Merry Christmas from our CEO

This year has been another busy year for our Foundation and we are proud to celebrate our partnership with your Women’s and Children’s Hospital as they commemorate 140 years of caring for families.

Our biggest project for this year and next is progressing quickly, with construction of our Beach House in Victor Harbor well underway. Our focus is now on making the Beach House a home for all the families who will stay there.

Our current Christmas Campaigns provide a number of opportunities for the community to help with the project as we countdown to official opening the home mid next year. I encourage you to take a look and ‘Give a Gift’ to someone you love this Christmas that will benefit hospital families for years to come. Community support for this will make the Beach House a sanctuary for hospital families who have children with life-limiting illnesses.

Every year, with the support of our friends, the Foundation raises approximately $3 million for the hospital, which equates to $1.5 million annually towards research and a further $1.5 million per year for equipment and projects to improve the hospital environment (for things such as facility upgrades and our Arts in Health program).

We recently finished a grant round with the various units and wards across your hospital on how they can utilise the designated funding we have received this year from our generous donors. I look forward to updating you on the impact you are making across the entire hospital community with your gifts.

I would like to thank all of our partners and supporters for their contributions to our fundraising efforts so far. Your contribution makes a real difference to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital community and the lives of families. Without you, this difference would not be possible.

Our office will be closed for the Christmas Holiday period from 1pm on Friday, 21 December 2018, reopening on Wednesday, 2 January 2019.

From all the staff and directors at the Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation I would like to wish you a safe and happy Christmas. We look forward to continuing to work with our donors, supporters and the hospital community in the New Year.

Jane Scotcher

Chief Executive Officer

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Your gift of $5 could assist in delivering our Play Therapist sessions to enrich children’s days whilst in hospital.

Your gift of $10 could provide necessary equipment for babies in neonatal intensive care.

Your gift of $20 could help to further fund CAR-T research to assist in finding cures for childhood cancer.

Your gift of $25 could assist in delivering our Play Therapist sessions to enrich children’s days whilst in hospital.

Your gift of $50 could provide necessary equipment for babies in neonatal intensive care.

Your gift of $75 could help to further fund CAR-T research to assist in finding cures for childhood cancer.

Your gift of $39 could assist in delivering our Play Therapist sessions to enrich children's days while in hospital ($468 Annual Amount).

Your gift of $49 could help purchase at-home equipment for children recovering at home, meaning more time with their family ($588 Annual Amount).

Your gift of $69 could provide necessary equipment for babies in neonatal intensive care ($828 Annual Amount).

Your gift of $99 could help to further fund CAR-T research to assist in finding cures for childhood cancer ($1,188 Annual Amount).

Your $20 gift will keep the pantry stocked with non-perishable food items to make holiday planning a breeze for our families.

Your $50 gift will bring our Beach House to life by providing comfortable and welcoming surroundings for our families to enjoy.

Your $75 gift will bring fun and laughter to the whole family as you build and maintain an assortment of activities for children (big and small!) to enjoy.

You’re donating $0 (minimum of $5). Your gift will give families a much needed break from the never ending rounds of hospital and doctor visits and instead, focus on making special memories that will last a lifetime.

Your gift of $1,000 will help support the build of the Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Beach House project.

Your gift of $2,500 will help support the build of the Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Beach House project.

Your gift of $5,000 will help support the build of the Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Beach House project.

You’re donating $0 (minimum of $5). Your gift will help support the build of the Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Beach House project.

Your generous support will help make the Beach House project at Encounter Lakes, Victor Harbor, a reality.

Your generous support will help us search for a cure for Paediatric Cancer.

Your support of $20 will provide families like Hannah’s with access to exceptional care, treatment and services.

Your contribution of $30 will help your Hospital to continue to deliver first class care and services to children like Hannah and their families.

Your donation of $50 will help to fund vital hospital equipment, services and research that helps children like Hannah to have the best chance at recovery.

Your support of $25 will provide families like Hannah’s with access to exceptional care, treatment and services.

Your contribution of $50 will help your Hospital to continue to deliver first class care and services to children like Hannah and their families.

Your donation of $75 will help to fund vital hospital equipment, services and research that helps children like Hannah to have the best chance at recovery.

You’re donating $0 (minimum of $5). Your support will make the difference to physical and occupational therapy programs that get children like Hannah home sooner.

You’re donating $0 (minimum of $5). Every dollar makes a difference to helping your hospital and supporting children and their families when they need it most.

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