Together, let's
cure homesickness

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.

1m

hospital admissions of children that occur every year.

50%

of children in hospital suffer from moderate to severe levels of homesickness.

8

Australian hospitals involved in our cause.

Participating Foundations

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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.

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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.

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Matilda misses swimming and family movie night.

The classic movie line ‘there’s no place like home’ couldn’t ring truer.

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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.

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Luca misses his room and the swing in his backyard.

The draw of the Great Outdoors has never been greater for Luca, whose rare genetic disorder often leaves him too tired to play.

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Get Involved

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