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Cardiology transition workshop for adolescents

Sep 18 2018
Not sure about transitioning to the adult health service? Come along to our workshop and hear about living well with congenital heart disease. ...

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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24 hour Soccer Marathon

Posted by Kylie Flament on 5 July 2016

Are you interested in being part of a 24 hour game of indoor soccer?  The Kicking Goals for Kids soccer marathon is in its fifth year and will take place from 6pm Friday 2 to 6pm Saturday 3 September 2016 in Dural.

It is a fun night and day, with music and a delicious BBQ for all players.  It's a great way to get involved, and perhaps take on a team of Heart Centre staff.

For more information, head to https://give.everydayhero.com/au/kicking-goals-for-sick-kids-2016

We look forward to seeing you there!

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2 weeks to go - Mending Small Hearts

Posted by Kylie Flament on 2 July 2016

Just two weeks to go until the Mending Small Hearts gala dinner on 16 July.  This wonderful event sold out several weeks ago and promises to be a great evening.  A huge thank you to the organisers.  We look forward to seeing you on the night!

For more information, head to the Mending Small Hearts Facebook page.

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Mending Small Hearts

Posted by Kylie Flament on 3 May 2016
We were very excited to see one of our families in the news, and to hear about the Mending Small Hearts gala dinner they are putting together.  The goal of the Mending Small Hearts charity event is to raise money towards new equipment two ECG machines and a cardiac ultrasound machine. The hospital treats up to 3500 children with congenital heart disease each year. Mrs Roy says despite the ongoing challenges, Ethan is a happy baby. "He's easygoing, and takes everything in his stride," she said. "He has an amazing team of carers, so we want to give back to say thanks for everybody who has effectively saved his life." The gala dinner is on July 16 at Doltone House, Sylvania Waters. Contributions can be made through monetary donations, vouchers or goods for a silent auction and raffle, or table sponsorship. Click here to read Ethan's full story and how his family are helping us. ...
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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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$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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Golf Day 31 October

Posted by Kylie Flament on 23 July 2014
Zipper Tickers, the Newcastle-based group of Mums who last year raised over $40,000 towards a new echo machine, is this year organising a Charity Golf Day to help fund a new heart-lung machine (which keeps our little patients alive during open-heart surgery).  Details of the day and how to register your team are on the website, www.zippertickers.com: Please join us at Newcastle’s premier golf club Pacific Dunes on Friday 31st October for what promises to be a fun filled day of golf and laughter as we raise funds towards the purchase of a new Heart Lung By-Pass machine for the Heart Centre for Children. Format for the day will be a 4 man Ambrose/Shot gun start. On course novelty competitions and prizes. Ticket price includes golf, cart hire, breakfast, lunch and drinks package. We hope to see many of you there! ...
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Share your story

Posted by Kylie Flament on 3 June 2014
One of our adolescent patients is writing a book about congenital heart disease and would like to speak to other children and their families about it.  If you are interested in sharing your story, please Contact Us and we will put you in touch.  Alternatively, call me on (02) 9845 2326 to discuss.  Many thanks!
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Valentines Day cake stall

Posted by Kylie Flament on 20 January 2014
7-14 February is Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week, so we're going to celebrate Valentine's Day with a big cake stall and book sale in the entrance of The Children's Hospital at Westmead.  If you would like to help in any way, please call the Heart Centre Manager on (02) 9845 2326 or contact us here
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