As we receive no government funding, we rely solely on the donations of our supporters, both private and corporate, as well as our community fundraisers.
These community fundraisers have together raised in excess of $250,000 for The Baird Institute, through their various fundraising activities and events: from participation in fun runs, variety shows, country dances, cocktail parties, to selling items they have personally made.
The help of these volunteers means that we keep fundraising costs to a minimum and the money raised can go straight to our surgeons for their research and training. This has made an enormous difference to the work we do and has enabled us to improve not only the survival rates of patients facing heart and lung surgery but also the care of these patients pre and post-surgery. We are so very appreciative for all that they do for us.
An amazing $9000 was raised at the James Wadland Night of Hearts! The latest James Wadland Night of Hearts (JWNOH) event, was held on April 2, 2018. This celebration, held annually on James’ birthday, was bigger than usual, due to the fact that this year, James would...read more
Dick Shaw's Mollymook Fundraiser was a great success, raising the amazing sum of $14,000. A wonderful night was had by all at Dick Shaw’s fundraiser for the Baird Institute down at Mollymook on the South Coast on February 24. 120 people attended, with the majority...read more
Carol & Gale Radford Managed to raise close to $1000 from sales at their annual Christmas stall. Carol Radford has been busy all year making gifts for her annual Christmas stall. This year she held two stalls; one in Terrigal and one in Bateau Bay on the Central...read more
Carol & Gale RadfordFind a creative way to 'give back' to The Baird Institute.In 2009, Carol Radford underwent a successful operation at Strathfield Private Hospital to repair a mitral valve. Her surgeon was Professor Michael Wilson from the Baird Institute. From the...read more
On Sunday night, 2 April 2017, the 4th Annual James Wadland Night of Hearts was held to honour the memory of the late James William Howard Wadland. James passed away suddenly on 13th August, 2013 of an Aortic Aneurysm. His wife Natalie, has held an event each year...read more
On Sunday the 27th November, Pat Johnson hosted her Baird Institute Fundraising Christmas Ball at the Gulgong Bowling Club. Pat is one of our most hardworking supporters and has worked tirelessly to raise funds for the Baird Institute. Her goal is to raise $40,000...read more
BLACKMORE'S BRIDGE RUN - PART OF THE SYDNEY RUNNING FESTIVAL 2016 Our regular readers may remember when we wrote some years ago about Steve Suttor and his amazing determination to walk the Kokoda Track in PNG for The Baird Institute. Steve achieved his goal back in...read more
TONY CINCOTTA’S CHARITY VARIETY SHOW – RAISES OVER $9,000 FOR THE BAIRD INSTITUTE My name is Tony Cincotta. Many years ago I was diagnosed with HOCM (Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, a form of heart disease). This was controlled for a time with medication, however...read more