​​​​​Western Health Foundation Community Fundraising Toolkit

Community support is critical in ensuring we can continue to provide vital care to the people of Melbourne’s west. If you would like to assist us by hosting a community fundraiser, we have developed a toolkit to help you in planning your event -

The 2017 Western Health Foundation Community Fundraising Guidelines .pdf ​


Community groups and individual fundraisers are the backbone of Western Health Foundation's fundraising efforts and The Western Health Foundation is lucky to have outstanding support from the local community. 


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The team from Watergardens Hotel paid a visit to the Sunshine Hospital Children's Ward on 23 December 2016 to hand over baubles with Christmas messages donated by patrons of the Hotel. The team raised an impressive $5000 through their Message in a Bauble Appeal. This money will help purchase three hand-held pulse oximeters, four bassinet cots for newborn babies and a set of weighing scales. These vital pieces of equipment will enable Sunshine Hospital to take even greater care of our smallest patients. 


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A big thank you to the volunteer gift wrappers who donated their time in the lead-up to Christmas 2016 to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House Family Room at Sunshine Hospital. Thanks to their support and fabulous gift wrapping skills, close to $10,000 was raised. It was the third annual gift wrapping fundraiser organised by Sandra Collins and the team from Ronald McDonald House Charities Australia, with the amount raised growing each year. Thank you also to Watergardens Town Centre who donated the site, wrapping paper and resources.​


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One of Western Health's longest supporters, the Williamstown Motorcycle Club, continues to be a big supporter of its local hospital in Williamstown. The Club raised over $6,000 from its annual Bikes by the Bay event last year​​, which it kindly donated to Williamstown Hospital to enable the Patient Rehabilitation Centre to purchase a recumbent exercise bike, along with 10 fit-for-purpose Patient Rehabilitation Centre chairs.The members recently gathered at Williamstown Hospital to view the equipment and meet with staff to hear about how their generous contribution is helping patients.​


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The Altona Cricket Club held their third annual Breast Cancer Ladies Day in February ​​2016 to raise money for BreastWest. The club raised a very impressive $6,570 to support women in the west facing a breast cancer diagnosis.

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​In late 2015, the Sunbury Pink Ladies, led by Andrea Casey, raised a very impressive $8000 from the Sunbury Pink Ladies BreastWest Dinner at the Goonwara Golf Club in Sunbury. The money raised on the night funded care packs for breast cancer patients at Western Health.