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Media Release

St.George Foundation helps children living with Congenital Heart Disease

9 January 2017

HeartKids Queensland has received a grant for $19,375 from St.George Foundation to support children living with Congenital Heart Disease.

The grant will fund HeartKids Queensland’s Tween Camp; a three day camp tailored specifically to the unique interests and needs of children aged between 9 and 12 years who are living with Congenital Heart Disease. The Tween Camp enables these children to participate in activities they may not normally experience due to their medical condition.

Holly Williams, State Manager for HeartKids Queensland, said, “The grant will fund a team of camp supervisors, medical professionals and support staff that can provide specialised care whilst creating a welcoming, safe and fun environment for the children participating in the Tween Camp.”

Vanessa Barry, Head of St.George Foundation said, “We are delighted to partner with HeartKids Queensland to help support the important work they do for children with heart disease in the local community.”

“HeartKids Queensland is one of 29 community organisations who have received a share of over $1 million in funding in our latest grants. We look forward to announcing more grants to local organisations committed to transforming children’s lives” added Vanessa.


Media Contact

Vicki Copeman
Phone: 0412 059 766

St.George Foundation contact

Brendan McGufficke
Phone: 0466 352 633

About the St.George Foundation

St.George Foundation was established by St.George Bank in 1990. Since that time, it has partnered with more than 800 community organisations across Australia to invest more than $27 million to improve the lives of Australian children who are physically, socially or economically disadvantaged.

To find out how you can support St.George Foundation please phone 1300 726 023 or email