Loddon Mallee Kids


Loddon Mallee Kids Inc (LMK) is a Not for Profit Organisation that is based in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia. LMK’s aim is to provide support, information and resources to families and carers who are involved with special care babies as well as parenting prematurely born babies and children.

LMK was founded by Amanda Lonergan, who is a mum to five fabulous determined premmies – ranging in age from four to nineteen years.

The LMK committee is Laura Campbell as President & Hospital Rep,  Vice President and Playgroup Co-ordinator is Angela Cail & Treasurer is Nicole Morley.

LMK is extremely grateful for the support of hospitals and donations from local businesses, which enable us to provide free services to families. LMK has a Special care baby booklet which is available free of charge to families and health professionals in the local hospitals and can be ordered for the cost of postage only for others. LMK thanks the Federal Government Communities for Children Initiative for their support eith this booklet.

LMK is a registered health charity and deductible gift recipient (DGR). Donations over $2 to LMK are tax deductable.

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L’il Aussie Prems


L’il Aussie Prems Foundation Inc. (LAPF) is Australia’s largest online support community and forum for families of prematurely born children and sick newborns. They are a voluntary not-for-profit organisation set up to provide online support, raise awareness, bring parents together who have travelled a similar path whilst encouraging families to share their personal and unique journey through our website. No matter where families are located geographically, our website and support services are assessable 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Foundation’s website was initially established in 2007 by Julia Toivonen, who gave birth to her first son at 27 weeks gestation.  The website has many interactive features available from premmie birth announcements, messages to hospitals, inspirational premmie information, then & now photos, premmies of the moment, birth stories & galleries & angel baby memorials.

The forum and website continue to offer a lifeline to families.

L’il Aussie Prems holds a national event called “Green for Prems” each year on Facebook. The event is held on the first Wednesday in April each year. Families love celebrating the day and take many photos.

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Did you know that the is the peak body in Australia for premature birth or neonatal loss & a founding member of #WorldPrematurityDay? via @PremmFoundation