Delivering Hope campaign puts a spotlight on Royal staff
The Royal Hospital for Women Foundation launched Giving Day, a fundraising appeal, on Wednesday, 23 November.
The day put a spotlight on the devoted staff at the Royal Hospital for Women who work tirelessly to ensure women, newborns and families receive world-class care.
The 12-hour telethon brought together clinicians, patients, media, ambassadors and community members and raised an impressive $257,000 for the hospital.
The campaign was supported by Alex Cullen, the Sydney Swans and Jana Pittman and thanks to the generosity of matched donors, every donation received on the day was doubled.
“A huge thanks to the dream team at the Royal Hospital for Women Foundation for the launch of Giving Day,” said Donna Garland, General Manager at the Royal Hospital for Women.
“The Foundation are a special bunch who inspire people to give back. Their donations are a crucial source of revenue for The Royal,” Ms Garland said.
Donations help the hospital to deliver hope to women and newborns when they need it most by helping to fund specialised equipment, research and services.
“Our purpose is to transform and improve the lifelong health of women, newborns and future generations at The Royal and beyond,” said Elise Jennings, General Manager at the Royal Hospital for Women Foundation.
“The diversity and wide range of specialist care provided across the spectrum of women’s health is just a little of what makes The Royal a special and incredible place,” Ms Jennings said.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Royal Hospital for Women moving from Paddington to Randwick.
More than 100,000 babies have been born since then and more than 250,000 women have been cared for across gynaecology, breast, maternity, fertility, genetics, Indigenous midwifery, maternal fetal medicine, perinatal mental health and oncology services.