St George Hospital Childrens Ward

Kids at Play garden project

   A new project by Hurstville Rotary

To make this magic happen, Hurstville Rotary plan to raise the necessary funds through grants, fundraising events, corporate sponsorships and donations.

In great appreciation we welcome our latest proud sponsor.

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Our Newest Fund Raising Event


On Friday 27July 2018,

Mayor Kevin Greene will be hosting Georges River Councilors' Charity Ball, a fundraising event in support of Hurstville Rotary's Kids at Play Garden Project.

Join Georges River Councilors' for a 3 course meal with drinks included, entertainment, auctions, raffles and help raise funds to bring smiles to those who need it most.

Tickets: $130 I Table of 10: $1,200 (save $100)

Date: Friday 27 July 2018

Time: 6.30pm

Location: Marana Auditorium, Hurstville Entertainment Centre,

MacMahon Street, Hurstville, 2220


Hurstville Rotary relies solely on the wider community's generosity. By supporting the Councilors, Charity Ball, you will be contributing to a great cause that will make the lives of thousands of children and their families that little bit better. All proceeds from this event will help Hurstville Rotary and their commitment to bring smiles back to sick children and their families faces. Sponsorship can be in the form of financial, in-kind or in the form of auction and raffle items.


If you are interested in receiving a prospectus outlining our sponsorship opportunities, please contact Events Coordinator, Samantha Glanville

on 9330 9424 or

All proceeds will go toward our very bold project… the creation of a new play area at the Children’s Ward of the St George Hospital….

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"Kids at Play"

Hurstville Rotary is both very proud and excited to undertake an ambitious project of bringing fun and laughter to children in our local hospital, who sometimes are there for long periods of time.

When Hurstville Rotary was told by the Children’s Ward nursing staff, that they had 3 areas which badly needed an update, including one that could be turned into a garden.


The first thing our project co-ordinator, Rotarian Jan Gartrell did, was to turn to Fairy Sparkle who has made around 14 hospital gardens, for her advice and expertise to build a            ‘Happy Garden’


Fairy Sparkle’s immediate reply was to say “that she would love to be involved if we did one”.


“Kids at Play” project was then born, with the mission, to refurbish the existing indoor and outdoor play areas, parent’s retreat and garden, which is to be increased so it can also be used by patients and visitors from other wards.


The “Happy Garden” project aims to create a sanctuary where patients and their families can go to relax and especially for children to play in a world of fantasy, free for a short period from being in a bed.



‘‘Patients in every hospital need a garden sanctuary,’’ says  Fairy Sparkle.

‘‘Our gardens are a place of sanctuary allowing nature to nurture us in times of illness, sometimes loss and grief, when we need it most.’’


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Where we are up to

At present our project is in the advanced planning stage having completed several meetings between our project team and our architects with the St George Hospital staff and engineers to gather an understanding of their requirements and special needs .


Next our architects will put together an exciting plan such as the one above that was used for a very successful similar garden built recently by Fairy Sparkle in the Randwick Children's Hospital.

We are planning to progressively build this project in three areas,     
a renewed Outdoor Play  area,
a Parents Retreat  and the Fantasy Garden

We estimating that all three areas when built will cost around $400.000 .


Hurstville Rotary have already established a "Kids at Play" project bank account with Westpac and have been raising funds from 
BBQ's, our monthly "Community Markets" along with funds from our normal fund raising projects.

So far we have already raised over $78,000 .


If you would to help make this Garden a reality and see the excitement in the sick children's eyes when they play and explore in it,
Then why not contact us now and find out how you can donate to the "Kids at Play" fund  or join Hurstville Rotary as a volunteer.


Contact us now