Date: June 23, 2021
Hearts of Hope Australia is a non-profit organisation that was setup in 2002 by a group of families with Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) children. Hearts of Hope Australia's mission is to relieve the suffering and distress of members of the community born with complex heart conditions, their families, and those families that have lost their children to Congenital Heart Disease. They do this by providing non-medical support, information and other assistance directly to families and raising awareness of complex Congenital Heart Disease.
To achieve their aims, they engage in fundraising activities to assist families living away from home for extended periods while their children are hospitalised. They also assist with the purchase of goods/services to increase the comfort of hospitalised children and their families, as well as the purchase of medical equipment to improve the management of these conditions and have events where the children and their families can enjoy social activities. The $5,000 Funding from the Lyone Foundation ensures they can continue to provide core services to Tasmanian families.