Pamper the Parents :: In Support of The Children's Hospital & Ronald McDonald House at Westmead & Bear Cottage Manly

About the day

Our seventh Pamper the Parents Day will be held out at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead on 10th September 2017!

Commencing at 10am and wrapping up at 4pm, every year this event just gets bigger and better and 2017 is no exception! So come out and join us and help us to raise valuable funds for these great causes while having a terrific time. You’ll walk away with a great experience and – if you’re lucky – maybe even a prize!

What’s Pamper the Parents Day about?

It’s about giving a special day to the mums and dads and families with kids at the Children’s Hospital. For these parents, grandparents, and family members who put life and creature comforts on hold while their most loved possessions receive treatment, time out to have their hair done, a massage or just some “me time” often feels out of reach. Our aim is to bring it to them. We are so proud to have a great team of hairdressers, beauticians, make up artists, massage therapists, reflexologists and life coaches who donate their time and services to this day. And we again thank our amazing sponsors and supporters for their contributions to the “Pamper Packs” – a special giveaway bag given to each parent, chock full of great items like salon-only shampoos and conditioners.

And it’s not just about the day!

Throughout the Pamper the Parents annual campaign we also raise funds and aim to contribute to all three facilities.

In 2017 we’re on a mission to “Pick Up The Tab!” This hopes to cover costs for families who need accommodation at Ronald McDonald House while their child receives treatment at the hospital. Being a kid and battling a serious illness is scary stuff – but what’s even scarier is facing it all without your family by your side. Accommodating families at Ronald McDonald House Westmead costs $154 for just one night, with many families needing to stay for days, weeks and even months on end. Support families already facing life’s toughest challenges and let’s raise funds to pick up the tab!

In 2015 we raised valuable funds towards the purchase of a children’s Heart Lung Machine, equipment specially designed for newborns to 12 year olds. During cardiac surgery, sometimes the medical team need to stop the child’s heart to make repair easier, and this is the machine that takes over this crucial role. At a cost of half a million dollars, every cent counts, so come and contribute to this great cause while having a great day out at the same time!

In 2014 we worked hard with the Hotel Steyne in Manly to build the Clifton Gardens Room at Bear Cottage in Manly. This is a special cool room for families to spend precious moments with their child in comforting surroundings.

And out at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead we raised funds for a renovation to the Orthopaedic Ward – new couches, a TV and DVD player, painted murals, kids furniture, toys and games, and activity mats and boards.

So come out on the day and join in, or contact us anytime if you want to get involved!

We have so much planned!

Live entertainment and sport stars including Mark Bryant from Manly Golden Eagles, and a Mystery Celebrity!

Little Dancers, Fairies, Face Painters, Balloonists, Clowns, Magicians, Lolly Bags, Art for the kids.

Beauticians, Hairdressers, Makeup Artists, Massage Therapists, Reflexologists, Councillor life coaches for the parents.

Our classic huge Fruit and Vegetable stall, Sausage Sizzle, Cakes and Coffee; Prize-winning opportunities with Raffles, and – need we even say it – more! (Like ponies.)

Watch out for the crew of 2Day FM Sydney and Channel 7 joining us too!

Pamper the Parents’ social network

Pamper the Parents Day 2011

(with our thanks to Liam Madden)