CeremonyCast is proud to support a range of Australian charities helping people through different end of life issues.
We see at first-hand the inspiring work they do in the community by helping people to navigate grief and bereavement, offering practical care after someone dies, reaching out to those in personal crisis, guiding those on their final journey, or advocating on important issues around death and dying. We are glad to give back by regularly donating to these deserving causes.
Our Latest Donations
Dementia is a condition that is so challenging to cope with. I know that at first-hand within my own family; my aunt’s mental health declined sharply in her final years as dementia took hold. This month, we live streamed a graveside funeral for a much-loved man who also faced the same condition. His family asked for donations in lieu of flowers and we also decided to contribute in his memory.
No matter how you are impacted by dementia or who you are, Dementia Australia is here for you. We exist to support and empower the estimated half a million Australians living with dementia and almost 1.6 million people involved in their care. Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia yet remains one of the most challenging and misunderstood conditions.
Over the past few months as we’ve all had to cope with extended lockdowns due to COVID, we’ve livestreamed funeral ceremonies for people who found it too difficult, and who took their own life. One was still a teenager. We recognise that mental health is an issue that needs constant discussion and we decided this month’s donation should go to Lifeline.
Every 30 seconds, a person in Australia reaches out to Lifeline for help. Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing emotional distress with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. Lifeline exists so that no person in Australia has to face their darkest moments alone.
The Willow Tree Foundation
We filmed a beautiful funeral ceremony for a little boy which was deeply affecting. The death of a baby or child is traumatic for all involved so we wanted to help the professionals who offer support to families facing this unthinkable grief.
The Willow Tree Foundation is aiming to ensure all families experiencing the death of a child have access to end-of-life and funeral planning, specialised after death care, beautiful and meaningful funeral ceremonies, and ongoing support in early bereavement and beyond.