Introduction – Chairperson’s Report
In last year’s Annual Report, I was pleased to acknowledge and celebrate the NCCG’s 25 years of continuous assistance to bereaved children and their families. Those successful 25 years were made possible by the hard work, love and dedication of our founders, Dianne McKissock OAM and Mal McKissock OAM, our Clinical Director, Dr. Elizabeth Mann, as well as too many other people to name, including our counsellors, volunteer support workers, our tireless office team, and Board members.
I reflect on our first 25 years in order to make the point that, in this extraordinary year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NCCG has operated as it always has – with innovation, imagination, and an unbreakable passion for working with the children and families who we encounter every day. When our services had to be delivered online due to lock-down, our clinical team and office staff adapted quickly and effectively to ensure there was minimal disruption for staff and clients. As a result, we are now able to provide online counselling as a core service capability, which is allowing us to assist bereaved children and their families across Australia, including in regional and remote communities.
None of this would be possible without the generosity of our sponsors and financial supporters who have stuck with us throughout this challenging year. With no government funding of our programs the NCCG relies on donors, both large and small, and we are endlessly grateful for your help
in allowing us to continue to support bereaved families.
2020 – 2021 Annual Report
2019 – 2020 Annual Report
2018 – 2019 Annual Report
2017 – 2018 Annual Report