We are a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting the families of those affected by the loss of a child. Our mission is to provide fun, positive experiences to help families stay together and support each other during very difficult times. It may sound frivolous, but being able to laugh and enjoy life goes a long way to helping someone as they navigate their new path in life, one where they will need to learn to carry the weight of their grief as gracefully as possible.

What we do

We host four events in South-east Queensland each year that give bereaved families a chance to connect with others who have experienced the loss of a child. These events are fully funded by The Smiley Reilly Project and our generous supporters; there are no costs involved to attend an event. We have a day exclusively for bereaved mums, one for dads and two events that everyone can come along to. Details or these events can be found on our events page.

We provide personalised Smiley Reilly Experience packs that are tailor made for each family. Every pack we put together for a family is unique, filled with love from people and organisations far and wide, and aims to encourage families to step out into the world of fun, laughter and light. A step that for a bereaved family can be a very difficult one to take.

We work with families  after the death of their child. We work with families who have experienced their loss recently as well as those who are “a little further down the track”. For families who need immediate counselling support/grief services, please see our contact page for suggestions.

How can you show your support and/or help?

Join us at one of our events

Make a donation

Contact us to enquire about donating a voucher from your family-friendly business or organisation that will go directly to a family

Contact us to make a donation in the form of administrative costs/requirements. It is our goal that all donations from individuals will go directly towards our mission. We strive to cover all administrative needs through donations specific to those needs.