The Heart Beads Program

heart beadsThe Heart Beads Program originated in the Heart Centre for Children at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in 2010. The Heart Beads Program hopes to enrich the experience of heart kids & their families at children’s hospitals throughout Australia. Children are rewarded with distinctive beads specific to each procedure or treatment they receive.

The children feel a sense of achievement for their courage & the beads help them tell their story.

Each child’s beads are special & unique to them. The beads are a reward for all the hardships the children face in their hospital stay & the children look forward to receiving them. Children are able to trace their unique journey & tell their story through the beads. Both boys & girls enjoy the benefits of the program.

The beads help the children talk about their experiences & forge relationships with other children.

The Heart Beads Program is available in each of the major children’s hospitals in our state capitals except for the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. Beads cannot be handed out retrospectively due to privacy laws that prevent us from accessing patient information. For further information regarding the Heart Beads Program please contact Linda Clark on

Proudly sponsored & funded by the Northern Beaches Social Riders since 2012, HeartKids Australia would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their ongoing support, we truly appreciate your help in raising money and awareness to support children with heart disease and their families.

Northern Beaches Social Riders and Heartbeads

About Northern Beaches Social Riders

The Northern Beaches Social Riders are a group of like minded people from different backgrounds & walks of life. Mothers, Fathers, Grandparents, Tradespersons & Professionals, whose passion is riding Motorcycles, attending family involved events, & fundraising for Children’s charities. Northern Beaches Social Riders was established in July 2004, & in the last eight years the club has consistently seen its membership numbers increase.

The club raises its donations by holding weekly meat raffles at The Terrey Hills Tavern, conducting major raffle draws with tickets being sold within the Northern Beaches community & at regular social functions which are popular with the members & their families.

The Northern Beaches Social Riders hold several organised rides a month. Members are contacted via e-mail & SMS & can keep up with the rides & other information from the clubs website. The calendar is updated on a regular basis at our monthly meetings held on the second Tuesday of each month at The Belrose Bowling Club at 7:30pm.

If you have any further enquiries or you would like to know when the next function or ride is on please contact the club either by email on, on the club phone 0410 583 395 or by post at P.O Box 570, Terrey Hills N.S.W 2084.



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