Fundraising Events

Summit Survivor - Saturday 23rd November

With fun and teamwork at the heart of this mud run, long running distances have been replaced with awesome challenging obstacles. The course is so densely packed you'll move quickly from one obstacle to the next!


Summit Survivor is for adventurous 12 to 60 year olds You can push yourself and make the course tough, or slow it down (skip obstacles if you need) to suit your style. There is also a Kids Survivor Course for under 12 year olds!


You can run or create a team! Tackling The Summit as a team is SO much fun and great for team and relationship building. Together you'll tackle challenging, fun obstacles like the Muddy Mountain and the Wipe-Out Wall.

Visit to register or for information. When you’ve registered then set up an Every Day Hero fundraising page and share the link to fundraise for HeartKids and the fight against CHD. Contact for more information on how to fundraise for Heartkids.

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Get Happy for HeartKids! Colour Run 24th November


The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5K on the Planet, is a unique event that celebrates healthiness, happiness, and individuality. Now the largest running series in the world, The Color Run has been experienced by over 6 million runners worldwide in 35+ countries.

Share the love and join The Color Run at Flemington Racecourse on the 24th November. 

Help our HeartKids by selecting Fundraise for HeartKids when you register.

For more information visit or contact for help on how to fundraise for Heartkids.


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Would you like the opportunity to park a brand new car in your driveway?

The Rotary Club of Ballarat South is conducting its annual Community Raffle to raise funds for charitable organisations.

This is a great opportunity for HeartKids to raise much needed funds - the cost of each ticket is $2.00 and we retain 80% of proceeds for all tickets we are able to sell.


This year's prizes include:

• 1st Prize – Mazda CX5 Auto MAXX valued at $36,880 inc ORC

• 2nd Prize - Mazda 2 P 6 Auto Hatch Neo valued at $21,188 inc ORC


We thank those of you who have offered to help sell raffle tickets in the past, we hope to have your help again this year. We are also looking for new families or individuals who can sell as many tickets as you can in your local community. Maybe you have a school, sporting club, extended family and friends that you can sell to. Tickets are on sale until 10th January, 2020 so plenty of time to sell. The raffle will be drawn on 9th February, 2020 at Ballarat Showgrounds. 

Please contact Amy Heafield to order tickets: or 0431 544 510.

Individual tickets will also be available to purchase at the Christmas Picnic on November 23. 




Murray Quad supporting HeartKids - Saturday 30th November & Sunday 1 December 2019


Looking for a weekend away to explore the mighty Murray River then the 2019 Murray Quad is for you.

It all begins with a 25km/12km paddle down the Murray River from Cobram to Tocumwal on Saturday 30th of November,

followed by an evening 40km indoor spin session at Balance Spin Studio Mulwala and ends with either a half/quarter marathon,

a 6.5km run on the world class designed Black Bull Golf Course in Yarrawonga on Sunday.

Then everyone can join in the fun HeartKids/Parents run walk along the famous Lake Mulwala foreshore.

Each event can be done individually or any combination.

For more information contact: Timothy Roadley on 0417373376 or email

Event Website site:

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Why let our kids have ALL the fun? It's time for dads and daughters, and mums and sons, to spend some quality time together while teaming up for a wonderful cause! 

Bruce Mullan, a long time supporter of HeartKids, has been running Dad-Daughter golf days in schools since 2015 and is calling on all dads & daughters, mums & sons, uncles, brothers, sisters, grandparents & guardians willing to join in the fun for some golf and giggles. 


Weed whackers wanted!  Let's dream big and raise $10,000

Time is the one thing we always wish we had more of. Spend it wisely with the people you care about.

Visit for more information or register now here.

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Escape Room Challenge

Register your interest to participate in a HeartKids Escape Room Challenge and leave everyday life behind for an hour of intense exhilaration, during which you and your teammates attempt to escape a locked room by following a series of wickedly cryptic clues. Contact for more information.

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Support Events:

Special Childrens Christmas Parties 

Tickets for the Special Children's party have already been ordered.  We can only take Wait List registrations so please register if you would like to be considered if a person with a ticket can no longer attend.


