My Westmead Winter Ball

20 June 2012

Westmead Medical Research Foundation recently hosted the second 'My Westmead Winter Ball' raising over $15,000 for medical research and care at Westmead while celebrating the best of Westmead: its staff and the impact they have on the community.

The Grand Royale at Granville was filled with 250 guests from the Westmead community - doctors, nurses, researchers and their friends and family - who had all bought tickets for a night to remember!

Fabulous food and entertainment made the night unforgettable and fun (as you can see from these photos!).  If you attended - take a look at the photo booth photos >>

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The Frocks, a local band, had everyone dancing from their first song, filling the dance floor and entertaining the crowd all night long.  Meanwhile, traditional Lebanese drummers bought some culture and colour to the evening -- getting people out of their seats for the traditional dabki dance.

With fabulous prizes our fundraising efforts were sold out!  The popular balloon raffle, the 'popthe lock' ice sculpture and the lucky dip saw winner after winner with over 40 prizes given away on the night.  Some fundraising guaranteed people with a take home memory -- the photobooth and caricaturist were busy all night with smiling customers!

A big thank you to our sponsors who made the night happen: Arab Bank, a long term generous donor to the Foundation, Celebrating Events and Entertainment who brightened up the room with their fabulous goods and the GWS Giants who generously donated over $1,000 worth of prizes on the night.  There is also one lady who we wanted to give special mention to, Muriel from Glamour Spot at Winston Hills who spent hours relaxing guests with hand massages.  The support of the corporate and business community is invaluable, thank you.

Here at the Foundation we recognise that a fundraising event can be vibrant and fun.  You may have missed out but want to know about our other events, or you might want to run your own fundraiser? 

Give us a call on 02 8836 4000 to join our mailing list or get some advice and tips on your fundraising ideas.


Thank you James N Kirby Foundation

19 June 2012

The James N Kirby Foundation has generously provided $5000 for the Hawks Nest Care Respite Program.

This is a pro-bono service provided by First National Hawks Nest and their clients for seriously ill or terminal patients and their families and provides an opportunity for them to have some respite from the day-to-day struggle of dealing with a family member who is ill.

The program is so successful that we often have to turn families away. This grant will provide emergency funding for patients that cannot afford to wait for the next available booking.

The WMRF team would like to say a big thanks to the James N Kirby Foundation for their generous donation that will go to such a great cause.

Youth and Road Trauma Forum

14 June 2011

During June, Westmead Hospital invited all young drivers, riders and passengers aged 15-24 to attend the Youth and Road Trauma Forum held at Acer Arena.

This was the sixth year Westmead Trauma Service has taken the initiative to focus on the road side fatalities and injuries and reduce the increasing roadside accidents by promoting safe behaviour.

The forum, attended by many school and student groups, presented a real life scenario with a variety of interactive displays, lectures, demonstrations and guest speakers who have themselves suffered from serious life time injuries. This program provided a good opportunity to teachers and students to understand the statistics of trauma care, available resources and experience the potential risks associated with motor vehicle accidents.

    Please help us in our mission to reduce suffering and save lives. You can make an immediate and positive difference today.