Annual Remembering Riley High Tea

2016 ANNUAL HIGH TEA

Our inaugural high tea was a great success. Kelly set her sights inJune to create this event. She was hoping to get 90 people to attend. The afternoon was filled with fun, laughter, tears and winning, lot's of prize winning. The glorious Kim Skubris was our MC and Trish Wilson - bereavement councillor and midwife, was our insightful speaker. There were 162 guests who attended. Remembering Riley raised over $10 000 for the Mater Foundation and Seeds of Change. We'd like to thank our tremendous organising committee of 2016 and our sponsors and supporters.

Kim Skubris MC
Kim Skubris MC

Kim always does a wonderful job

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Three generations
Three generations

Riley's Nanny, Mum, Nanna. (Veronica, Kelly and Vicki)

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Wonderful donated wine from Riley's Of Eden Valley

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Winner, winner.

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Remembering Riley Event Photos-0069

The room with our guest speaker Trish Wilson - midwife and bereavement councillor.

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Laughs all round.

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Enjoying the auction

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More winners and laughs

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Did these receive a win?

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Remembering Riley Event Photos-0119

Live Auction winners 2016

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Each table is named after a baby or babies gone too soon.

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Goody bag goodness.

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Again - winner, winner!

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Love the contents of our goody bags. These were kindly donated by KIP and CO

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Remembering Riley Event Photos-0011

So many winners

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Riley's family
Riley's family

Auntie's, Uncles, Nanna, Nanny and Riley's Mum.

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Remembering Riley Event Photos-0008

Lucky Door Prizes

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More sweet treats

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Standing Ovation
Standing Ovation

Kelly just delivered her speech

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Remembering Riley Event Photos-0061

Smiles all around.

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Remembering Riley Event Photos-0084

Drawing the many prizes of the raffle.

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Kris Wason always brings the goods and creates a beautiful atmosphere.

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Remembering Riley Event Photos-0050

Jacaranda inspired painting by Kath Dwyer - artist.

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Silent Auction

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2017 ANNUAL HIGH TEA

In 2017, Kelly and the team set their sights on a bigger goal of 250 guests and raising more money. We achieved our targets and had 252 people attend and raised over $14 000. We had a couple of successful additions to the program. Our butterfly release in honour of a baby gone too soon. The other was a Question answer time with our panel. The audience asked questions that improved awareness and opened the dialogue up. We were joined by local Councillor Matt Constance from Moreton Bay Region who was thoroughly impressed by the event. Professor Vicki Flenady impressed the audience with her knowledge and gave the medical expertise and statistics around where we are at with research around unexplained Stillbirth. Kris Wason brought his band 'Flipside Circus' which added to vibe of the afternoon. Kim Skubris once again weaved her magic and Kelly inspired people to become advocates in their communities to open the conversation up about Stillbirth. A wonderful afternoon that left everyone feeling warm and fuzzy inside.

Park Lane Jewellery with Kirsty
Park Lane Jewellery with Kirsty
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Coffee Tree
Coffee Tree

Raising money for Seeds of Change. A small gesture of a coffee for a newly bereaved parent at our catch ups.

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Butterfly Release
Butterfly Release

Our butterflies are individually presented in these gorgeous boxes from Beloved Butterflies

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Butterfly
Butterfly

Kelly and Lee

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Photo Booth
Photo Booth

Girls just wanna' have fun.

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Selena Rollason-Brisbane Birth Photograp
Selena Rollason-Brisbane Birth Photograp

Print kindly donated by Brisbane Birth Photography for our silent auction

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Signage
Signage
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Our Mission
Our Mission
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Prize winner
Prize winner

Pete - do you believe you won a hairdressing package?

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Mater Foundation Crew
Mater Foundation Crew
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Drawing the raffle
Drawing the raffle
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Flipside Circus
Flipside Circus
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Table settings
Table settings
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Our panel
Our panel

Lee Maskiell (Riley's Dad) Angela Boyce (Rosa's Mum) Vicki Flenady (Stillbirth Centre of Research Excellence) Kim Skubris (MC, Media Guru)

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sweet treats
sweet treats
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I'm an advocate Badge
I'm an advocate Badge
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Auction and raffle prizes
Auction and raffle prizes
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2017 The Room
2017 The Room

252 attendees. The atmosphere was electric.

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Butterfly release
Butterfly release
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Butterfly
Butterfly

Emerging

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2018 ANNUAL HIGH TEA

In 2018, we once again set our sights higher to raise $20 000. The event was bigger and better again. We had 292 guests which means we continue to grow.  Our events always receive feedback about the 'feel' that sits behind them. The 2018 event did not disappoint. It had such an emotional connection for people and the day was filled will heartfelt stories. Our panel included two fathers which brought a different understanding to the conversation. And we are extremely proud to say that we had over twenty men that attended the event this year. We raised $18 805 which we are so thankful to our Remembering Riley community for supporting us to achieve such a figure. What stood out this event compared to the previous two was that there was a very strong message  and feeling of advocacy for Stillbirth research in the room. Kelly spoke of going out into your communities and having the conversations, changing your use of language and being brave to actually continue or initiate conversations around stillbirth and pregnancy loss. 

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