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Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation raises a record breaking $11M

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Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation (SCHF) achieved a record-breaking result for the 2022 Light Up Xmas (LUX) Appeal, raising over $11 million for sick kids. 

This is the first time SCHF’s LUX Appeal has broken through the $10m mark.  

Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation is one of the most trusted charities in Australia, the largest children’s charity in Australia, and one of the world’s largest children’s hospital foundations.   

“With rising interest rates and cost of living pressures, we know families and businesses are doing it tough, but this record-breaking result speaks to Australians’ support for sick kids and for our two terrific children’s hospitals – The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and the Sydney Children’s Hospital at Randwick,” said Kristina Keneally, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation CEO. 

Keneally highlighted that the Foundation had anticipated that the 2022 LUX Appeal might see a decline in donations due to economic conditions. 

“This community spirit and support gives so much hope to children and families facing challenging times, serious illness or injury, or a life-changing diagnosis.” 

The LUX Appeal’s $11 million recording-breaking result is due to generous corporate supporters such as Ausgrid, Coogee Bay Hotel, Western Earthmoving, and Sydney Markets Foundation, as well as individual donations from everyday Australians. Local community groups and fundraising drives played a big part too, raising almost $1 million. 

Last year, SCH raised $76 million from 27,000 donors to support the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network: Sydney Children’s Hospital at Randwick, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Bear Cottage, the Newborn and Paediatric Emergency Transport System, and Kids Research. 

The Foundation calls on Sydneysiders to go all in for kids’ health with SCHF’s next big fundraiser:  Walk For Kids With Cancer on the 26th of March. 

All funds will go towards helping kids with cancer improve their treatment and fund research into childhood cancer. 

Related: Aus celebrities pledge support for fundraising to cure homesickness 

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Menchie Khairuddin is a writer Deputy Content Manager at Akolade and content producer for Third Sector News. She is passionate about social affairs specifically in mixed, multicultural heritage and not-for-profit organisations.


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