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Driving the extra mile for sick kids with Uber

22 May 2020

When times are tough Uber is there to lend a helping hand. In partnership with the Foundation, Uber Australia has generously gifted 4,000 free rides to families in need who are travelling to and from Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.   

For parents with an immunocompromised child, travelling on public transport was already daunting. Adding a pandemic into the mix, it’s simply too risky for sick kids undergoing treatment for serious conditions like cancer or respiratory illnesses, leaving them at a crossroad.  

This uncertain time has added an extra layer of stress on top of families already doing it tough. Our wonderful partnership with Uber will not only alleviate this pressure but it will also give parents the reassurance that their vulnerable child is safe.  

Olivia Jary, our director of fundraising, shares: “Keeping kids safe and connected to their families is the Hospitals’ priority, and the Foundation is committed to supporting the needs of patients and their loved ones in any way we can.

"By partnering with Uber, we’ll be able to help children and their families comfortably access treatment when required. For those children who are admitted, it means parents can visit regularly and provide them with much-needed support.

Sydney Children's Hospitals Foundation raises funds for Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick , The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Bear Cottage, the Newborn and Paediatric Emergency Transport Service (NETS NSW) and Kids Research