Message from the CEO

In 2019, our Foundation will welcome the first families to the WCH Foundation Beach House. This house will give families who have a child with a life-limiting illness a place to take a holiday together and make special memories.

I am happy to say that construction is proceeding on schedule and we look forward to welcoming our first family in June 2019.

The entire framework for the house including the ceiling framing, roofing, all the windows and sliding doors are complete and the external cladding is up. The feature brickwork that spans the wall in the main living area out onto the deck has been completed, as has the large concrete slab in the main living areas, ready to be polished once construction is finished.

Finally, all the interior linings and insulation have commenced, and the track for the Patient Handling System in one of the main bedrooms has now been installed. This special feature is just one example of what makes this house so special and makes the impossible possible for our families.

During 2019, we will join the Hospital to celebrate 140 years of caring for families. Our current Appeal looks back on how fundraising for the Women’s and Children’s Health Network has changed over time.

Every year, with the support of our community, the Foundation contributes $1.5 million towards various research projects at the hospital. This year we will be highlighting these Research Rockstars, and how their work will benefit the lives of children and their families in the future.

Lastly, I am excited to announce the launch of the Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation Mega Home Lottery. With only 60,000 tickets to be sold and a 1 in 15 chance to win, our first lottery boasts a $1.5 million grand prize home and many more great prizes. Tickets go on sale on Sunday, 31 March 2019.

Thank you all for everything you do to help us support your Women’s and Children’s Hospital. We really could not make a difference without your contributions.

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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