We’re helping get kids home
from hospital sooner
Curing Homesickness is a joint fundraising initiative that brings children’s hospitals and paediatric services from across Australia together. We believe kids don’t belong in hospital, they belong at home. Money raised will go towards helping kids in hospital get back home where they belong by investing in vital funding needs such as research, the latest equipment and the amazing health professionals who deliver the care our children need. Funds will be also used to cure homesickness by developing services to connect kids to home while in hospital and making kids feel a bit more at home during their hospital stay.
hospital admissions of children that occur every year.
of children in hospital suffer from moderate to severe levels of homesickness.
Australian hospitals involved in our cause.
How much would you like to donate?
Supporting us means helping doctors, nurses and allied health professionals to diagnose, treat and prevent childhood illness and injury through supporting funding needs such as new research, technology, equipment, facilities, clinical services and support programs.
You can choose to donate to an individual hospital from our list, or make a general donation.
Stories of homesickness
Read about 5 children's experience with homesickness in hospital.
Rebecca misses her
ballet and soccer practice.
Rebecca loves to dance and play. But regular hospital stays have made it difficult to either.Read more
Lilli misses school and big screen superheroes.
Since being diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, Lilli’s had to put her own superpowers to the test.Read more
Matilda misses swimming and family movie night.
The classic movie line ‘there’s no place like home’ couldn’t ring truer.Read more
Nicholas misses his dog Benji and his own bed.
Following a severe stroke, Nicholas has been spending his nights on a ward instead of in his own room.Read more
How you can involve your business, community group or family & friends to help cure homesickness
Whether it's a one-off donation, donating your profits for a day, creating a new Curing Homesickness product or hosting your own fundraising event, we appreciate any help promoting our cause and raising much-needed funds.
A special thanks to our partners
Coles make Mum's Sause
We've teamed up with Coles to make a delicious new pasta sauce called Mum's Sause. Fifty cents from every jar of Mum's Sause sold goes to helping sick children in hospitals across Australia as part of the Curing Homesickness initiative. Buy it at any Coles supermarket.Buy online
Marvel Studios Presents The Avengers Double Bill.
On August 3rd, Marvel Studios are showing back-to-back screenings of The Avengers films: Infinity War and Endgame. Donating 100% of ticket sales, screenings will be held in selected Event and Village cinemas nationally. Assemble your team now!
Assembly Label's 'Homesick' t-shirts
Assembly Label has released an exclusive and limited-edition range of t-shirts for men, women and children available in-store and online, with 100% of t-shirt sales going towards Curing Homesickness.Get your t-shirt
Pasta Pantry's pasta dishes
Pasta Pantry’s Sydney stores are raising awareness and donating funds from the sale of their flagship pasta and lasagne dishes in support of the Curing Homesickness initiative.Order a dish
In the News
Australians are getting behind Curing Homesickness, here are our latest news and stories in the media
Coles customers help raise $910,820 for sick kids in hospital…$2 at a time!
Generous support from Coles customers around the country has given a much-needed funding boost to the Curing Homesickness initiative. From 15 to 28 July, Coles supermarkets sold special $2 donation cards to help raise almost $1M to help sick kids in hospital!
Helping sick kids is on the cards this July at Coles
Coles supermarkets will be selling $2 donation cards from 15 to 28 July in support of Curing Homesickness and to help raise vital funds for sick kids in hospital across Australia.
Hospitals Rally to Cure Homesickness
A unique national fundraising initiative, Curing Homesickness, launches today, bringing children's hospitals from across Australia together to get kids home from hospital sooner.