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Mater Foundation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of health care and medical research in and beyond the Queensland community. The foundation engages and stewards philanthropic support to Mater Health Services and Mater Medical Research Institute (MMRI).
Donations to the foundation help to:
MMRI is committed to partnering research with its use in treating patients. This commitment has led to the establishment of four research themes:
Mater Foundation is proud to support MMRI in their work as a contributor to the worldwide medical research effort to improve health.
For further information visit www.materfoundation.org.au or phone 07 3163 8000.
Each year, the Royal Children’s Hospital cares for more than 30,000 children from all over Queensland, northern New South Wales and beyond. Through the support of the community, the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation works wonders for sick kids by investing in groundbreaking research leading to faster diagnoses, better treatments and ultimately cures.
Our team of 500 friendly volunteers also help deliver a patient care program which provides practical support to staff, sick kids and their families. Volunteers provide friendly information services, time-out for parents through playing with kids on the wards, and assist in clinical areas including operating theatres.
The Foundation also funds the Wonder Factory — a specially designed entertainment centre boasting game consoles galore, arts and crafts capers, an amazing book bunker...and so much more. It's a time and space in which our young patients can escape the demands of hospital routine and get back to what kids should be doing...playing, laughing and just being kids.
Currently, the annual Kids Christmas Appeal is on to help raise vital funds for these activities. Led by the B105 Christmas Appeal and supported by the fundraising efforts of retailers, businesses and community groups, this event runs through to Christmas.
From a very humble beginning in 1989, the Toowoomba Hospital Foundation has evolved into one of the most recognised and supported charities in the Toowoomba and Darling Downs region and today provides outstanding support for the Toowoomba Hospital and associated health services of the region.
The Foundation's vision is 'to provide the most meaningful support possible for the hospitals and health services of Toowoomba & region, ensuring that both the community and staff can reap the benefits of that support'.
The Toowoomba Hospital Foundation exists to:
The Foundation assists the hospital and health services in facilitating donations from the corporate and business sector, service clubs and general community and conducts fund raising events with many being established as major events in Toowoomba in their own right. These include charity golf days, cinema and theatre evenings, race days, rodeos and gala luncheons and dinners. The Foundation also has a strong business base of managing car parking at the Toowoomba Hospital and also the Coffee Shop/Cafeteria. The Foundation is also associated with a number of major events in conjunction with other organisations such as the dance spectacular A Christmas Wish in Toowoomba's iconic Empire Theatre and Toowoomba's Wonderland of Lights in Queens Park; Queensland's largest public Christmas lights display with both events raising in excess of $25,000.
The establishment of the Toowoomba Hospital Children's Appeal in 1999 has been a major step forward for the Foundation and the appeal has become one of the most important annual projects for the hospital, raising over $100,000 each year.
Since the inception of the Foundation, more than $3.5 million in equipment, staff development and research funding has been donated to the hospitals and health services of the region and that support continues to grow from year to year.
For further information, visit www.toowoombahospitalfoundation.org.au or phone the Chief Executive Officer, Peter Rookas on (07) 4616 6166 or 0418 713 138.
The RBWH Foundation is the charity arm of the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) (Queensland’s largest hospital and the largest teaching hospital in the Southern Hemisphere).
The foundation’s primary purpose is to raise money to buy vital equipment and fund world-class clinical research at the hospital.
The RBWH Foundation provides ongoing funding for five large, world-class research centres based at the RBWH:
The foundation constantly strives to increase and strengthen its capabilities with grants, and has awarded research grants for 2010 in the following categories:
For more information, visit www.rbwhfoundation.com.au or phone (07) 3636 7588.