My name is Skye Chalmers and I am fortunate enough to have been working at Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation (SCHF) for the past 11 years. At SCHF we focus on funding new equipment and technology, supporting art, music and play education activities, improving physical spaces within the Hospitals and funding groundbreaking research across Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Bear Cottage, NETS and Kids Research.
We have reimagined our purpose and committed to a bold new purpose: Healthy kids- whatever it takes. We want to deliver extraordinary outcomes for children’s health and wellbeing so todays kids can live their best lives and tomorrow’s kids will have access to infinite possibilities.
In my role as Community Relationship Manager, I have the honour of supporting passionate, enthusiastic community groups like Dainere’s Rainbow in their journey to raise funds and awareness for SCHF. Thanks to the tireless efforts of the Dainere’s Rainbow team they have raised over $500,000 to date for critical Brain Tumour research led by Associate Professor David Ziegler at the Kids Cancer Centre at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. Funding for research projects depends on vital support provided by community groups like Dainere’s Rainbow to ensure patients receive the best chance of a cure with minimal treatment side effects and it provides hope for future generations of Australian children and their families.
I have really enjoyed working with Dainere’s Rainbow over the years and look forward to continuing this relationship for many years to come. Their unwavering support, passion and enthusiasm to fund Brain Tumour research is unparalleled and I am sure that the best is yet to come.