VIC AND TAS EVENTS
Due to COVID-19 the HeartKids support team will not be attending The Royal Children's Hospital or Monash Cardiology Clinic until further notice. Virtual support activities are being conducted including afternoon teas, activities and special guests – please keep checking our Facebook pages for details.
Our Family Support team continue to be available by phone, email and text. Please reach out to them.
Monday to Friday:
Tracy Stanley M: 0478 091 773 E: email@example.com
Monday to Friday 9:30am – 2:30pm: Amy Heafield M: 0431 544 510 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday: Helen West E: email@example.com
Thursday – Youth Engagement: Rebecca Peters M: 0421 518 366 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information sessions for adults with CHD
HeartKids is very excited to commence free monthly online Get-togethers and Education Sessions for all adults with Congenital Heart Disease or acquired heart disease during childhood and their family and friends.
These will be held via Zoom technology. This software is easy to use and will allow us to hold our adult sessions nationally for the first time! Please visit the website for further information https://www.heartkids.org.au/how-we-help/adults/adult-zoom-sessions
Virtual events for young people
Sundays 4.00pm - 5.00pm
Young people (teens and young adults - aged 12 - 25) are invited to attend virtual events hosted by the HeartKids Victoria Youth Advisory Committee. The events are held fortnightly on Sundays 4:00pm – 5:00pm. Please check Facebook for details of upcoming events.
Virtual afternoon tea for HeartKids families
Tuesdays 3.00pm - 4.00pm
While we are not present at The Royal Children’s Hospital for our regular morning teas we are coming up with different ways to support our families.
Amy & Helen invite you to attend a virtual morning tea every Tuesday 3:00pm – 4:30pm.
Join the Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88517357134 Meeting ID: 885 1735 7134
You will need to download the Zoom App - please click on the appropriate links and follow the prompts to set up your free Zoom Account on your computer, phone or tablet to join us for our virtual events.
If you’re having trouble accessing Zoom or logging on please call Amy M: 0431 544 510
Do you live in the Albury/Wodonga or close surrounding areas and would you like HeartKids to register your child to attend this year’s Special Children’s Christmas party which is being held on Zoom?
These parties are not organised by HeartKids and a place at the party is not guaranteed. Your heart child must be aged between 0 - 12 years of age. You will need a ticket or a link for either of the parties and this will be provided closer to the date of the event. There are plans for the parties to go ahead in some way dependant on Covid-19 restrictions. Please register here.
Note, previously advertised Melbourne and Launceston locations have been cancelled
Wodonga - Sunday 29 November, 3pm On line Zoom
The live, virtual event will include all your favourites - Santa & Mrs Claus, Steve Bowen, Tully F, Skateboarding demos, lots of smiles, dancing and spot prizes. Each child will receive a gift which will be delivered to our nominated collection point in the week following the live event.
David Strassman shows With Ted E Bare
Did you know world leading ventriloquist, David Strassman, is a HeartKids Amabssador and he performs exclusively for HeartKids families regularly? Would your family like to be invited to attend one of these shows which includes the opportunity to interact with Dave and Ted E Bare? We are taking expressions of interests from families Australia wide with a heart child or heart angel.
Please register your interest with Amy on Amy.Heafield@heartkids.org.au
Biggin & Scott online auction
Our wonderful supporters Biggin & Scott Corporate are holding online auctions for their upcoming Annual Awards event with all proceeds coming to HeartKids. Check out the wonderful range of items from personal training sessions, restaurant vouchers, Bunnings vouchers, skincare, skydiving even a CALF!
Please bid on your favourite items and help HeartKids. Bidding ends Wednesday 23 September. https://www.32auctions.com/HEARTKIDS2020BIGGINSCOTT
All proceeds go to HeartKids
Yarra Valley Tea fundraiser
We are very fortunate to have so many in our community who want to give back and support others. Meaghan & Garrick from Yarra Valley Tea Company are just one example of a HeartKids family who will be giving back by donating 10% of sales from their organic tea range to HeartKids. As part of the HeartKids community, you can also get 10% off your purchase. Just use the code: Heartkids at the checkout. #WINWIN. So, head to their website https://yarravalleytea.com.au and get that warm fuzzy feeling knowing you are supporting us and enjoying a cuppa. (Promotion runs from 29 August to 29 September)
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 email@example.com or 0431 544 510