It certainly was a busy second part of the year for HAS Foundation. We worked on many of our usual annual events but we also started work on some exciting new projects for 2022.
So let’s take a look at what we got up to…
GRAZE AND RAISE
In September, nearly 100 of our nearest and dearest HAS supporters came together at Melt Henley for our annual Graze and Raise Luncheon.
It was a beautiful day and a great success. We raised $25,000 to support the palliative care families through the Women’s and Children’s Hospital Foundation and the beautiful memory making moments for families staying at the Laklinyeri Beach House.
We also announced the appointment of our first ever ambassador, Taryn Brumfitt from Body Image Movement.
A big thank you must go to:
- our MC (and long-time friend of HAS) Rebecca Morse for hosting our event.
- photographer Tania Gaylor for taking some photos of the event.
- Kimberlee Brown from Pop Rock Park for donating gifts for our guests on the day.
WALK WITH A PAL
November 7th saw HAS Foundation hitting the sand for our annual Walk with a Pal event at Henley Beach. We had our biggest turn out yet, with well over a hundred supporters join us for our walk, which is our biggest walk to date. We raised $3000 on the day which used to buy goodies for our Christmas bundles.
We also held our first packing day at our new warehouse facility, The Healthy Living Precinct. The HAS team together with a few volunteers packed 20 HAS Foundation care packs. Our range of care packs is growing all the time. We now have 6 different packs, peri-natal, baby, boy, girl, teen boy and teen girl.
FEED THE HEART AND SOUL
Each year, in partnership with Scoffed Cooking School and Kids in Philanthropy, we run our Feed the Heart and Soul cooking programs through the school holidays. In October, an amazing group of 16 future change-makers, came together to learn some cooking skills and made some super nutritious, healthy meals. We made Lasagne and Chocolate brownies, which have been delivered to Laklinyeri beach house. These meals are just what the doctor ordered for palliative care families to use while staying at the beach house.
SAINTS BOYS FUND GOGGLE DONATION
An amazing group of boys from Saint Peters Boys College held a fundraiser to support HAS Foundation.
For over 3/12 hours, 15 boys from the first Water Polo team swam 5050 laps of the school pool, which turns out to be 127kms. Each of them fundraised through individual GoFund me pages to help families they’ve never met… and together they raised nearly $12,000.
As a result, HAS Foundation was able to purchase and donate 2 pairs of “Smiley Scope” VR goggles to the Palliative Care unit at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. The Smiley Scope goggles are a virtual reality headset for patients to wear during a procedure to reduce patients’ pain and anxiety.
CHRISTMAS CARE BUNDLES
Our team went BIG for Christmas last year. We packed up 50 Christmas Care bundles, jam packed with amazing goodies, including an Oodie for each of our families. We just loved doing this and being able to spread some extra holiday joy to our beautiful palliative care families this year.
100 REASONS FOR 100KMS
At the end of last year, HAS Foundation was approached by local Adelaide businessman Stephen Warner from Finance Partners as he wanted to organise a fund-raising bike ride and that’s exactly what he did! He and 14 of his mates rode 100kms through the Adelaide Hills and raised a whopping $22,500 for HAS Foundation in the process. We called the ride 100 Reasons for 100Kms, the 100 reasons representing the number of families that are referred to the Women’s and Children’s Palliative Care Service. We were absolutely blown away by this. It was such an amazing day and we loved welcoming the boys across the finish line on Christmas eve morning to thank them.
It was an amazing year at HAS Foundation. As always, thank you to everyone who supported us. We’ve got another busy year ahead and we’re super excited to do it all again and then some in 2022.
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