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Collaboration in Cardiac Care Meeting

Sep 26 2019
All Health Professionals are invited to attend the Collaboration in Cardiac Care meeting that will be held on Thursday 12th December 2019. The ...

A lovely letter from a Heart Centre family

Aug 24 2017
The family of one of our patients has written a beautiful letter of appreciation. It shows how many people and various roles work together to ma...

24 Hour Soccerthon

Aug 23 2017
The annual 24 Hour Soccerthon, which is now in its 6th year, will be running from 25-26 August. Each year this event has helped us raise substan...

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Our new Heart Lung Machine

Posted by Kylie Flament on 22 April 2016

We held a celebratory event on Monday to thank the major donors and fundraisers who made the purchase of a new Heart Lung Machine possible.  Over 700 people contributed to the funds needed to get this machine, which acts as the heart and lungs for a patient during bypass surgery.  We were overwhelmed by the generosity of the community, both in dollar value and in the time and effort that went in to so many fundraising events.  Thank you all. 

This video explains a little more about how much it means to us:

 

 

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Buy a Heart

Posted by Kylie Flament on 20 November 2015
On Tuesday the Friends of the Heart Centre (a group of parents and community members supporting the Heart Centre for Children through fundraising, advocacy and feedback) launched the "Buy a Heart" programme within the hospital.  Hearts of different colours and sizes are available for donors, whose money will go towards equipment, research and support for patients and families.  Donors can include their child's name, photo, or their own message on the heart, which will be displayed at our outpatients clinic reception or in Edgar Stephen Ward.  Please contact us if you would like to buy a heart! $50 - red heart
$100 - silver heart
$200 - gold heart
$500 - double heart
$1000 - triple heart ...
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24 hours continuous game of soccer! Kicking Goals for sick kids!

Posted by Manoj Kookkal on 9 July 2015
24 hours continuous game of soccer! Kicking Goals for sick kids!
The Kicking Goals for Sick Kids 24-hour Soccer Marathon is an annual event which aims to raise much needed funds for The Children's Hospital at Westmead.
Over the last 3 years, the event has contributed over $117,000 to purchase vital equipment for the Oncology Clinic and the Heart Centre at The Children's Hospital at Westmead.
The aim this is year is to raise over $50,000 (Just under $44,000 was raised last year), with all proceeds to be used to purchase life-saving and monitoring equipment within the Oncology clinic, Heart Centre and Neurology department.

Donations can be made at: https://give.everydayhero.com/au/kicking-goals-for-sick-kids

Click on Give Now at this link or at the top of the everyday hero page. You will receive an automated email with a donation receipt.

If you have any auction item, gifts for the kids or can donate any product or service, please feel free to contact George on 0404 473 533.

Thank you for your support.
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Trivia Night

Posted by Manoj Kookkal on 18 June 2015
Trivia Night

 

Zipper Tickers are organising a Trivia Night and all proceeds from this event will be donated to the Heart Centre for Children.

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Cycling 1500 Kilometres in France.

Posted by Manoj Kookkal on 9 June 2015
Annabel, (Cardiac Physiologist at the Heart centre for Children) is in France to cycle 1500 kilometres from Strasbourg to Pau over ten days. In doing so, Annabel will also be raising funds for the Heart Centre for Children.

Please support Annabel by donating or simply sending her some well wishes by following this link: https://give.everydayhero.com/au/annabel-arnheim-heart-centre-for-children.

 

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Thank you, Australian Islamic Mission!

Posted by Kylie Flament on 15 April 2015
A very big thank you to the Australian Islamic Mission who organised a bike ride from Katoomba to The Children's Hospital at Westmead earlier this year and raised a whopping $21,000!  The money is being put towards the Heart Lung Machine we need to enable us to perform life-saving surgeries on our tiny patients, so it will make a very big difference to many lives.  A/Prof Gary Sholler (pictured right) was delighted to have an opportunity to thank Sadiq (left) from the AIM in person earlier today.
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Ride Your Heart Out this weekend

Posted by Kylie Flament on 4 March 2015

Good luck to all of the riders who are biking from Katoomba to The Children's Hospital at Westmead this weekend, and thank you so much for your support!  We look forward to seeing you at the finish line. 

The Ride Your Heart Out event (an 80km ride) will be raising funds towards a new Heart Lung Machine.  For more information, go to www.rideyourheartout.com.au

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$110K closer to our goal

Posted by Kylie Flament on 12 February 2015

A Heart Lung Machine costs a whopping $500,000 - but over 10 years it will help to save thousands of young lives.

Thanks to the generosity of many donors, the hard work of several fundraisers, and the unwavering support of families affected by Congenital Heart Disease, we are delighted to announce that we have just clicked over $110,000 raised towards this vital piece of equipment.

Every dollar helps.  For more information see the Heart Lung Machine Fundraising page, or contact the Heart Centre Manager on (02) 9845 2326.

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Grin and Bear It 2015

Posted by Kylie Flament on 3 February 2015

Last year this mud run and obstacle course was a huge hit with staff and families who participated.  This year promises to be even bigger and better!  If you are up for a challenge, with plenty of different obstacles for any fitness level, and you want to fundraise for a good cause, join us on the 22nd of March for Grin and Bear It.

For more information and to sign up, head to http://bandagedbear.org.au/fundraising-event/grin-and-bear-it/

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NRL Grand Final tickets help the Heart Centre

Posted by Kylie Flament on 7 October 2014
The father of one of our patients gave up his NRL Grand Final tickets over the weekend to be at his child's bedside, asking 2GB to auction them off to raise much-needed funds for the Heart Centre for Children.  With this act of generosity, Blake brought in $4,000 for us, which will go a long way towards our purchase of a new Heart Lung Machine.  Here's the email he sent to Ray Hadley that kicked it all off: Evening Ray,
I have listened often over the years and therefore new you'd be the man that could make this happen....if possible of course?
I'm sending you this message from the Edgar Stephan Ward at the Children's Hospital, Westmead - where my now 15 day old son is recovering from life-saving heart surgery. To give you the brief rundown, we found out at the 20 week mark during pregnancy that he would need a bypass (arterial switch) within the first couple of weeks of life - he was 4 days old when complications brought the procedure forward...
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