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HAS Foundation | Supporting paediatric palliative care families.

Nov 14, 2019 | Reading Time: 2 minutes


Time is precious for children living with life-limiting conditions and for their families.  That’s why HAS Foundation aims to provide practical help and to give moments of fun and laughter, creating beautiful, lifelong memories.

Recently, the foundation enjoyed their second annual ‘Walk with a Pal’ event; a day to connect and reflect with family and friends, to celebrate life and to raise vital funds.

With double the numbers from last year, humans and their dogs donned HAS Foundation bandanas and walked together from Henley to Grange and back

All money raised goes towards creating care packs to support families when they make the heartbreaking decision to commence palliative care for their child.

HAS Foundation was established by the Stratton family in loving memory of their son and brother, Hunter.

Hunter, who sadly passed away at the age of 12, was under the care of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital Palliative Care Team for the last three years of his life. 

Throughout his short life, Hunter’s beautiful nature was the embodiment of courage, patience and tolerance, teaching those around him to never give up. 

Hunter’s parents, Ella and Jarrod, understand the crucial importance of cherishing each moment.  They also know how to best achieve this for other families amidst the most challenging of times. 

HAS Foundation liaises with the Paediatric Palliative Care Service to create bespoke support for families, including siblings.

This includes care packs that make hospital stays run more smoothly, with supermarket vouchers, Cathedral Hotel meal vouchers, coffee keep cups, pamper items, photography, toys, games and books. 

With their strong philosophy on creating memories, HAS Foundation also provides accessible and enjoyable outings for the whole family, including tickets to movies and trips to the zoo.

In the future, HAS Foundation plans to provide even broader support.  In 2020, they will partner with Kids in Philanthropy to launch Feed the Heart and Soul.  The program will run each school holidays, where children will participate in cooking classes run by a chef in a cooking school, preparing meals for paediatric palliative care families. 

HAS Foundation also plans to provide a wheelchair accessible car to transport children to appointments, and they aim to reach out to regional families in South Australia.

You can support HAS Foundation to help paediatric palliative care families live for the moment and love for a lifetime.  Visit the website HERE to learn more and to donate.  Follow HAS Foundation on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with news and upcoming events.

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