Our Organisation

tcflogo no white squareThe Compassionate Friends (TCF) NSW is a not-for-profit organisation that is dedicated to providing peer support to bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents after the tragic loss of a child. We are a registered charity and coordinate approximately 30 Chapters throughout the Sydney metropolitan area and regional NSW.

Our Mission

The mission of The Compassionate Friends NSW is to assist families in the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child and to provide information to help others be supportive. We offer friendship and understanding to families who are grieving the death of a child of any age, from any cause. All bereaved family members are welcome.

TCF NSW Council

While our members are the organisation, TCF NSW has an acting and elected council of six people led by our president; Jenny Wandl. The council members are as follows:

  • Jenny Wandl (President)
  • Joy Rappo (Treasurer)
  • Lyn Ward (Secretary)
  • Janice Mallett
  • Helen Murcutt

Office Administrator, Sheila Trotman, is responsible for the smooth running of the office. She is assisted by a dedicated group of volunteers who give their time freely to further the work of the organisation.

Finally we have three people that help with communicating our message:

  • TCF NSW FOCUS Editor – our president Jenny Wandl,
  • Facebook Editor – Ann Arciuli, and
  • Webmaster – Brett Rylance.

The TCF NSW organisation is established with the vital assistance of the many metropolitan and regional Chapters in TCF NSW. Please refer to the TCF NSW Chapters section of this website for information on the extended TCF NSW family. 

Please refer to the Contact Us section of our website for contact details of key personnel within our organisation.

TCF NSW Constitution

A copy of the TCF NSW Constitution is available for download here:

TCF NSW Constitution