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Winners of Mother’s Day raffle

May 11th, 2018

Congratulations to all the winners from the Westmead Medical Research Foundation – WMRF Mother’s Day raffle.

Some of the Foundation’s staff members had the opportunity to meet the lucky winners as they collected their prizes.

Val Solman won the 1st prize, a Lexus ‘3-Day Drive Experience’ and a $200 Nick’s Seafood Restaurant voucher. Val can’t wait to drive this vehicle. “Hopefully it’s a black car,” Val said.

Val Solman won the 1st prize, pictured with Ana Gatt, WMRF Marketing & Development Manager

The 2nd prize winner was Ann Williams who was lucky to receive a Chelsea Photography voucher, a JustCuts hair voucher and a Rach T full face glam makeover voucher – a well deserved prize to pamper herself.

Ann Williams, 2nd prize winner with Ana Gatt, WMRF Marketing & Development Manager

Kelsey Boivin & Chris Pettigrew won the 3rd prize, a Vittoria Capino coffee machine with 72 coffee capsules. For immediate enjoyment of the coffee, the prize also included a set of 6 ceramic cups and saucers.

Kelsey Boivin & Chris Pettigrew, 3rd prize winners

The winner of the 4th prize was Rebecca Wall who took home The Shabby Shed ‘Mother’s’ gift pack including a willow tree figurine and a candle.

Thank you to all staff, hospital visitors and members of the community who purchased tickets to support medical research and patient care.

Special thanks also are extended to the businesses who donated the prizes for the raffle for their continued support of the Foundation.

                                              Ann and Isabella at the Westmead Hospital foyer, 2 May 2018

WMRF wish all the mothers a Happy Day!

For more information about supporting WMRF and hosting a fundraising event, please contact us on 1800 639 037 or email us.

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Mother’s Day Raffle 2018

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Rev X: Amazing Race

April 26th, 2018


Revolution X will be hosting the ‘Rev X: Amazing Race Game Day‘ on the 19th May 2018 to raise funds for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Westmead Hospital.

Victoria Kastoun with baby Anthony, aka ‘Little Lion

From NICU Fundraiser Amazing Race at Rev X – Events page

Inspired by Head Coach Rob’s son, Anthony Kastoun AKA ‘’Little Lion’’’, who was born on 15 January 2016, 14 weeks earlier than his expected due date, and weighing just over 900g.

Victoria Kastoun with baby son Anthony.

The reality is that Anthony is just one in ten premature births. Many spending their first few months of life in a 4×4 incubator attached to more wires than one will ever see in their life.

So it is our pledge to ‘give’ to the tiniest fighters our world has by raising funds to help purchase life-saving equipment. Our first goal, is to raise enough money to donate a full humidity crib.

Last year we raised: $13738.55

Our goal this year is to reach: $25,000

You can contribute in any of the following ways:

– Participate in the Games Day, entry is by donation, teams of 3 (RXD and Scaled)

– Plus more fun and games to be revealed…

Or simply go to the fundraising page to make a donation:


For more information about supporting Westmead Medical Research Foundation (WMRF) and hosting a fundraising event, please contact Marlene Nasr, Community Relations & Events Manager on 1800 639 037

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Revolution X & The Little Lion Cafe Proudly Supporting The “Tiny But Mighty”

VIDEO: Victoria Kastoun and baby Anthony

Sargents donates $240K for vital hospital equipment


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A visit to Westmead before teeing off

March 20th, 2018

Parramatta Chamber of Commerce has selected Westmead Medical Research Foundation (WMRF) as the charity of choice for their upcoming Charity Golf Day.

During a recent visit to Westmead Hospital, the event sponsors got a behind the scenes insight at how funds raised by WMRF are used in different areas of the hospital.

Darren Delaney, Mark Davis, Paul Noppen, Rosa Bellisimo, Joe Conneely

Paul Noppen, Darren Delaney and Mark Davis, from Noppen Group, together with Parramatta Chamber of Commerce Board member Rosa Bellisimo, visited The Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre (CPMCC) and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Westmead.

CPMCC nurse unit manager radiation oncology Noeline Ranzac – who is also a golf fan – thanked the sponsors for their commitment to this year’s event.

“Some of the equipment we use daily at the centre was purchased with funds received from sponsors and supporters of events like golf days,” Noeline said.

“The incredible generosity of donors funding state-of-the-art equipment allows us to improve the therapy of patients through their difficult cancer journey.”

At NICU, the sponsors met nurse unit manager John Whittaker who explained the importance of having equipment with advanced features available at the ward.

“A perfect example is the PANDA Resuscitaire, a machine that keeps a newborn at optimum temperature and has the ability to provide breathing assistance if the baby requires it,” John said.

“Thank you to Parramatta Chamber of Commerce, Noppen Group for visiting, and all the sponsors of this year Charity Golf Day.”

The 2018 Charity Golf Day in support of the Foundation will be held on May 8 at Oatlands Golf Club. Golfers and guests will play a round of golf and then enjoy lunch to raise funds to support medical research and patient care at Westmead.

To find out how you can support medical research and patient care, call us 1800 639 037 or email.

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Related links:

Parramatta Chamber of Commerce: Charity Golf Day, May 8

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