The Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation and Charity TV Global had an incredible week in late July this year filled with travel, adventure and philanthropy. Although, the weeks main focus was a way to say THANK YOU to our 10 Foundation ambassadors who together raised over $140,000 for the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation through community fundraising. You can read more about each story on their profiles below and sneak peak at the adventure filled week on our social media channels. Facebook: @powhf | Instagram @princeofwaleshosp_foundation .

Make sure to tune in to 7Two for the official broadcast of the show on Saturday 4 January 2020 at 2pm! An additional Encore will be showing at 12pm on Tuesday 7 January 2020.

If you have any questions about the project, please contact Helen Appleton at The Foundation on helen@powhf.org.au or 02 9382 4266

Meet Our Charity Team Ambassadors

Lucy Timms
Lucy Timms
I was born in England but for the last two years I have made Australia my home- for the weather, lifestyle and job satisfaction! I have no intention of going back to the UK- but please don’t tell my Mum! I am currently working for NSW Health as a midwife at the Royal Hospital for Women. I am living with my two best friends from the UK and friends I have made in Australia.
My hobbies include tanning, walks, going to the gym, socializing and eating out!
If you would like to donate and help Lucy reach her fundraising goal, please click on her image
Keith Donnelly
Keith Donnelly
I was born and raised in Ireland and moved to Australia in 2016 with my wife and 3 children and now busy making Sydney our permanent home.
I received my degree in Mental Health Nursing in 2014 and have worked in acute mental health facilities both in Ireland here and in Prince of Wales but now work as a Community Mental Health Nurse.
My hobbies are soccer, soccer and soccer as well as cycling, running and training with our children!
I must admit I love my job and feel very privileged to be part of many clients lives supporting them and their families through very difficult and stressful times.
My specialities certainly lie in innovation and planning projects. I enjoy finding gaps in our service and making a difference in our clients recovery.
Most recently I created Keith’s Closet where we transformed a seclusion room to a beautiful contemporary walk in wardrobe for our clients to access free donated pre-loved clothing. Our clients have enjoyed the benefits and have showed significant improvement in their self-esteem, confidence and general well-being. I will continue to build this initiative and am hopeful it can be expanded across NSW and beyond. Every mental health unit should have one as it gives our clients a sense of “Look good, Feel good”.
I’m inspired by the work of Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation and wanted to support them by raising money. Please help me help them by giving whatever you can using the ‘Give Now’ button on my fundraising page. The more people that know about Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation, the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot! My mission is to make a difference and i can only do that with your help.
If you would like to donate and help Keith reach his goal, please click his image.
Gulliver (Gully) Thomas
Gulliver (Gully) Thomas
Meet Gulliver Thomas. In 2019, Gulliver will embark on a life changing 5 day adventure whilst being filmed by the award-winning Charity TV Productions film crew as a thank you for taking on a fundraising challenge for us!
I’m Gully Thomas and I am asking for you to support 1000 Reasons for Marli for The Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation to help make sense of a tragic loss. I’m 19 years old, I’ve grown up in Coogee but my heart’s in Maroubra where I surf nearly every day. I’m a surfer and an apprentice plumber. I’m also a youth leader at my church and just a normal kid who likes to do extreme sports and stuff like that.
In January my world was rocked when my girlfriend Marli died of an accidental overdose from a drug she took at a party. This was the first time she’d done something like this. Marli was beautiful in every way and loved by so many. She was funny, really kind, and she made everyone happy. Her smile lit up the room. We called each other the ‘dream team’ and saying goodbye to her was the hardest thing I have ever done. After Marli overdosed she was rushed to hospital to intensive care where she died. I want to stop the next kid from being there. To make some sense from this tragedy I’m working with the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation to do all I can to help my local hospital save lives! The Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation is the fundraising arm of the hospital and helps raise vital funds to purchase new equipment and support staff to provide the best possible care for patients.
There are a thousand reasons why I love Marli and this is why I am going to ride a thousand waves (or more) in 6 months for her. I’m a surfer and I am putting my passion and energy into this because I need to heal and get strong…I hope I do, I can’t imagine how – that’s why I need your help. I want to spread the message that we need to just say “no” to drugs. There’s no other message! We’re dealing with a time-bomb and the chances seem that more and more of us young Australians are going to die if we don’t do more. I don’t want to you be where I am – and so please help me raise funds to support my local hospital.
Supporting the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation, my 1000 Reasons for Marli will direct funds to the intensive care unit at the Prince of Wales Hospital at Randwick. We are so lucky to have a local hospital to help us all and with our support, they can continue to provide the best care for patients. My target is $10,000. That’s 100 people donating $100 each. With your help we can do this and make something good from the loss of Marli, this beautiful girl who I and so many others will miss so much.
For more information on the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation, visit www.powhf.org.au.
We are overwhelmed that Gully, at such a difficult time, wanted to be a part of the project and give back to The Foundation. He is a remarkable young man wanting to educate and help his community at a time of immense heartache and grief.
If you would like to donate and help Gully reach his goal for Marli, please click his image.
Doug Thomas
Doug Thomas
I have been married to the amazing Rowena for 30 years and we had three awesome children together. I am passionate about being the Principal of Claremont College and am committed to helping others, fighting poverty and injustice. I love life, learning and my community. My hobbies include gardening, fitness, cooking and working on my family charity project in North India – www.projecthelpindia.co

If you would like to donate and help Doug reach his goal, please click his image.

