2019 started with a goal. We set ourselves a New Years resolution in the way of a word. ACTION – Our first year has had plenty of action. Thanks to you.

This week is our birthday week, and we would like to say a huge thank you to you for supporting our Foundation. We are very grateful for the opportunities we have had with amazing people. Fabulous organisations and businesses who have helped us pave our way in the non-profit arena.

The Advertiser Foundation with the beautiful Angela Condous, jumped on board to support us straight away. We raised $20,000 at our first-ever function for Melbourne Cup last year.

A second function supported by the Advertiser Foundation was our Mother’s Day function. It was a huge success, a great day full of entertainment and also raised a whopping $75,000!

Lock in May the 7th 2020 for the next Advertiser Foundation lunch.

With personal donations and businesses and companies donating to us via fundraisers or social groups we have collectively raised over $130,000 in our first year. Whoo Hooo  – Thank you. 

If you or your business would like to support us as your chosen charity in the future, we would love to chat with you further.

Below is a summary of the projects we have been working on this year.

Care Packs
We have been busy preparing, ordering and sourcing products for the Care Packs for Paediatric Palliative Care families. These packs are for when a family is first referred to the service.

The packs are full of useful items for families when they are in the hospital and for the long days at home caring for a critically ill child.

  • Keep cups for coffee’s
  • Reusable drink bottles
  • Compendium to keep and take Doctors notes.
  • Toys, books, puzzles and games
  • Phone chargers
  • Dinner vouchers
  • Petrol and Supermarket vouchers
  • Zoo passes
  • Movie passes
  • Quick meals
  • Plus some bespoke items to suit each families needs

If you have a business or product you think would be great for the Care packs, please get in contact as we love new ideas and new goodies to share. Or if you or your company would like to sponsor a pack we would love to hear from you.

Women’s and Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Beach House
We have been thrilled to support the beautiful Beach house project.
Laklinyeri Beach house has been a fantastic project to be apart of for the past four years. The dream has become a reality, and it is finished ready for families to enjoy, create memories and have some precious relaxing time to together as a family.

HAS Foundation’s philosophy is:

LIVE FOR THE MOMENT, LOVE FOR A LIFETIME. 

We are all about creating memories, so we will be funding a photographer to shoot a photo session with the families while they are staying at the beach house, as a special memory to keep forever. Photos are so precious when it’s all you have left.

Palliative Care Hospital Room Restyle
The amazing Palliative Care team asked us to help part-fund a restyle of a room in the hospital for families to spend time together with their child once they have passed away to say goodbye. It will make a big difference for families, being able to be in a soft, gentle space to grieve. We are proud to have been involved.

“Feed the Heart and Soul”
The future programs that we are working on are “Feed the Heart and Soul” which will supply families with comforting home-cooked meals after a hospital stays or after their child has passed. We were fortunate enough to have a beautiful community around us that did this for us, so we wish to provide that for other families.

Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle
2020’s significant goal is to have a wheelchair accessible vehicle to help families easily get to appointments. Watch this space!!!

Thank you for being part of our founding year. We are so excited to share what we have been up to and our goals or the future.

If you feel like you would like more information about supporting the HAS Foundation or to get in touch, please don’t hesitate we would love to hear from you.

Finally, you are more than welcome to duck over to our website to donate any 1st birthday cheer!!!!

Thank you again, for your time and support, we look forward to seeing you soon.