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A gift for the senses

The Koala Kids Foundation has made a large donation of sensory toys to Monash Health. Sensory toys include things like stress balls, bubble poppers and fidget spinners. The toys tend to squish, pop, spin or stretch when handled. In August 2021, the Monash Health Foundation put out a request on Monash Health ‘s social media

Thank you to Christmas gift donors

From hot wheels cars to kangaroo tails, generous donors gave thousands of gifts for children spending Christmas in hospital. Thank you to all gift donors, with special thanks to Moose Toys, Hinkler, Hippo Blue, MKTR and Fit Body Fit Mind for their significant donations. “We were blown away by the generosity this Christmas, especially after

Friends of the Children Foundation recognised for their support for Monash Children’s Hospital

Associate Professor Atul Malhotra recently publicly thanked the Friends of the Children Foundation for their history of support for Monash Children’s Hospital. Atul is a Consultant Neonatologist and Head, Early Neurodevelopment Clinic at Monash Children’s Hospital. He is also the Co-Chair of Monash Children’s Hospital Simulation Centre. Founded by Shashi Kochhar OAM, the Friends of

Rotary Club helps patients go home with dignity

Adult patients in need across Monash Health will be the beneficiaries of a recent grant from Bendigo Bank to the Rotary Club of Oakleigh Clayton Huntingdale. The $5000 grant will be used by the Rotary Club to purchase clothing for patients in need – for example, after their clothes are cut off during emergency treatment.

Save the date: The Walk for Monash Children’s Hospital Walk celebrates 10 years

The 10th Walk for Monash Children’s Hospital will take place virtually and at Jells Park, Wheelers Hill, on Sunday 22 May 2022. Ron Fairchild, Director of the Monash Health Foundation explained the impact of the Walk. “Since its establishment, participants in the Walk for Monash Children’s Hospital have helped raise more than $1.2 million for

Festive message from Ron Fairchild, Director, Monash Health Foundation

There’s no doubt that 2021 has been a tough year for many of us. The COVID-19 pandemic has continued to present challenges and opportunities for Monash Health and the Monash Health Foundation. While our colleagues – nurses, doctors, allied health professionals and non-clinical employees – have been working extremely hard responding to COVID-19 and delivering

Summer 2021-22 issue of Momentum now online

The Summer 2021-22 issue of Momentum – the Monash Health Foundation’s newsletter for and about our donors – is now available to read online. In this edition, you will read stories about the impact of donations across the health service. We report back on the outcomes of 2020’s urgent COVID-19 appeal, which broke Foundation records