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RECENT NEWS & EVENTS

From the Heart Study: It's not too late to be part of this important study!

Feb 02 2017
From the Heart is an Australia and New Zealand Fontan Registry research study open to children, young people and adults with a Fontan circu...

Soccer marathon bigger and better than ever

Sep 06 2016
The 5th annual 24-hour soccer marathon was held in Dural this weekend and the team far exceeded their fundraising goal, bringing in an incredibl...

Wagga Wagga spring cocktail party

Sep 01 2016
The Bald and the Beautiful Spring Cocktail Party, being held in Wagga Wagga on 17 September, is a celebration and fundraiser for the Heart Centr...

Get Involved

Helping Hands PictureThere are many ways to get involved and make a difference at the Heart Centre for Children.  Here are just a few of the current opportunities.

 

Attend an Event or Support a Fundraiser

There are always a few fundraisers happening around the place, so have a look at our New & Events or Contact Us to find out more.

 

Help our Book Sale

Feel free to drop any of your unwanted books (for children or adults) at the Heart Centre to be enjoyed by ward or clinic patients,  and available for purchase if they want to take them home (donating $2 per book to buy new equipment for the department).

 

City2Surf PhotoGo in a Fun Run / Walk / Cycle

We did the City2Surf and the Color Run in 2013 and will be on the lookout for team members for 2014.  In the meantime, you can always compete in your favourite fun run, bike race or other activity and raise funds for the Heart Centre for Children.  If this is a possibility then we would love to hear from you.  Just contact us here.

 

Volunteer at the Hospital

Another way that you can offer some assistance to the Heart Centre for Children and the hospital as a whole is to volunteer your time.  While we don’t have volunteers for the Heart Centre specifically, the Children's Hospital at Westmead run a fantastic volunteer programme that we simply couldn’t do without.

We have volunteers from all walks of life who come in to help all over the hospital.  They help out in a wide range of areas, including:

  • Giving one of the wards a hand with babies and children that need looking after while Mum and Dad take a break
  • Helping out in one of the libraries
  • Running the volunteer shop that sells all sorts of goodies for kids and adults and raises funds for the hospital
  • Clerical work within a department
  • Running the sibling care area where siblings of children can come and play while their parents are otherwise occupied
  • Assisting at the front desk, helping families and visitors to find the department or ward they’re looking for

If you would like to know more about volunteering for The Children's Hospital at Westmead further, please get in contact with Jill Jenkins, Head of the Volunteer department, on (02) 9845 3841 or email the Vollies Manager via our contact page.

Please note that you must be at least 18 years old, and will need to undertake both a Criminal and a Working With Children Check.  The Volunteer department is open 7.30am until 4.30pm Monday to Friday, and 9.00am until 3.00pm on weekends.

 

Other options

If you're interested in getting involved in any of these activities or in setting up your own, please call our Heart Centre Manager on (02) 9845 2326.


 

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