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The New Home Appeal

Help create a new home for the National Centre for Childhood Grief (NCCG) to care for bereaved children and their families.

The NCCG and its core children’s program A Friend’s Place, have to move urgently to new premises. Your help is needed to transform the new centre into a welcoming and friendly place, so bereaved children and their families can continue to find support and care.

Our challenge

After 23 years in our old centre in Denistone East, the landlords have sold the property to developers. The NCCG has been very fortunate to find an excellent new premises in Hornsby. These premises are three times larger, so we can care for the ever- increasing numbers of families requesting our services. We can also create more spaces for group programs, cooking, a games room and outdoor play and creativity spaces.

Now our challenge is to renovate and furnish this old medical clinic to suit children and families visiting for personal and group programs. The old centre had the charm and familiarity of a family home – a perfect place for children to remember and cherish memories with their parent or sibling who has died. We need to recreate that familiar and friendly feeling at the new centre.


“The old centre was so warm and friendly. It was this homely feeling that helped me to relax and make the most of the help the amazing counsellors gave me after Mum died. I really hope they can continue this comfort at the new centre for other kids like me.”

Sarah W.

Attended the NCCG from age 8-11 years
in 2012-16 after her Mum died





What the centre needs

To prepare our new home to welcome children and families, we urgently need to raise by 30 December 2022:

$65,000, plus donations of furniture, appliances and trade services


 Your donation can contribute towards the following needs:

  • All donation of $2 or more are tax deductible
  • 100% of the NCCG’s property and infrastructure costs are funded by community donations
  • Your support will directly help us care for more bereaved children 3-17 and their families
  • All children’s services are provided free of charge to families in need

Please note

New furniture and equipment preferred

Please contact us before delivering any items

Some trades and equipment can be donated later in January – March 2023 during the 2nd stage of renovations


For additional information or to discuss your personal interests, please contact:

Chris Waugh

Head of Development

1300 654 556

Email Chris

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