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Call out for donations of sensory toys

Does your company manufacture, import or sell sensory toys? Services across Monash Children’s Hospital are seeking donations of sensory toys for their patients. Sensory toys include things like stress balls, bubble poppers and fidget spinners. The toys tend to squish, pop, spin or stretch when played with. Sensory toys are used in our mental health,

Head shave fundraiser goes swimmingly

Inspiration to make a difference in the world sometimes comes from the most unexpected places. Young Isla is a patient at Monash Children’s Hospital. Each week her family visited the Toby Haenen Swim Centre in Sandringham for Isla’s brother’s swimming lessons – all with shaved heads. Swimming instructor Matt explains: “I would be in the

Join the MCH Winter Walk

After years as an in-person event, the Walk for Monash Children’s Hospital will be a virtual event this August. The Winter Walk asks participants to walk 10,000 steps per day over 21-30 August, aiming for a target of 100,000 over the 10 days. “Thanks to our wonderful supporters from Monash Health and the community, the

Young philanthropist shows the way

At 11 years old, Oscar Chalmers is already learning about philanthropy. Oscar was inspired by an Australian YouTuber named Lazarbeam to organise a substantial donation of two special game carts to Monash Children’s Hospital. Designed for children to play on while in bed or waiting for a procedure, the USA-made GOKarts will be housed in

Workplace giving program encourages external employees to donate

The Monash Health Foundation has launched a new campaign to inspire external employees to give to Monash Health through pre-tax donations. The new program links supporters with Monash Health to which they give fortnightly or monthly through payroll deductions. Director of the Monash Health Foundation Ron Fairchild said that workplace giving is a great way

Tax appeal aims to take skills and drills into the F.A.S.T. lane

The Monash Health Foundation has launched its tax-time community appeal focusing on critical skills training in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). The appeal will raise funds to create the Monash Children’s Frontline Advanced Skills Training (F.A.S.T.) suite. Director of PICU Associate Professor Felix Oberender explained that the PICU team are taking teaching and learning

Curing Homesickness campaign benefits Monash Children’s Hospital

Patients of Monash Children’s Hospital are set to benefit thanks to a recent campaign at Coles. Over a two-week period Coles customers in Victoria donated $264,350 by purchasing Curing Homesickness cards and buying “Mum’s Sause” branded products. General Manager of Monash Children’s Hospital Kym Forrest said that the result will enable the purchase of specialist