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A monthly update: Recap on February’s fundraising activities!

We can’t believe we are now in March, what a busy month we have had, with not one but two major events for the Friends of the Children Foundation! Through the generous support of our local community, volunteers, committee members, family, friends and work colleagues we have been able to raise $12,000 to the Monash Children’s Hospital.

Thank you to the 200 walkers who attended our inaugural walk for Monash Children’s at Jells Park. Staff from Monash Children’s, the Monash Health Foundation and Friends of the Children Foundation, joined supporters and members of the community in raising money for the purchase of a special vest  to help treat young patients with Cystic Fibrosis. Over $4000 was raised. The vest plays an important role in patients being able to spend less time in hospital, meaning more time at home with family and friends and a higher quality of life. The 2014 walk for Monash Children’s will be held on Sunday 23 February!

Walk for Monash Children a big success!

 Friends of the Children Foundation also held a fundraising dinner to launch the walk,  over two hundred guests enjoyed a three-course meal and were entertained ‘Bollywood’ style by young dancers who later inspired the many guests to pack the dance floor. In total $8,000 was raised for the Monash Children’s Hospital. The 2014 fundraising dinner will be held on Saturday 15 February!

If you would like to be involved in March’s fundraising activities, we have the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal Walk – now in it’s 15th year, the walk is a major fundraising activity for the Royal Children’s Hospital. Let’s see if we can do better than last year’s $55,000 fundraising amount!

To find out how you can get involved with our foundation or for more information, please contact us.

Donate to Friends of the Children and help us reach our 2013 fundraising target of $75,000!

A very busy month for Friends of the Children

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Our Preferred Charities

The Friends of the Children Foundation is a community minded foundation dedicated  to helping the next generation grow up healthy and happy our preferred charities include:

In addition to the above, we also donate funds to other worthy causes whenever a need arises. In the past we have donated to emergency relief in both Australia and overseas, as well as participated in food drives. If you know of a worthy cause that requires fundraising, please feel free to contact us to see if we can be of assistance.

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Royal Children’s Hospital Royal Children's Hospital

The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) has been providing outstanding care for Victoria’s children and their families for over 140 years. They are the major specialist pediatric hospital in Victoria and their care extends to children from Tasmania, southern New South Wales and other states around Australia and overseas. With a passionate, highly skilled and committed staff campus wide of close to 4,000, they provide a full range of clinical services, tertiary care and health promotion and prevention programs for children and young people.

How we help: We raise much needed funds to assist the Royal Children’s Hospital in the purchasing of much needed equipment. In 2012, we raised over $55,000 for the Royal Children’s Hospital.

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Disability Sport and Recreation

Disability Sport and Recreation is the health-promoting peak organisation for the disability sport and recreation sector in Victoria. Disability Sport and Recreation is a registered disability service provider, state sporting association, TAC community group program provider and a registered charity. The generous donations and support of the Victorian community mean we are able to continue nearly 50 years of work supporting Victorians with disability.
Our mission is to provide and promote positive health outcomes for Victorians with disability through participation in sport and recreation and we exist to ensure Victorians with disability have equal opportunities to take part in the sport and recreation activities they’d like to participate in.

How we help: We raise funds for Disability Sport and Recreation so that they can purchase much needed equipment. In 2012, we donated chairs to the organisation on their request.

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Monash Children’s Hospital

Monash Children’s provides the highest levels of care right where it is needed in the growiMonash Children's Hospitalng south eastern suburbs of Melbourne. With approximately 330,000 young residents aged 0-19 years living in our catchment area – a quarter of the state’s child population –  the hospital’s Children’s Program operates from three major sites serving newborn, child and adolescent needs.

How we help: We  raise much needed funds to assist the Monash Children’s Hospital n the purchasing of much needed equipment. In 2012, we raised over $8,000 for the hospital. In 2013, we have so far raised $12,000 for the purchase of a vest for the treatment of young patients with cystic fibrosis.

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A job well done – Clean Up Australia Day a big success!

FOTC will be participating in Clean Up Australia Day 2013On behalf of Friends of the Children Foundation we would like to thank the volunteers who worked through the heat to help clean up at Brickmrkers Park, Oakleigh. In total the foundation removed:

  • 12 bags of rubbish
  • 3 steel bars
  • 1 plastic bollar
  • 1 shopping trolley
  • 1 tyre
  • 1 bumper bar

A fantastic effort! FOTCF is committed to ensuring a clean environment for all future generations. We would like to specially thank the Chadstone Synners, who provided a bbq for the volunteers.

 FOTCF participate in clean up Australia Day 2013!

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