Board & Committee

Julie Lumsden
President

I am 56 years old and live in the Mallee area of Victoria.

Between my husband and I we have six children (1 deceased at 7 years old), eight grandchildren (Twins deceased at birth) and another on the way. I was a Dementia Care Nurse for more than 20 years (retired ten years ago). We have fostered disabled children for the past 10 years. 

I joined Angel Gowns for Australian Angel Babies Inc. as an Area Rep in 2014, in 2016 I was offered the position of Operations Manager and Vice President. In 2020 I was honoured to be offered the position of President.

I have been described as being loving, caring, compassionate, stubborn, determined and passionate. I am very passionate of Angel Gowns for Australian Angel Babies Inc.

Belinda Mostert
Vice President/ Operations Manager/ Fundraising Manager

My name’s Belinda, I’m 34 years old, married to Corey and mum to 3 kids (Chelsea 14, Jordyn 5 and Preston 2.5) and 2 ginger cats (Skittles and Whiskey). I work from home doing a number of different things, I’m an Independent Bridal Consultant selling custom made wedding and formal dresses, I’m an Independent Phoenix Trader, I’m a Plexus Ambassador and I’m also a Younique Presenter. As well as now being an Area Manager for this fantastic cause. Life gets hectic but hey, that’s half the fun of it.

I decided to jump on board with Angel Gowns for Australian Angel Babies after seeing an advertisement pop up in my newsfeed looking for volunteers. I can’t sew or knit to save myself but the Area Manager role suits me perfectly I’m honoured to be a member of this fantastic organisation and to be working with the other volunteers to get the Angel Gowns to those that need them most.

Operations Manager
Wendy Jenkins
Public Officer/ Board Member

Hello everyone, my name is Wendy I’m 52, I’m a widow and a mother to 4 adult children, Chris, Jason, Stephanie and Brandon, 1 daughter in law Peng (who also makes blankets for us) 3 fur babies Rottweilers Coopa, Liah and Buddy, we have another fur baby Rottweiler Brutus but he lives in Tamworth with Stephanie and her partner Corey, I live in a little country town in the Hunter Valley Area of NSW. I first joined Angel Gowns For Australian Angel Babies Inc, back in July/August 2014 not long after it started, I joined as a knitter and crocheter and got to meet some wonderful volunteers, my first get together with some volunteers was at Kate Wooden place, Kate was having a baby shower for one of her friends, but her friend didn’t want a normal baby shower, so we had a deconstruction of wedding gowns. The volunteers there on that day have become very good loving friends, over the years I’ve taken on more roles within the charity. I now look after all our freight and I’m the NSW State Manager, I enjoy the time I spend volunteering and meeting all the wonderful volunteers we have, I really enjoy the face to face time I get to spend with our volunteers....

Public Officer
Heather Partridge
Treasurer/ Board Member

I am 49 and live on the NSW South Coast.

I started volunteering as a seamstress in 2015 as sewing has always been a major hobby. Using my creativity and skills to provide support to families, working with the most beautiful fabrics; I am very lucky to have met up with this group. Coming from an IT and web publishing background in the public service, I soon found I could help in other ways.

Working with such a caring, devoted team of people is so much more fulfilling than I would have imagined, if I had thought to imagine it.

Treasurer Email
Deb Ruedin
Secretary/ Grants Manager

Hi I’m Deb, married to Noel for 40 years and mother of six gorgeous daughters and Nanna to four grandsons and 1 granddaughter. I’m one of the fortunate ones to have been blessed with easy pregnancies and births and as my girls have grown older and now independent, I found myself with extra time on my hands.

Angel Gowns came across my news feed one day and instantly I was drawn to the cause. It puts life into perspective for me, each time I make a tiny angel gown and think of the heartache for that family I am reminded of what’s truly important in life, and am grateful every day for the health and well being of my family. If my efforts with Angel Gowns can provide a parent with any small comfort at this devastating time then I feel truly honoured to do it.

Grants email
Kim Morante
Board Member

My name is Kim and I am from Newcastle NSW. I am a volunteer seamstress and crocheter as well as a board member.

I have three beautiful children who I have raised as a single parent and home schooled. My family also consists of two chunky Pugs.

I love to bake and craft. I have a sewing space that is my happy place and I enjoy tinkering away on project after project.

I found out about AGFAABI from a Facebook post in a local group and thought I would get in touch. I have been able to make friendships with some beautiful women and found a supportive place to use my skill to bless others.

Lyn Gibson
Board Member
Karlene Dillon
Board Member