Our family care packs have been thoughtfully crafted to provide families referred to Palliative Care with nurturing items designed to make their life somewhat easier and their journey a bit more gentle, at the hardest of times.
Located within the picturesque Encounter Lakes in Victor Harbor, it is an extraordinary holiday home where families can relax and create wonderful memories. Officially opened in July 2019, the Beach House is South Australia’s first purpose-built holiday home for families with children with complex medical needs or in palliative care. For more information on the Beach House, CLICK HERE
Kids, come and cook for a cause! Philanthropy today is not about what you give, but the way that you give it. When anyone gives anything with a good heart, they can become a philanthropist — a conduit and a catalyst for love. Our ‘Feed the Heart and Soul’ program in partnership with Kids in Philanthropy is a fun-filled school holiday program which invites kids to help prepare home cooked meals for a cause. Under the guidance of qualified chefs, kids will leave knowing how to cook healthy while exploring the gift of giving to those in need.
Try to imagine celebrating a child or family member’s final birthday. We help the paediatric palliative care team ensure it’s a birthday they’ll never forget! Because getting together to celebrate a birthday creates magical moments that lift the spirits of patients and live long in the memory of loved ones. And you can help! Simply, gift or pledge your birthday, ask for donations and all funds raised will go towards a party pack for families in care. It’s a fun and feel-good way to celebrate your birthday and help a family in care.
No one talks about paediatric palliative care and that has to change. For families living with life-limiting conditions, it’s an isolating and overwhelming time. We’re launching a podcast to break down that taboo and unearth conversations designed to help, using our experiences and knowledge to help families navigate the process and live for the moment and love for a lifetime. Stay tuned!
Going to and from hospital and other appointments on a regular basis can be costly for families with children in palliative care. One of our dreams is to provide volunteer-based, wheelchair-accessible transport to and from the hospital for families in need. This will remove the burden of parking, petrol, taxi and rideshare costs so that the families can focus on creating memories. This one is still in the dreaming phase, can you help us bring this dream to life?
A gallery to see how our work in the community comes alive in different ways.
at our Mother’s Day Luncheons, helping families access support and experiences.
each year for Paediatric
Palliative care families
when first referred,
plus courier to regional families.
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.
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.
to families to create positive lifelong memories for those families.
accessible community walk giving people an opportunity to reflect while raising awareness and funds for paediatric palliative care.
in the Women’s and Children’s Hospital