When the first star appears in the night sky, they say you should make a wish. Many children believe that if you wish upon a star, your wish will come true.

No family wants to see their child in hospital at Christmas, however this will be the reality for hundreds of children in Geelong this festive season.

This year Barwon Health Foundation asks you to wish upon a star to help local sick kids here in Geelong.

Your generous donation will support these kids and families doing it extra tough at Christmas. 

One family who is no stranger to the Cotton On Children's Ward at University Hospital Geelong is Dad, Aaron, and his son, Abel. 

This year Aaron and Abel are the proud faces of the Barwon Health Foundation's Wish Upon A Star Christmas Appeal, and ask you to please consider making this appeal a part of your Christmas tradition.

Meet our Patient Ambassadors Aaron and Abel

Ways to support...

to the Wish Upon A Star Christmas Appeal to enhance the comfort of sick and injured children receiving care at Barwon Health

for a shift at our community tin shake and barbeque fundraisers on the weekend of Friday December 2 – Sunday December 4

the Geelong Connected Communities Gala Christmas Concert and Markets at Johnstone Park, contributions over $5,000 will be recognised on stage

the FREE Geelong Connected Communities Gala Christmas Concert and Markets hosted by the MikMaks at Johnstone Park on Saturday December 10

a traditional Christmas pudding for yourself, colleagues, clients or friends from The Gift Shop

The Gifts For Good range and buy a ‘pay-it-forward’ present that will support the health of locals in need

Thank you to our generous sponsors