About Our Kids

What we do 

Our Kids raises money and awareness for Lismore Base Hospital's Children's Ward, Special Care Nursery, Women's Care Unit, Mental Health Unit, and the Accident and Emergency Department and the surrounding hospitals in the Northern Rivers. Including Tweed and Grafton Base Hospital.

Where the funds go

With the funds raised, Our Kids help sick kids in many ways, including purchasing paediatric equipment for our local hospitals, from toys to humidicribs. This equipment and items enables kids to receive specialist medical care closer to home and their stay in hospital a little more 'lovelier'. If you would like to play a part and help our local kids ward and special care nurseries, please let us know by contacting Our Kids 

Who we are

Our Kids is self-funded through community donations and operates under the Northern NSW Local Health District. Our Kids has a Fundraising Coordinator, Rebekka Battista, who works with a team of dedicated volunteers to promote Our Kids and raise vital funds through local events and projects.

The Our Kids Board 

Along with the NNSWLHD, there is a governing community body, the Our Kids Board. The board meets to discuss the above funds and new requests for financial support. 

The board members are:

  • Suzette Pearce (Chair),
  • Luke Hoolihan (Deputy Chair),
  • Chris Ingall (Founder),
  • Sean Radburn,
  • Tanya Jones,
  • Tania Kirkland,
  • Bronwyn Curtin,
  • Simon Stahl,
  • Sarah Thodey.

Our Kids also have Patrons and Ambassadors who help encourage the community to be involved with Our Kids. 

The Our Kids Patron is Annie Curtin. Our Financial Consultant is Kevin Carter.

Ambassadors are Damian Chapelle, Thomas George and Belinda Kirkwood.

Our House

Our Kids is proud to have partnered with the Northern Rivers Community Cancer Foundation in building Our House. Our House is a 20 unit accommodation facility for patients and their families who are receiving medical treatment in Lismore.