A very successful Doll Ladies Stall was held in Manly earlier in May. They raised an amazing amount of money, over $3,000 in one day! This is the most a stall has raised so far and the ladies were delighted.Our next stall is scheduled for Friday 14th October at Manly Corso. Come and buy some amazing jams, pickles, cakes, slices and hand knitted garments. This is an outdoor event so if it rains it will be postponed.
The AHLTA Committee is very proud and excited to invite you all to our very special Donor Memorial (Thanksgiving) Service at The Green Cathedral in Tiona, NSW on the 24th July 2022 at 2pm with refreshments served afterwards.
There is accomodation in Tiona and close by in Forster so if you would like to make a weekend of it please ensure that you book your accommodation early.We are hoping to offer a few social events in the lead up to the thanksgiving service and refreshments afterwards.
To register for the Donor Memorial (Thanksgiving) service, refreshments and social events
We would love photos of all your special post transplant achievements/occasions/events to put into a slideshow to play at the service. Please send to Victoria McGee email: email@example.com
If you would like to contribute something else to the service (e.g a poem, or if you would to say some words) please contact Victoria McGee email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Use this link to register on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/545987773909583/?ti=ls
“I’d like to begin this reflection with an aboriginal story. It goes like this. Once upon a time, there was an aboriginal tribe that settled along a mighty river. It was teeming with all kinds of fresh water creatures that sustained the people and provided much security and well-being for them. They lived happily along its banks. Then, one day, almost without warning a big flood came and submerged everything in its path. The people evacuated to dry land. When the flood subsided they went back and resettled where they used to. But then, things were not quite the same after the great flood. The river flow became weaker and weaker. What was once a mighty river gradually was reduced to a billabong. The people sat daily around its edge and wondered what had become of their once mighty and life-giving river. It was all very sad and depressing until some of them decided to go upstream and inspect.
They returned later and made an incredible announcement that their beloved river had not dried up. It had merely changed its course. In my 23rd year as a priest and my 7 years here as chaplain... I have this said so many times…. life is going along ok then bang... Life can change in a matter of moments… you could probably agree with this statement… along comes the doctors, the appointments and then comes the plan. For some it happens a donor is found quickly, others much longer and sadly some may miss out… but then the good news comes… testament to you all here today… then life can change again in a matter of moments… new life
Today we will light candles as we gather we give thanks for life… conscious that we also give thanks for our donor’s life, their family and their friends.Candles are a beautiful symbol in a darkened room they fill it will light, they bring warmth and a perfume…. we light candles to celebrate certain events like birthdays… today we light them to give thanks for the gift and joy of life…
In hope we light a candle. In our healing we light a candle for remembrance.
Remembering those who have died we light a candle for their peace.
We simply light a candle.”