Merrylands Rugby Union Club will be holding their Annual Cancer Fundraiser – Mrs P’s Day – on the 26th May 2018 at Holroyd Sports Ground from 1pm. There will be food, raffles, rugby and a gold coin donation ladies lunch, with all proceeds from the day going to Westmead Medical Research Foundation to further support Cancer patients and their families and also aid in fighting the awful disease.
Merrylands Rugby Union Club fundraise in honour of Helen “Mrs P” Parker, who tragically lost her life from Cancer. Helen spent a large part of her life as part of the Merrylands Rugby family and they continue to honour her through all they do.
For more information about the day please go to Merrylands Rugby Union Club page.
For more information about supporting WMRF and hosting a fundraising event, please contact us on 1800 639 037 or via email.
The countdown for the 2018 Coleman Greig Challenge has started, so mark your calendar to join this annual event on Friday, 21 September 2018.
For the third consecutive year, Westmead Medical Research Foundation (WMRF) is one of the beneficiaries of an event that provides businesses and individuals with the opportunity to make a difference to the Western Sydney community.
During the recent launch of the Challenge, Coleman Greig Lawyers Principal, Andrew Grima, thanked the businesses who have already agreed to sponsor the 6th version of the event.
“In the past five years the Challenge has raised nearly $600,000 for our charity partners and the amazing work they do giving children with special needs and newborns opportunities and support to be the best they can be,” Andrew said.
“Participant numbers have also increased from 103 back in 2013 to over 500 in 2017.”
Once again, Olympian Jana Pittman is an ambassador for this year’s event, along with WSLHD’s former director of supportive and palliative medicine Dr Phillip Lee, who is also a cyclist enthusiast.
Grab your training gear and join the businesses and individuals who will come together to run, ride or walk in beautiful Parramatta Park and enjoy the celebratory breakfast offered at Old Government House.
In 2017 more than 50 WSLHD employees joined the challenge. Let’s beat that number this year with more participants and more funds to support the work of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Westmead Hospital.
For further information about the Coleman Greig Challenge, please visit https://colemangreigchallenge2018.gofundraise.com.au/
To find out how you can support WMRF please call us on 1800 639 037 or email.
Last month, during the Puthandu Vizha celebration, enthusiastic members and volunteers from the Sydney Tamil Magalir Mandram (STMM) Inc organised a family day full of music and dance to fundraise for Westmead Medical Research Foundation (WMRF).
During the recent cheque presentation, STMM president and founder, Ms. Vinithra Jayaraman said that she was very pleased with the fundraising efforts.
“In 2017 our community group raised $800 towards the work of the Foundation. This year with the support of generous guests and their families we managed to raise $2,200 for the purchase of wheelchairs Westmead Hospital patients,” Ms Jayaraman said.
The family event was filled with dance performances, delicious food, and engaging stalls showcasing traditional apparel, jewellery and home décor created by women entrepreneurs.
WMRF is very grateful for the ongoing support of STMM.
They are offering all Westmead staff $5 off every haircut at their Parramatta (Westfield) and Burwood stores. A further $2 from that haircut will be donated back to WMRF.
All funds raised are directed to support the delivery of patient care and medical research.
Simply show your staff ID or mention the Westmead Hospital promotion.
There is also a fundraising page where you can support this great initiative. https://fundraise.wmrf.org.au/profile/justcutsparrabur
To find out about other ways to support patient care at Westmead, please contact WMRF on 1800 639 037 or email us.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For more information about supporting WMRF and hosting a fundraising event, please contact us on 1800 639 037 or email us.
Jeni was the 69th patient in Australia to receive the pancreas-kidney transplant!
“We often call other organ recipients by their number as patients.
I’m a friend of No. 34. We are like a big family,” Jeni said.
Please help support this year’s tax appeal just in time for EOFY and read more about Jeni’s wonderful health journey.
Cindy Chung, Exercise Physiologist at Redbank
For more than 40 years, Westmead Hospital’s Redbank House has been at the forefront of specialist treatment for children and teenagers experiencing severe, complex and treatment resistant mental health issues.
