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 Coast, NSW.  At the stalls, Carol and her husband Gale had all sorts of items up for sale – assorted Christmas decorations, door stops, hand knitted dolls, butterfly wands, drink coasters, money socks, to mention just a few.  They managed to raise close to $1000 from sales – what a great effort.  A big thanks to both Gale and Carol.

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 time of her operation, Carol decided she wanted to ‘give back’ to The Baird Institute to help fund  further cardiothoracic research.

Since then, she has been making gifts to sell at a variety of pop-up stores held at community fairs all over Sydney, and now also on the Central Coast.

Over the past 8 years, Carol (ably assisted by her husband Gale) has raised close to $9000. 

Carol works for months prior to the various events, ensuring that her stall is well stocked on the day.  She makes a variety of items that clearly appeal to the community, but particularly loves making Christmas gifts. Gale is Carol’s “fetcher and carrier” and so pivotal in enabling Carol to continue operating her wonderful stalls.


… to both Carol and Gale for all they do to help The Baird Institute continue their life saving work.