Rebecca Jane Foundation

Bereaved Mother's Day Fundraising Lunch

We are proud to announce that once again we are having our major fundraiser at the Mulgrave Country Club, Sunday, May 5th, 2024.

Please help us by booking your tickets early, individual tickets or tables of 10 are available, so why not get together with a few friends? Book your tickets here!

Welcome to the Rebecca Jane Foundation web site

A thank you from one of our families:

We are filled with gratitude to be one of the recipients of Rebecca Jane Foundation. Our beautiful angel Caden was born on 26th of July 2018 and passed away on the 17th of November 2018. Thank you for your compassion and understanding especially to a young family like ours. Your assistance and support to bereaved families makes a huge difference. Words will never express the gratitude we feel for this amazing gift.

So who is Rebecca Jane?

Rebecca Jane was born on August 7th, 1978 and died on June 3rd, 1979 – she was almost 10 months old. I was her mum, my name is Robyn O’Connell and I want to explain why I started the Rebecca Jane Foundation in honour of my precious baby girl.

In all the tragedy that arose from Rebecca Jane’s passing, one of the most touching moments was when our parish priest came along like a beacon in the darkness and told us not to worry, the church would pay for everything to do with the funeral. It felt like I was being given a gift of a million dollars and even though I have long since left the church, I have never forgotten that kindness; it has, and will stay with me forever.

Now, I want others to experience that feeling too.

While it might have taken 39 years to happen, this is why the foundation was started. We want to help families who are experiencing financial hardship as well as going through the heartbreaking loss of a baby. If we can at least take the pressure away of being even further financially burdened.

Click the link above for the full story about my daughter, Rebecca Jane.