Managing strong emotions or anger is just one of the techniques children learn to help them regain control, prevent self-harm or to stop them from hurting others.
The ongoing generosity of donors such as Sargents Pies Charitable Foundation has been crucial for Redbank, which has received support in the form of exercise and music equipment, and more recently with the introduction of the Exercise Physiologist who helps children to develop their ability to manage stress and anxiety.
Research shows that exercise has many short and long-term benefits, not only for the children’s physical health but also their mental health.
“Our exercise program stimulates endorphins and serotonin that improve the mood, as well as the parts of the brain responsible for memory and learning,” Cindy said.
Regular exercise can reduce symptoms of mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety, assist with recovery from mental health issues and boost the immune system.
Cindy has experience in the assessment, design, and delivery of exercise and behaviour change interventions. Her individually designed exercise programmes make a valuable contribution to each child’s recovery.
If you want to support the work of Redbank or any other area of Westmead Hospital, please contact please contact us on 1800 639 037.
You’re invited to mingle with the experts and find out what the latest advancements in treatment/management of IBD.
If you, or someone you know lives with IBS, this could be the FREE event just for you this year!
Please register to book your seat/s now and don’t forget to share and invite others that may benefit from this information night with guest speakers and a Q&A session.
If you would like any further information about this event, please call us on 1800 639 037 or email the Community Relations & Events Manager, Marlene Nasr
WSLHD’s former Director of Supportive and Palliative Medicine, Dr Phillip Lee will compete in the 2018 Clare Classic this weekend to fundraise for the Westmead Medical Research Foundation (WMRF).
Dr Lee will be heading south to take part in the event on Sunday 8 April and ride through the picturesque Clare Valley, near Adelaide.
Dr Lee has already raised his target of $700 but is hoping for more donations to go towards the work of WMRF.
As someone who has seen first-hand how generous donors make a difference through their fundraising efforts, Dr Lee knows that small things in hospital wards like a new couch, a new paint job or nice curtains can make patients feel more comfortable.
“They improve the environment for families experiencing difficult time,” Dr Lee said.
“It is not just about looking after the patients, it’s about caring for the families to help them through their not so easy journey.
“Donor generosity leads to better patient care because the staff are just overwhelmed by that support and it gives them really good feedback about the job they’re doing.
“In the long run patient care actually improves from the high levels that it’s at already.”
WMRF head of development Joe Conneely is grateful to have fundraisers committed to the Foundation’s mission of supporting the delivery of medical research and patient care.
“Without the incredible generosity of fundraisers like Dr Lee, we would be unable to achieve these extra support measures in our wards for the patients,” Mr Conneely said.
To support Dr Lee on his Clare Classic ride, go to https://clareclassic.gofundraise.com.au/page/PhilipLee1 or for more information about supporting WMRF via hosting a fundraising event or joining a challenge, please contact Marlene Nasr, Community Relations & Events Manager on 1800 639 037 or email.
WMRF spreads the word about its work to Western Sydney businesses
More than 120 business partners and guests attended “Business After Five”, a networking event organised by Parramatta Chamber of Commerce and hosted by Westmead Medical Research Foundation (WMRF) at Bertonia Lounge in Parramatta.
Westmead Medical Research Foundation Head of Development Joe Conneely praised the Chamber for the opportunity to host the event on Tuesday and thanked everyone for their attendance.
“Westmead Hospital has more than 330,000 people who are admitted annually and has just under 1.5 million people as outpatients, so it’s easy to say that Westmead has an impact on everybody’s life here in Western Sydney,” Mr Conneely said.
“The kind support of our ongoing corporate donors allows us to assist the amazing staff with their medical research, patient care and the outpatient services for the community since 1990.”
Guests included Parramatta MP Geoff Lee, past and present board members of the Chamber and representatives from a diverse range of Western Sydney businesses.
To find out how you can support medical research and patient care, call 1800 639 037 or email us email@example.com