Huge Hills Com­mu­nity Dona­tion to Save Ba­bies Lives

Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - Community News -

"On Thurs­day 24th Au­gust 2017, the lo­cal com­mu­nity came to­gether at Bi­viano’s Restau­rant Du­ral for the Hills An­nual Char­ity Gala Ball to raise money for the Grace Cen­tre for New­born Care at The Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal at West­mead”, said Raj Ku­mar owner of Bi­vianos,

“The Grace Cen­tre (ICU) pro­vides in­ten­sive care to ap­prox­i­mately 600 crit­i­cally ill new­born ba­bies each year who have sur­gi­cal, car­diac and other com­plex med­i­cal con­di­tions” said Mag Hosny JP, Mar­ket­ing Man­ager for Bi­viano’s. “Sadly, the de­mand for the Cen­tre out­weighs their cur­rent re­sources and funds, and we heard their ur­gent plight by in­clud­ing-ICU in our last year Bi­viano’s Gala Ball”.

To help ICU to con­tinue its life-sav­ing work, our goal as or­gan­is­ers and sup­port­ers was to raise suf­fi­cient funds to pur­chase an ur­gently needed $24,000 for one Panda Med­i­cal Bed.

“Through the gen­eros­ity of spon­sors, donors, and guests on the evening, enough funds were raised to pur­chase not one, but two of these in­cred­i­ble beds” said Mayor of The Hills, Dr Michelle Byrne. “I feel ex­tremely lucky to live in such a gen­er­ous com­mu­nity and thanks to Bi­viano’s Restau­rant Du­ral for host­ing such a great yearly event”.

Dr Jim Tag­gart -OAM , who was the MC and auc­tion­eer for the night said “I want to thank ev­ery­one who at­tended and do­nated to the event. It was for such a wor­thy cause, and I was de­lighted to be in­volved with Bi­viano’s ”.

On Fri­day 2nd of March, the two new Panada Med­i­cal Beds were of­fi­cially pre­sented to Pro­fes­sor Dr Na­dia Badawi AMMed­i­cal Di­rec­tor and her team An­gela Casey and Robert Hal­l­i­day of the Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal at West­mead- ICU.

Mem­ber for Cas­tle Hill Ray Williams MP said “I want to thank the gen­er­ous peo­ple of the Hills who do­nated funds which se­cured these beds on be­half of The Grace Cen­tre at West­mead Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal. These two beds will be vi­tal to sav­ing the lives of hun­dreds of ba­bies in the fu­ture”.

If you are in­ter­ested in at­tend­ing the next Hills An­nual Char­ity Gala Ball will be on 23rd Au­gust 2018. Tick­ets go on sale on 7th May.

Raj Ku­mar , Dr Jim Tag­gart, Chloe Webb (Bi­viano’s staff), Ray Williams MP- Cas­tle Hill and Dr Michelle Byrne- The Hills Mayor and Robert Hal­l­i­day ( ICU team) and Prof Dr Na­dia Badawi AM and Mag Hosny JP.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.