Tex and Bundy
Tex and Bundy
They say a dog is a man’s best friend…
You don’t often meet a more incredible duo than Tex and Bundy. Known as “The dog on the bike” they are one of the most recognisable duos in the grassroots motorcycle industry in Australia.
Tex, a down to earth Aussie bloke and his cattle dog, Bundy, spend their time riding across Australia raising vital funds for charitable causes. The pair have cruised over 1 million kilometres together, making Bundy the first dog in the world to do so. Tex believes that over this time, Bundy has put “A million smiles on a million diles”.
Tex and Bundy go by the motto printed on their bike “Everybody dies, but not everybody lives”. The duo have supported countless charitable causes over their time together, and now we are lucky enough to have the pair as ambassadors of the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation and Charity TV Productions partnership.
If you would like to donate and help Tex and Bundy reach their goal, please click his image.
Chantelle Sontone
Chantelle Sontone
I am 36 years old. I grew up on the South Coast wanting to become a Marine Biologist, but took a career detour and became a Pharmacist when I found out you couldn’t play with dolphins all day.
Passionate about abolishing childhood cancer working as a Paediatric BMT Pharmacist and now at the Royal Hospital for Women in Randwick. I love adventure and travelling, having lived in Sweden for a short period. I am married to the most incredibly loving man Ernesto and have two children Luca and Ruby. I am interested in fashion, camping, renovating houses and anything that makes wonderful memories.
If you would like to donate and help Chantelle reach her goal, please click her image.
Fabian Heaton
Fabian Heaton
My professional role at South East Sydney Local Health District is as a Senior Analyst within Health ICT. I am a father of three children, Danica, Tristan and Tiarna. Danica is a designer and is 24 years old. Tristan and Tiarna had a life limiting condition called Lissencephaly, Tristan died in 2014 aged 17 years and Tiarna died in 2003 aged 3 years. My wife Maria of 26 years works as a Paediatric Nurse.
I am the Founder of the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation “HEARTBREAKERS” Team. The “HEARTBREAKERS” have been participating in the popular “City to Surf” race for the past 12 years and fundraised more than $250,000. All monies went towards the purchase of much needed patient care equipment and education.
My hobbies include cricket, table tennis, running, swimming, adventure, hiking and watching movies. At the age of 20, I commenced a professional career in cricket in India and made my first class debut when I was 25 representing the Indian Railways. After I migrated to Australia I continued to play and coach cricket. My highest achievement was representing Australia in the inaugural “Over 50’s” that toured the UK to play against England and Wales in 2017. My baggy green number is #17. I am currently playing with the Randwick Petersham Cricket Club and the 5th Grade captain. My goal is to help and train many youngsters who are aspiring to play for Australia. I also play for The Georges River District Cricket Club in the Masters over 40’s and Classics over 50’s team.
My life motto is “Not to take anything for granted”, smile often, think positively, give thanks, laugh loudly, love others and dream big.
If you would like to donate and help Fabian reach his goal, please click his image.
Kathryn Francis
Kathryn Francis
I am a Radiographer at Prince of Wales Hospital. I studied at home in Wagga Wagga in the country where I grew up. I spent 4 years travelling the globe and working overseas before making Randwick and POW my home.
I am a member of Coogee Surf Life Saving Club and volunteer Life Saver as well as a competitive surf boat rower. In winter, I play hockey in a local hockey club. I’m still quite a keen traveller and enjoy lots of outdoor pursuits like hiking, skiing and ocean swimming.
If you would like to donate and help Kathryn reach her goal, please click her image
Daniel Treacy
Daniel Treacy
I have been working in the public health system as a Physiotherapist for more than 15 years and I my current role is as the Head of Department for Physiotherapy. I have always been a local boy, growing up in Randwick and now living in Pagewood and going to school within the area. I have also had many family members attend the hospital, so I have seen first-hand how important the hospital is for the community
I have also seen first-hand the great work that the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation does every day for the hospital, patients and staff and am wanting to participate in this Charity TV Program to help support the Foundation
On a personal note I have an amazing family with a great wife and 3 young daughters who keep me busy every day. In my spare time, I like to do things with my family, keep fit by running, and watching sport. I’m a big rugby league fan, but love all sports. I’m also studying to complete a PhD.
If you would like to donate and help Daniel reach his goal, please click his image.
Simonne Hammerman
Simonne Hammerman
I love being outdoors, new adventures (my POWHF/ Charity TV experience being the biggest one to date), dad’s tuna pasta, my job (Social Worker in the Community Health team at POWH), travelling, my two daughters, my family and friends, making pavlova and keeping fit.
I do not like red capsicum and disorganised pantries.
If you would like to donate and help Simonne reach her goal, please click her image.

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