Founder/ Board Member/ President
My name is Sarah McVeigh, I am the President of Angel Gowns for Australian Angel Babies and the Victoria Manager.
I am 32 years old and a mother of three premature babies, Jade born at 34.5 weeks, Oscar was born at 27 weeks I am pleased to say he is doing tremendous now he has been weened off his oxygen support and now 3 years old, and Tiana who was born at 34.5 weeks is now 5 yrs old.
After having my son at 27 weeks and enduring the long hard road of 107 days in NICU I saw how this service was needed in Australia, after talking to mothers and families that had lost their baby. Angel Gowns seeded in the USA, by various voluntary groups who create beautiful gowns for babies that have passed away. I contacted Michelle in the USA who kindly shared her patterns so we could carry on this great work and offer this gift to grieving families in Australia.
I now have 200 helper volunteers all around Australia performing roles such as State Managers, Area representatives, jewelry makers, seamstresses and crocheter/knitters; I could not do this without all these beautiful ladies and also the lovely ladies who donate their dresses to our much needed service.
At this time I am spending nearly every second of my time when I am not looking after the kids/family etc but it is all 100 percent worth it. We have received over 6000 wedding gowns so far and many more on their way.
I would like to thank you for your ongoing support and love xx