Every September is Lion Warrior Month at GCM. and 10% of all of online orders at GCM this Month will be donated to the Red Nose Day Lion Warrior Foundation. Last year we raised $2000 which was an incredible effort.
What is Lion Warrior month and why is it so important to us?
The Red Nose Day Lion Warrior foundation was set up by Rory & Belinda Sloane in memory of their son Leo who was still born at 36 weeks. The foundation aims to raise money for vital research into premature and still births in Australia. Rory and Belinda's is a harrowing story and I remember being moved by their courage and bravery when speaking about their experience after losing little Leo.
Their strength became a real source of comfort for my wife Kylie and I when only 6 weeks later we lost out twin boys Alfie and Leo prematurely in November of the same year.
No family should have to experience the loss of losing a little baby. No parent should have to explain to their children why they don't get to bring their little brother or sister home. Nobody should have to return home to an empty nursery with no liitle baby to place in the cot at night.
The Lion Warrior foundation aims to answer why some babies are born prematurely and then figure out how to stop it.
You can read more about the Lion Warrior foundation and about little Leo Sloane here:
If you want to support this vital work you can donate directly through the foundation website. Alternatively we have set up donation tins at our GCM HQ in Montebello and also at the Mount Gambier Hospital Cafe.
We will also be hosting a fundraiser at F45 this month so keep your eyes out on our socials for details on that.
And as mentioned earlier 10% of all online GCM sales this month will be donated to the foundation.
To encourage you to order online and to help raise vital funds for the cause we are offering a discount code for you to use online at GCM this month.
use the code 'Lion Warrior' at checkout for 15% off your online orders this week to encourage as many of you as possible to order.
Save money, eat tasty, healthy food, and raise money at the same time. It really is a win win. If you've never ordered from us before there has never been a better time to do so.
Below is a picture of my family. My wife Kylie and our two boys Archie and Henry. The boys were devastated when we lost the twins but so happy when little Audrey came into our lives in November 2019. Audrey is our Angel baby.
We remember and honour Alfie and Leo, along with all the other little babies no longer with us with Lion Warrior month. We hope our efforts can help find some answers to help prevent such a terrible event.