What's on this Sydney Sick Kids Appeal?

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The Paused Playground – 7–8 May  

For the second year in a row, we will be running an experiential activation to support Sydney Sick Kids Appeal (SSKA).

Our Paused Playground will be open at Customs House Forecourt, Circular Quay for two days from May 7-8 to announce the launch of the appeal.

The activation will involve a large-scale playground, including swings, a slide and seesaw, all frozen in time, driving home the message that every child in hospital is a childhood on hold.

Visitors can scan a QR code to either donate or just watch as the playground comes to life on the screen, reminding them that they can help bring a kid back home and help to press play on childhood.

Milo and Minka on crutches holding hands and smiling

Sydney Sick Kids Day – Thursday 6 June  

This year, our Sydney Sick Kids Day (SSKD) activation will be heading west to Parramatta! Visit Centenary Square Parramatta on Thursday 6 June to learn about the appeal, join the fun and help sick kids get back to being kids first and patients second.

The event will feature: 

  • Stream Team streaming activation 
  • SCHF merch giveaways 
  • Silent Disco  
  • Kissing Alpacas   
  • Spin to Win  
  • The opportunity to donate or purchase Play for Purpose raffle tickets.

Sydney Sick Kids Day is not just happening in Parramatta! You can donate online or on the phone and join in the fun both inside and outside of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick:

  • Sydney Sick Kids Appeal Call Centre
  • Giveaways to all Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network entities - Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick, Bear Cottage, NETS and Kids Research
  • Stream Team activities
  • Sydney Sick Kids Appeal installations in both Hospitals
  • Fire and Rescue NSW donation collections at CBD train stations
  • In hospital-meal tray activity sheet and station where we will hand out the activity sheets to patients and families on Sydney Sick Kids Day
  • Volunteers will be collecting donations at Randwick Light Rail station from 8am – 10am
Milo holding a Sydney Swans flag and Minka holding a SCHF flag

Sydney Swans x SCHF Charity Match – Sunday 9 June  

To continue the SSKA celebrations we will also be holding our second SCHF match day with the Sydney Swans!

Make sure you arrive with plenty of time to spare to enjoy our fun activities on Driver Avenue, look out for our special Sydney Sick Kids Appeal advertising across the stadium and cheer on the our fun quarter-time on-field activation.

You can also donate through our volunteers stationed at Moore Park Light Rail stop from 1.30pm until 3.30pm on the day of the match.