We're proud to partner with Curing Homesickness - a joint fundraising initiative that brings children's hospitals and paediatric services from across Australia together.
The initiative believes that kids don't belong in hospital, they belong at home. 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.
Curing Homesickness News
There's a new sauce on the block!
For the 2021 campaign, Coles has released a new Mum's Sause - Pizza Sauce! Like with the original Mum's Sausa Pasta sauce, 50c from the sale of every bottle of the pizza sauce in Canberra Coles stores will benefit paediatric patients at the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children.
To support this exciting new product, Coles supermarkets will also be promoting $2 Curing Homesickness cards at checkouts nationwide for two weeks between 28 April to 11 May, with funds raised in Canberra staying in Canberra.
Just what Santa ordered: new limited-edition tee from Assembly Label
Assembly Label are supporting Curing Homesickness again this year with the launch of a limited-edition tee with 100% of the t-shirt sales donated to help get kids home from hospital sooner.
Available from 23 November 2020 until stocks run out, don’t miss this perfect Xmas gift that will look good and do good at the same time! Available instore or online
Thanks to the kind donations made through Curing Homesickness, we're able to purchase Smileyscopes for children and adolescents who are either in day-stay clinics or admitted to the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children.
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.
1 million jars of Mum's Sause sold!
A big congratulations to Curing Homesickness for recently selling the 1 millionth jar of Mum's Sause! This means that through the Mum's Sause initiative $500,000 has been raised to help sick children in hospitals across Australia.
Created as part of the Curing Homesickness initiative launched last year, participating hospitals in every State and Territory receive 50 cents from every jar of Mum’s Sause sold.
Keep an eye out for Mum's Sause in your local Coles - 50c from every jar sold in Canberra will benefit children who access Canberra Health Services and help us fund the initiatives on this year's wishlist.