As one of the world’s leading paediatric hospitals, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne (RCH) has been providing outstanding care for Victoria’s children for over 140 years.
The RCH Foundation harnesses community and philanthropic support to bridge the gap between government funding and excellence in children’s healthcare.
With the mission to raise money for the RCH, the RCH Foundation enables the hospital to pioneer research and new treatments, provide world-class leadership and state of the art equipment, as well as support family and patient centred care.
Thanks to support from both the community and businesses, the RCH Foundation works to ensure the hospital can continue to provide the very best care for sick children and their families.
For more information please visit: www.rchfoundation.org.au
Redkite is an Australian charity that supports children, young people and their families through their experiences with cancer by providing emotional guidance, financial assistance and educational services.
Its vision is to ensure that every child and young person diagnosed with cancer in Australia is empowered to cope with the emotional, social and practical consequences.
Redkite’s philosophy is ‘to give a child or young person the best possible chance of surviving cancer, the whole family needs to be supported’. By alleviating the financial and emotional anxieties, families can focus their attention where it is needed most – on their sick child. Redkite is there for families from the moment a child is diagnosed, throughout the treatment period and beyond and is known by families as providing the ‘must haves’ through the cancer journey.
Redkite receives no government funding but with the continuing support of the community aims to further expand service reach and capacity so all children and young people with cancer receive the support they need.
For more information please visit: www.redkite.org.au
A series of Tasmania-specific grants have been awarded across the broad spectrum of health care, but all share commonality in that they will support Tasmanians suffering from cancer. They include:
Funding for Spurr Wing in Launceston to help provide accommodation for patients and families of patients attending the Launceston General Hospital. Spurr Wing is a ‘home away from home’ for patients and families of patients attending the hospital. It caters for:
Provision of financial assistance for up to 40 families to attend the Appin Hall Children’s Foundation facility located in Erriba, Tasmania. Appin Hall Children’s Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation with a vision for the protection and wellbeing of current and future generations of young Australians. It provides a respite and healing centre designed to assist children’s recovery from serious illness, and suffering homelessness and destitution.
Hospice Support Volunteers
Financial support for the Hospice Support Volunteers organisations in the South, North West and North of Tasmania who each provide emotional, social and practical support to people affected by terminal illness.