Help parents stand straight

By Trish Burden

I'm raising funds for The Children's Hospital at Westmead!I'm raising funds for The Children's Hospital at Westmead!

It's been almost a year since my daughter spent a week in hospital after flying head over turkey across her bike handlebars and onto her head (and every other part imaginable). The Children's Hospital at Westmead was our second home and the staff were INCREDIBLE. 

We had many different room mates during the time all suffering terribly with parents looking depleted and worn out with worry for their child. The site of the old pull out armchair awaiting them providing little reassurance for a restful night ahead. 

During our experience, we were moved to a second room and I felt like I'd won lotto - the room came equipped with a super-comfy pull down bed for the parent. The energy that provided to get through the journey can't be underestimated. Every parent should be gifted the same. 

That's my brief story and you don't have to look far to find others with very similar experiences. Please help me raise the $4200 to buy a pull down bed for the hospital to help parents now and in the future to a more restful sleep. Please share my fundraising efforts with you networks. 

The Children's Hospital at Westmead is one of Australia's leading specialist medical centres for children, offering a safe and friendly healing environment for children from NSW and beyond. The Hospital's expert medical staff care for more than 80,000 critically ill and injured children every year. That’s why I’ve chosen to raise much needed funds for The Children's Hospital at Westmead.

Thank you for your support!

Thank you to my Supporters


Ryan, Tom And Jem Deane

Yay Aunty Trish - Kris Kringle happily donates 😀


John Nevin


Karen Pennington

As someone who has sat in a lot of hospital chairs at the bedside of loved ones - I know how important having a place to rest while they recover is important! Good luck with your fundraiser!


Lauren Attinelly

Such a blessing to have great support when needed most!


Otte Homan

Done! Great initiative. This is one of those important little things that goes forgotten when hospitals (eventually) get funds for upgrades. All fancy MRI stuff and so on, but no bed for a parent for a couple of nights.


Melanie Saunders


Tracey Dunlop

All the best x


Lara H




Fiona W


Maxine Burden


Marika Partridge


Kate Koster

Bloody brilliant Trish!