Heart Strings is a membership program from Red Nose and Sands for bereaved families – love ties us to our children & loss ties us to each other

Heart Strings provides a space to connect and engage with other bereaved families, honour and remember your child among friends, and the opportunity to help to shape our programs and services for families.

By becoming a member of Heart Strings, you will also be helping to strengthen our collective voice and help amplify the voice of bereaved parents so all families receive the care and support they need when their baby or child dies. 

Heart Strings is all about love and families supporting families and is a simple and effective way for you to give back and make a difference for other bereaved families.

Why join Heart Strings?

  • A place to connect with other bereaved families and support each other
  • Be informed of the latest news and information about Red Nose and Sands both in your local area and nationally
  • Advance invitations to activities and events
  • A simple and effective way to give back to the community who helped you, and bring the same care and support to other bereaved families.


What’s included in your membership:

  • An annual acknowledgement card for your treasured babies or children
  • Personalised social media graphic tile to help remember your children on special occasions before we accept requests from the public
  • 10% discount in the Red Nose/Sands online shop
  • Free subscription to our Heart Strings newsletter


Membership fees and helping other families

  • FREE family membership for the first year
  • $45 per year thereafter for a family membership
  • Your membership fees will help support other bereaved families by funding our support services including the 24/7 Support Line, support groups, peer support and remembrance activities

Membership Form

Use this form to register for your first FREE year of family membership to Heart Strings.

Common questions and more information

What is Heart Strings?

Heart Strings is a membership program from Red Nose and Sands. 

For a nominal membership fee, you will receive unique benefits and discounts. 

Heart Strings provides a space to connect and engage with other bereaved families, honour and remember your babies and children among friends, and the opportunity to help shape our programs and services for families.

By becoming a member of Heart Strings, you will also be helping to strengthen our collective voice and help amplify the voice of bereaved parents, so all families receive the care and support they need when their baby or child dies. 

How much does it cost to join?

A family membership is FREE for the first year and then $45 per year thereafter.

Is my membership fee tax deductible?

No, your membership fee is not tax deductible. 

If I don’t choose to join, will I still be able to access Red Nose and Sands services?

Yes. Our bereavement support services are open and free for anyone who needs them – this includes our 24/7 Support Line, Live Chat, counselling, support groups, peer support, and our Grief Support Libraries.

Heart Strings members have access to a range of additional benefits including discounted event registration, discounts on merchandise and shop purchases, and free subscription to our Heart Strings newsletter.

What benefits do members receive?

Members receive a range of benefits, including:

Connection and support

  • Connection with other bereaved families
  • An annual acknowledgement card for your treasured babies and children
  • Personalised social media graphic tile to help remember your baby or child on special occasions
  • Email alerts about upcoming events, news and current issues
  • Advance invitations to events

Discounts

  • FREE family membership for the first year
  • 10% discount in the Red Nose/Sands online shop
  • FFREE subscription to our Heart Strings newsletter – keeping you up to date on the latest news and information about Red Nose and Sands both in your local area and nationally

Helping other families

  • Your membership fees will help support other bereaved families by funding our bereavement support programs, including our 24/7 Support Line, support groups, peer support, and remembrance events
  • Connect with other bereaved families and support each other

How do I join?

Register online using the form above, or email heartstrings@rednose.org.au to request a downloadable form that you can return to us via email or post.

Join our Heart Strings community today and
help support and connect with bereaved families

Become a Member

We warmly welcome new members, individuals and families who have lost a baby or child and who have a passion for helping others. 

Benefits of joining

Becoming a Heart Strings member connects you to a network of bereaved families in your state and across Australia.

How to join

Register online using the form above, or email heartstrings@rednose.org.au to request a downloadable form that you can return to us via email or post.