Did you know 90% of children in hospital will experience some level of homesickness?
Here's how you can help them...
Money raised goes towards helping kids in hospital get back home where they belong by investing in vital funding needs such as research, the latest equipment, and the amazing health professionals who deliver the care children need.
Funds will also be used to cure homesickness by developing services to connect kids to home while in hospital and making kids feel a bit more at home during their hospital stay.
In 2022 your support will be helping to raise funds for paediatric patients who are receiving care through Hospital in the Home (HITH) through Canberra Health Services.
Funds are raised for our Canberra paediatric patients at Coles supermarkets in Canberra, through
- the $2 Coles Curing Homesickness Card campaign held in April
- throughout the year from sales of Coles Mum's Sause pasta sauce and pizza sauce
Last year, with your support, we were able to purchase Smileyscopes to support paediatric patients of Cententary Hospital for Women and Children in Garran, Canberra.
With the support of the community, we are raising vital funds to get kids in hospital home sooner or for those that cannot go home, help make them feel more at home during their treatment.
Get Involved in Curing Homesickness in 2022
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$2 Coles Curing Homesickness Card Campaign
You can buy a $2 Coles Curing Homesickness Card in any Coles supermarket in Canberra to help raise funds for sick kids in our community. Cards are only available between 1st and 12 April.
Your impact in 2021
Smileyscopes offer a wearable virtual reality experience for children who are undergoing needle procedures. With VR experiences suitable for all age groups, the Smileyscopes will help children from the age of 4 to 18 years.
Needles can cause a lot of anxiety for patients and this anxiety can increase the pain and suffering associated with treatment, as well as cause distress for parents and caregivers.
Giving children a fun, colourful, and interactive virtual reality experience will be a great distraction, ultimately enhancing their hospital experience, while making work more streamlined for medical practitioners.