On Saturday The RTF Team took Emily shopping to buy herself some new clothes and to help us pick out clothes for the August Body Image Clinic. We had such a great time and got heaps of great clothes for the kids to try on and keep at the clinic. We cannot wait!
We are so happy to finally be able to reveal to you what the teens at The Monash Children’s Cancer Centre asked for. A Roland electronic drum kit, 2 laptops, 2 bluetooth speakers, a charging station and an Ipad Pro (which is still on it’s way). We also got them cases to go with the laptops and Ipad. Next we will be getting them Netflix and Stan so that they can watch whatever they want any time they are in hospital.
Thank you so much to The Shield Sister and Friends who have made this all possible, both the RTF Team and the teens really appreciate it. And thank you to everyone who supports us and came along to the event and all our previous events. Without you guys this would not be possible.
We have attached below our Profit and Loss Statement for the 2016 end of financial year and also our notice of endorsement. We are very sorry that we have not posted this earlier, but as we are all volunteers and everyone’s time and services are donated, we have been doing any work for the foundation in our free time 🙂
We will have the next Profit and Loss statement up as soon as it is completed.
Thank you all for your continued support, it means the world to us and we know that it would to Ricky as well.
We had such a fantastic night on Sunday night the 11th of June at The Sound of Musicals! With all proceeds going to the teenagers at the Monash Children’s Cancer Centre, we would like to say a HUGE thank you to the Shield Sisters and friends for such a fun filled night and for being so generous in their support of us. This amazing donation will allow us to provide even more resources to teens in hospital, specifically in finishing the new AYA room at the cancer centre!
We would like to thank all our family, friends and the doctors and nurses of the Children’s Cancer Centre who attended on the night, we truly appreciate your support and would not be able to do the work that we do without you!
Thank you again to everyone for your continued support with our work, look for our updates on upcoming events!
The Shield Sisters are putting on their annual fundraiser and this year all proceeds go to The Ricky Taylor Foundation! We are so incredibly grateful and sincerely hope that you can all make it along to the show. We have attended a few of the rehearsals and it is going to be AMAZING!
Can’t wait to see you all there!
The Team at RTF
RTFThe Shield Sisters present – The Sound of Musicals!
The team at RTF are proud to announce that we will be sponsoring the Monash Children’s AYA Clinic again next year! We are so happy with the work they have been doing and continue to do every day. It is an honour to be able to help them make a difference in the teenagers lives. Click through the link below to see their latest report on the success of the clinics. CCC- MCH AYA Clinic Funding Report 02 08 2016 (1)
On the 6th of March, The RTF Team participated in the Walk for Monash Children’s Hospital. The team walked the 5km walk around Jells Park and Callum ran the 10km 2 laps of Jells Park.
It was a great day and collectively the walk raised $113,574.49. Thank you to to everyone who walked for the RTF team and to those who donated and were there is spirit including Diana Daniel, the Volpe Family, the Wyborn family, and PWC. Next year we hope to have more people joining us, so see you all then!!
So the big night is over and we are thrilled with the results! Our 2nd Annual RickStar Trivia night has raised over $16,000! We would like to express a big heart felt Thank You to all who helped pull this night together:
Andrew & Kylie Wyborn
Stuart & Jill Smith
St John’s Regional College
The RTF Committee
Lorraine & Steve Jones
Shirley & Rudy Huber
The Volpe Taylor-Tran Children
Behind The Scenes
Channelle Walker & Merv Hughes
Jay & Barry Besanko
And to all the incredibly generous organisations who donated their products and services on the night:
European Outdoor Chef
Belinda’s Beauty Room
Nine Lives Tattoo
Melbourne Arts Centre
Eureka Sky Deck
Sylk Hair Boutique
Pettersen Lakes Travel and Cruise
Le Mans Go Karts
Keysborough Egg Farm
We simply could not have done this without you. This money will go towards the AYA clinic in the Children’s Cancer Centre and help to fund the Rick’s Ideal Comfort Kits that will be given to teens diagnosed with Cancer.
We would also like to say CONGRATULATIONS to the winning table for the evening – The Crazy Critters (Sandra, Tony, Sue, Barry, Ebony, Matt, Joe, Alex, Joey and Marno) you guys were on fire! Also Congratulations to Pam Brough who won the Apple Watch raffle!
We hope that you all had a fantastic evening, we sure did!
Thank you again
Formal adoption of an agreed philosophy of adolescent cancer care
Public promotion of key aspects of adolescent cancer care
Exploring opportunities for partnerships that promote collaboration with
adult cancer care providers and support patient transitions
Implementation of an adolescent clinic with themed psychosocial
Research into specific needs of AYA patients; research directed towards
a personalised medicine approach for specific AYA cancers
The AYA clinic at the Monash CCC is held monthly with the following key aims:
To provide an age appropriate environment where young people can
attend appointments and receive treatment with other young people
To provide age appropriate activities and opportunities for socialisation
To promote principles of adolescent care, such as time alone, during
To provide targeted psychosocial information and education
The clinic is structured with monthly psychosocial themes that are facilitated
by the multidisciplinary Monash CCC team. Clinic themes are varied, with
internal and external guest speakers and include topics such as education
and careers; nutrition and exercise; body image; socialisation and social
media, and, drugs and alcohol. The clinic is led by a dedicated group of
Monash CCC staff who aim to ensure each clinic is well balanced with
relevant psychosocial information, any treatment/appointments, fun and
engaging activities and an opportunity for young cancer patients to meet
together in a supportive environment.
The Monash CCC is pleased to be a partner with the Ricky Taylor Foundation
to support the AYA clinic in 2016. Funding from the Ricky Taylor Foundation
ensures that specialised staff can attend the clinic to facilitate a
comprehensive psychosocial education program for the adolescents and
young adults that receive care at the Monash CCC.