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In November 2017, we commited to donating the Gidget Foundation $10 for every order placed over $100. 

We were thrilled to announce, that for this amazing organisation, we raised over $24000.

 

Our Goal: $30,000

November 2017 Total: $50,000

The Gidget Foundation is a not for profit organisation supporting the emotional wellbeing of new parents and their families, while providing education for health professionals and the community.

By way of background, Gidget was the nickname of a vibrant young mother who tragically took her life while suffering Postnatal Depression. All those close to her were unaware she was suffering so desperately and were devastated by her death. Gidget was the sister-in-law of Shorty’s Director, Martin Short, and subsequently very much part of the Shorty’s family. The tragic loss of Gidget inspired her sisters, Simone Short and Jacqui Cotton, along with her friends, to establish a foundation in her name, with a passion to care for distressed families and offer them hope and relevant services.

While Shorty’s and Gidget have teamed up on many occasions over the last 14 years, this November will be something particularly special: we’ll be donating $10 to the Gidget Foundation for every order over $100. Our target, which we’ll need your help to achieve, is to raise $30,000!

November was a significant month for the Foundation as it marks Postnatal Depression and Anxiety (PNDA) Week (12 – 18 November 2018). Nearly 1 in 5 mothers and 1 in 10 fathers will experience perinatal anxiety and depression that is often hidden and not fully understood. It impacts around 100,000 Australians each year, and suicide is the leading cause of maternal death. Nearly 50% of all parents experience adjustment disorders. Your support of Shorty’s this November, and in turn the Gidget Foundation, will allow them to continue their support of expectant and new parents experiencing perinatal anxiety and depression.

Gidget Foundation Australia receives no government funding and is entirely supported by the generosity of philanthropic individuals and businesses, like ours. We’re proud to be a supporter of the remarkable work the Gidget Foundation do, and we hope that as you gear up for the festive season, you’ll help raise a glass to this cause. 

 

The Gidget Foundation Story

Gidget was the nickname of a young mother who took her own life while suffering postnatal depression. All those close to her were unaware she was suffering so desperately and they were devastated by her death.  Unfortunately each year in Australia mothers lose their lives to this illness. The tragic loss of Gidget inspired her sisters and friends to establish a foundation in her name, with a passion to care for distressed families and offer them hope.

Gidget’s sisters and friends remain the backbone of the organisation. Bringing with them passion and diverse skills, their dedication and hard work have helped convert a personal tragedy into a powerful movement.

Over the years the Gidget Foundation has evolved and grown.  Their strength lies in the many supporters who share our vision.  They’re a passionate community of individuals and professionals with some wonderful skills, qualities and emotional connection.  They have all been touched by the distressing affects of perinatal mood disorders.

The Gidget Foundation is able to leverage their impact and strengthen outcomes by working collaboratively with many professionals who support vulnerable parents.  All funds raised are directed to their programs.

Located in both North Sydney and Randwick, Gidget House provides a free professional psychological support service for pregnant women and new parents suffering anxiety and depression.

The Gidget Foundation recently launched the Start Talking Tele Health Video Counselling service to support parents in remote areas and with limited access to support and services. Click here to find out more about this amazing service.  

 

Contact The Gidget Foundation on 1300 851 758, email them at contact@gidgethouse.com.au, or visit www.gidgetfoundation.com.au.

 

Shorty's Liquor is a proud supporter of The Gidget Foundation