Sat 7 December, 9.30am - 1pm 

Grand Pavillion, Melbourne Showgrounds Victoria 



Sat 16 November, 11am – 3pm 

Derwent Entertainment Centre, Hobart Tasmania 



Sat 30 November, 10am - 1pm 

Wodonga Sports & Leisure Centre 


These parties are for children with special needs and are run by Special Children's Christmas parties (not HeartKids).   Families with a heart child (aged 0 – 12 years) or families with siblings of heart angels (0–12) are invited to register their interest to attend.  Parents and siblings can attend but only the heart child will receive a present from the toy room. 


Please register for the wait list here


World Festival of Magic- Various Dates

HeartKids will have some tickets to the World Festival of Magic shows in November and December.
To register your interest for tickets please click hereWe will then request these from the organisers and post to you if we are successful in securing tickets for your family.
Tickets will be available for : - 
Albury Entertainment Centre, Wednesday 20 November, 10.30am and 4.30pm
Ballarat, Founders Theatre, Sunday 15 December,  1.30am and 4.30pm
Bendigo, Ulumbarra Theatre, Friday 13 December, 11.30pm
Geelong, The Arena, Thursday 21 November, 10.30am
Hobart, HGC Federation Concert Hall, Saturday 23 November, 3pm & 6pm
Launceston Conference Centre, Monday 25 November, 10.30am & 5.30pm
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre,  Saturday 14 December, 11am and 2pm
Mildura, St Josephs College Stadium, Wednesday 11 December, 6.30pm


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HeartKids Christmas Picnic - 23rd November

Come and join the HeartKids community for a Christmas picnic on Saturday 23 November from 11am to 3pm at the North Melbourne Primary School.


Celebrate Christmas with other HeartKids families and enjoy activities and a visit from Santa.

BYO lunch if you wish or you may choose to purchase food.

Further information about the day will be emailed to you before the event.

This event is for families of a heart child or heart angel.

So please register if you would like to attend by clicking here.



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Catch-up for adults - Sunday 24th November

Adults (18 years and over) with Congenital or Acquired Heart Disease and their partners are invited to catch-up on Sunday 24 November 2019.

Where: Arbory Afloat, 2 Flinders Walk, Melbourne VIC 3000

When: Sunday 24 November 2019 at 2:00pm


Meals and drinks are at your own expense. You can view the menu here

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Variety Kids Xmas Party - 5th December

When : -Thursday 5th December Register at 10am for 11am-1:30pm

Where: - Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

HeartKids can order tickets for your heart child and one carer to the Variety Kids Xmas Party.  It is an annual event where Victorian kids facing challenges with disadvantage, disability or living with special needs come together to have fun in an inclusive and welcoming environment.   There are carnival rides and attractions, clowns, costumes, entertainment, food, games and gifts! This event is also FREE for all our families and organisations who attend. Hosting up to 5,000 kids each year, it's no small celebration!   We know the hustle bustle isn't everyone's cup of tea, so we have a number of quiet spaces if kids need a break from the excitement. 

Please register your interest here 


Please note that this is an invite only event, so you must secure a ticket to attend. This is not a HeartKids run event but HeartKids will be able to distribute tickets when they are available. 

This event is only for heart children aged 1 day to 13 years old and one carer.



Bubs and Bowls - Every Wednesday 

Every Wednesday 10am – 12pm the Port Melbourne Bowls Club hosts a free Bubs and Bowls event.

Bubs and Bowls is a fitness and social activity that you can enjoy with your little one.

The event brings new and expecting parents, grandparents and friends together to enjoy a coffee, a chat and a social roll.

PMBC also provide a complimentary annual social membership to any one bringing their little one in. For further information visit

Contact Port Melbourne Bowling Club, 130 Spring Street, Port Melbourne Phone 03 9646 2642

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HeartKid Branch Catch Ups

Our volunteer Branch Coordinators do an incredible job of organising local catch ups in various locations across Victoria and Tasmania. If you would like to attend one of our scheduled events it is important that you register you interest to attend with your local branch coordinator. Please contact Amy Heafield if you need more information on finding your local branch at or 0431 544 510


HeartKids Morning Teas at The Royal Children's Hospital

When: Tuesdays & Thursdays

Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm

Where: Third Floor Parent Lounge
Details: All ward, PICU, NICU and outpatient families are welcome to join us for morning tea. We look forward to seeing you there!