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Financial Assistance for Funerals

A contribution to your child’s funeral costs.

To access any of our services, call, email, or if you prefer let us know your details and we’ll get in touch with you.

Can be activated by anyone organising the funeral of a child who has died because of cancer

Payments are made directly to the funeral director of your choice

The loss of a child is catastrophic. The financial strain on a family whose child has cancer can be catastrophic. When you are trying to comprehend the loss of your child to cancer, the task of organising a funeral is too much to bear, but it is something that must be done. We wanted to give Nat a beautiful goodbye, but the costs of a funeral are high and we had exhausted all of our savings. Redkite provided financial assistance to help cover the cost of Nat’s funeral. This enabled us to give her a very beautiful goodbye and celebrate her life.
Maria and Belinda
Parents of Natalie who passed away in June 2019

We can contribute $1500 towards the costs of your child’s funeral. To make it as simple as possible to organise, all you need to do is let us know the name of the funeral director and we’ll arrange payment.

If you haven’t used Redkite’s services before, talk to your hospital social worker who can organise this all for you or you can contact us directly.

The days after your child dies are full of things that just have to get done. This is the time when people are often around, helping with arranging the funeral and the paperwork that comes with this enormous life event.

But it’s often after the funeral that parents tell us is the hardest time of all and when the grief hurts the most.

We can’t know everything you’re going through, but we can give you a place where you can express your grief without judgement. We are here for you and will continue to be for as long as you need.

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