Live for
the moment.
Love for
a lifetime.

We’re here for families with children living with life-limiting conditions

Named after our beautiful boy Hunter Alfred Stratton, we provide financial and emotional support to children with life-limiting illnesses and their families. We help them create moments of fun and laughter—moments that turn into beautiful, lifelong memories of a love that will never fade.

A mission that’s
close to our hearts

Named after our beautiful boy Hunter Alfred Stratton, the HAS Foundation provides ongoing support to children with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

We exist to create a world where paediatric palliative care is well funded and supported, and every family caring for a child with a life-limiting illness gets the chance to create memories that last a lifetime.

And finally, we never give in, something we learned watching Hunter face each day with the bravery of Superman.

A story that starts
with our superman

Eight weeks after our son Hunter was born, doctors told us he would not live to see his first birthday.

The doctors could never clearly diagnose the cause of Hunter’s illness. He spent the final three years of his life with the Palliative Care team from the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

As unexpected and challenging as this news was, Hunter’s resilience defied the odds: our boy lived and loved life until he was nearly 12-years-old thanks, in large part, to our amazing paediatric palliative care provider.

Like many parents of children living with life-limiting conditions, the time finally came for us to say goodbye. It broke our hearts, and though we miss him every day, we’re using our experience to help families in similar situations live for the moment and love for a lifetime.

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Live for
the moment.
Love for
a lifetime.

Our Impact
As anyone who has cared for a child with a life-limiting illness knows, it’s the little things that count.
Raised

$155,000

at our Mother’s Day lunch in partnership with The Advertiser Foundation, helping families access support and experiences.

We create & deliver

50+
care packs

each year for Paediatric
Palliative care families
when first referred,
plus courier to regional families.

We donated

$45,000

to help the Woman’s and Children’s Hospital Foundation create bespoke memory making moments for palliative care families staying at the Laklinyeri beach house.

The little
things

Helped the paediatric palliative care nurses buy the little things that make a family’s time in care more comfortable like quality linen and calming aromatherapy diffusers.

Delivered

Seasonal
Hampers

to families to create positive lifelong memories for those families.

Held our

Walk with a pal

accessible community walk giving people an opportunity to reflect while raising awareness and funds for paediatric palliative care.

Helped part fund a

Viewing
Room

in the Women’s and Children’s Hospital

Ella Stratton
Co-Founder

We launched HAS as a way to honour Hunter, keep his memory alive for generations and to spread his energy of love and kindness.

Ella Stratton
Co-Founder 1

We launched HAS as a way to honour Hunter, keep his memory alive for generations and to spread his energy of love and kindness.

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