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Team Harley - City2Surf 2017

Jun 27 2017
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Halor's story

Jun 23 2017
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Kicking Goals for Kids

Posted on 16 September 2013
A 24-hour soccer marathon to raise money for The Children's Hospital at Westmead?  Brilliant idea!  One of our cardiac families ran a successful event last year and raised enough funds to purchase three new cardiac monitors for our ward.  This year they helped us again with this $5,000 cheque (being presented here to Karen Leclair and Gabbie Scarfe from the Heart Centre for Children) that will be put towards further equipment for Edgar Stephen Ward.  The organisers also supported two other departments within the hospital, sharing the love around.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for a day of fun and fundraising!
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City2Surf team's big day

Posted by Kylie Flament on 12 August 2013
The sun was shining, birds were chirping and our six-strong City2Surf team made their way (with 85,000 of our closest friends) from Hyde Park to Bondi Beach yesterday in no time.  Phil and Charles sprinted to the finish, Lexi and Michelle followed soon after, and Nadine and I meandered our way to join them in our own good time as runners we are not.  We had a wonderful day though, a very warm welcome at the Bandaged Bear tent, and the satisfaction of knowing that with your support we raised almost $3,000 for the Heart Centre for Children. So thank you to all of our generous donors, and we hope to see some of you on the BB team next year! Photo: City2Surf team 2013 (from left to right: Nadine, Phil, Lexi, Michelle, Charles and Kylie) We apologise for this photo appearing upside-down if you're looking at this page on a mobile device and are trying to fix it.  if there are any tech-savvy people out there who know what to do, please call me on (02) 9845...
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Thank you Humpty Dumpty!

Posted by Kylie Flament on 9 August 2013
A package arrived at the Heart Centre for Children with a little Humpty Dumpty Foundation logo on it today and the staff got really excited, because we know that it means one of the pieces of equipment that is on the Humpty Dumpty Foundation's wish list has been granted.  Much like a Christmas list, we have a wishlist of things that we're in need of to help us diagnose, treat and support the kids that we see.  This morning the package that arrived in the Heart Centre turned out to be four new holter monitors. Holter monitors are like ECG's - they measure the heart's rhythm - but they stay on for 24 hours instead of just a few minutes.  We attach the holter monitor to a child's chest and back and he or she can run, play, eat, sleep and do just about anything in the holter monitor except get it wet (which means no shower or bath for 24 hours).  Then when we get it back, we're able to look at any unusual rhythms over that 24 hour perio...
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Gala Dinner success!

Posted by Kylie Flament on 29 July 2013

A huge THANK YOU to Rachael, Belinda and Erin who organised the fabulous Zipper Tickers gala dinner in Newcastle this weekend.  The venue was stunning, speeches touching and guests generous.  It was a huge success in raising much-needed funds for an echo machine for the Heart Centre for Children, and a credit to the wonderful organisers.  There are a few photos available via The Herald and should be more to come.

Photo (right): Rachael Coyte telling her story.  Photo taken by Funky Kidz Photography.

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Congratulations Nichole and Glen!

Posted by Kylie Flament on 17 July 2013

Nichole and Glen, parents of little Mosiah who sadly passed away in early 2009, recently set themselves a fundraising goal of $3,000 for the Heart Centre for Children.  They geared up for the Suncorp Gold Coast 5.7km run on the 6th of July and put the word out there about their aim.  I was delighted to come back from leave this week to see that they absolutely smashed their target, and have raised a grand total of $3,887!  Congratulations guys, you've done an amazing job and I can't wait to hear about how your first fun run went!

For more information or to send in a last-minute donation, click here.

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Thank you Glengara!

Posted by Kylie Flament on 24 June 2013

Thank you to Janice, John and everyone at Glengara Retirement Village for your generosity over the weekend.

We were kindly invited along to watch the Waratah Girls Choir perform on Saturday afternoon (and they were breathtakingly good!).  Retire Australia, Glengara Village and some of the individual residents then made some kind donations to the Heart Centre for Children as the charity of choice, which will be put towards new equipment to help us to diagnose and treat more children.

It was wonderful to meet some of the residents, hear their stories and feel what a wonderful community they have at Glengara.  Thank you again to all of you.  It was a wonderful afternoon and we hope to see you again soon!

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New equipment making a difference

Posted by Christian Turner on 4 June 2013

Occasionally babies are born with atrial flutter, a type of abnormal heart rhythm. Previously, the treatment for this was an electrical shock which is painful and requires a general anaesthetic. With the support of a generous donor, we purchased a High Output Stimulator in December 2012, which allows us to fix the heart rhythm without the shock or general anaesthetic.  It also allows us to manage rhythm after heart surgery, making a big difference when the usual pacemaker is unable to deliver the required energy.  Thank you to the company that kindly donated $3,500 for this machine.  It is already making a big difference to babies and children at the Heart Centre whose hearts need a little help to pick up a normal beat.

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Thank you card

Posted by Kylie Flament on 3 May 2013

We are lucky enough to receive cards and letters from patients and families on a regular basis, but I couldn't resist sharing this one with you.  William has been a patient of ours for a while now and wrote this lovely message to Dr David Winlaw, one of our cardiac surgeons.  It came with a self-portrait of William with Dr Winlaw which we love.  Beautiful work, William!

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Ten for Ted

Posted by Kylie Flament on 24 January 2013

Thank you to Carolyn Galvin and her family and friends who raised $10,000 for the Heart Centre for Children over Christmas 2012.  Their generosity will contribute to our genetics programme, looking for answers to why some children are born with heart disease.

To see how you could support the Heart Centre, click here.

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Thank you Virginia

Posted by Kylie Flament on 20 December 2012

A big thank you to Virginia Burns who organised a great big raffle and raised over $2,000 for the Heart Centre for Children. 

To see how you can help the Heart Centre, click here.

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