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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...

Our Supporters

Every day we are focused on solving complex medical problems, improving quality of life, finding answers, delivering life-saving outcomes and helping patients and their families through their difficult journey.  Our ability to do all of this is aided by the generosity of donors and fundraisers throughout the year, who help us to purchase much-needed equipment and undertake critical research for patients and families.

We would particularly like to thank the following organisations and individuals for their support:

 

 

2014

Dr KC Lau Dr Lau has worked at the Heart Centre for Children for many years and knows the importance of what we do.  He made an incredibly generous contribution to our new Exercise Stress Lab, donating over $70,000 to fit it out with the best equipment and resources available.
Once again, Gregory Jewellers donated some of the proceeds of their specially-created line of jewellery to us, resulting in several thousands of dollars of funding to help us to purchase new equipment.  Thank you!
Every year, we give the Humpty Dumpty Foundation a wish list of equipment that would make a difference to what we can achieve.  Humpty donors help Humpty deliver equipment from that wish list.  In the last two years, we have received five new holter monitors and a high output stimulator through Humpty.
Justin & Isabel Parents of a lovely little patient of ours, Justin and Isabel kindly donated several thousand dollars to each of our research programmes: genetic research and psychological research.  Finding answers to questions such as "why does my child have a heart condition" and "what can I do to support my family during this difficult time" could not be done without support such as this and we cannot thank them enough.
This group of volunteers donate care packages for children coming to Edgar Stephen Ward all year, and in 2014 have been fundraising to help us to purchase a new Heart Lung Machine.  Visit the Heart Lung Machine Auction on Facebook for some great auction items that will be sold online in November 2014.

 

Sargents Pies Charitable Foundation has been incredibly generous to the Heart Centre for Children in 2014, donating several million dollars to upgrade our cardiac catheterisation lab.  This lab allows us to perform life-saving keyhole surgery and the new, state-of-the-art equipment arriving in December 2014 will ensure our Cardiologists have the best possible tools at their disposal to save young lives.
Once again, this group of volunteers in Newcastle is helping us to purchase much-needed equipment, by holding a Charity Golf Day on 31 October 2014 to raise money for a new Heart Lung Machine.  Visit www.zippertickers.com for tickets and information.

 

2013

Carol, John and Luke

Carol heard about our plight to purchase a new echo machine on the radio and felt she might be able to do something to help.  So for several months she and her family and friends worked tirelessly to put together the Sydney gala dinner of the year!  Held on the 13th of September in the Grand Ballroom at the Sofitel Sydney, it was a night to remember and one that raised much-needed funds to get us across the line in our bid to buy a new echo machine.

Catriona

Mum to little Monty who gave her quite a scare shortly after he was born, Catriona went in her first ever triathlon in October 2013, raising over $15,000 for the Heart Centre for Children to get us even closer to our goal of purchasing a new cardiac ultrasound (echo) machine, which we were able to do a few days later.  Thank you Catriona!

Having been touched by heart disease in the family, Gregory Jewellers went above and beyond to put together a new range of jewellery which sees 5% of the sales price come to the Heart Centre.  The jewellery line launched in early 2013 and continues to contribute to the donations that we use for vital equipment and fundraising.
In 2013, HeartKids NSW donated $20,000 to us (which we put towards developing family support resources) as well as care bags for parents coming to Edgar Stephen Ward, and two new chair beds (the single fold-out chairs that parents can sleep on next to their child's bed in our ward). 
Every year, we give the Humpty Dumpty Foundation a wish list of equipment that would make a difference to what we can achieve.  Humpty donors help Humpty deliver equipment from that wish list.  In the last two years, we have received five new holter monitors and a high output stimulator through Humpty. 
Nichole and Glen

Parents of little Mosiah who sadly passed away in 2009, Nichole and Glen gave it their all in July 2013 to run 5.7km on his behalf.  They set themselves a fundraising goal of $3,000 and surpassed it by over $800.  Thank you, keen runners!  What a difference that will make.

This group of volunteers donated care packages for children coming to Edgar Stephen Ward all year, as well as a Christmas tree and lots of presents for those who couldn't head home for the festive season.

This group of volunteers based in Newcastle fundraised over $40,000 to help us to purchase a new Echo Machine

 

2012

Carolyn Galvin Christmas is a time for giving, and no one showed that more in 2012 than this friend of the Heart Centre who donated $5,000 and challenged her friends and family to match the amount - which they duly did.  Thank you Carolyn and family - you brought us a lot of Christmas cheer!
HeartKids NSW gave us $20,000 in 2012, as well as donating care bags for parents coming to Edgar Stephen Ward.
This group of volunteers donated care bags for children coming to Edgar Stephen Ward all year, as well as a Christmas tree and lots of presents for those who couldn't head home for the festive season.

After Debbie's daughter Sofia spent some time in the Heart Centre for Children as we looked after her little heart, Debbie decided that she would like to give something back.  Her boss, Charlie, whose niece was also affected by heart disease, thought it was a great idea and so Wishing Hearts was born.  In 2012, with the help of Mates on a Mission, they organised a gala dinner extravaganza which raised enough money to purchase a radio frequency perforator for us, with a bit left over which went towards other equipment.  Since then, they've helped a couple of our patients with special needs, and remain great friends of the Heart Centre.

 

Prior

The Adolph Basser Trust The clinical division of the Heart Centre for Children is the Adolph Basser Cardiac Institute, established over 50 years ago after a direct donation from the Trust in 1960 (see our History).  Established by philanthropist Adolph Basser, the trust has offered generous support for specific equipment purchases and research projects over many years. This is our longest standing donor relationship and we are grateful for the Trust's ongoing interest and contributions to our work.

 

To find out how you can help, click here or contact the Heart Centre Manager on (02) 9845 3043.

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