The Sydney Kids Committee was formed by a group of volunteers who had a special and personal relationship with Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick, they or a sibling had been a patient as a child. Since then, Sydney Kids Committee has enjoyed the support of volunteers from a variety of backgrounds, each with their own story as to why they choose to so passionately dedicate their time to such a worthwhile cause. Some of our volunteers work at or with the hospital, some (like our Founder) have had a personal connection, and others recognise that needing the help that Sydney Kids Committee provides is indiscriminate. The next child that benefits from what we do could be someone you know.
The Sydney Kids Committee raises funds through events and other activities to purchase equipment that will make a real difference to the lives and experiences of the children treated at the hospital. Ranging from our annual Gala Ball to art exhibitions, golf days and even wine tasting, Sydney Kids Committee events centre on fun and inclusion.
Since inception Sydney Kids Committee has raised over $1.3M for the Sydney Children’s Hospital at Randwick and in 2017 they were recognised as a Gold Supporter at the hospital in their Hall of Champions.
The Sydney Kids Committee welcomes new people to join and bring their expertise, energy and ideas to continue the proud work of the committee. We value people with enthusiasm, integrity, and a ‘can do’ approach to working on an all-volunteer fundraising committee. Our committee members all love helping improve the care of sick babies and children and we seek people who share the same values and energy.
Our Current Patrons
2019 - Current
Dimity Clancey is a Walkley Award winning investigative Reporter for the Nine Network.
After cutting her teeth in the New South Wales Central West, Dimity moved to Nine's Sydney newsroom in 2010.
Thrown into the crime round, she rapidly won respect for her ability to break and chase stories, confront criminals, and empower the vulnerable.
From the epic pursuit of Malcolm Naden, to natural disasters, Dimity has been on the Nine Network's front line for major news coverage both in Australia and around the world.
Clancey backed that up the following year, nominated for a second Walkley following her investigation into the misconduct of disgraced obstetrician, Dr Emil Gayed.
In 2020, Clancey was awarded the Kennedy for Outstanding Nightly Current Affairs Reporting for her investigation into prescription drug abuse.
Dimity's work at A Current Affair has solved a long running police investigation, prompted the sacking of a school teacher who verbally abused her disabled students, generated law reform to better protect problem gamblers and has held countless people in power accountable to right the wrongs in our society.
Dimity prides herself on the voice she gives to the disempowered and downtrodden.
When she isn't telling someone else's story, Dimity is a mother to Angus, Millie and Harriet - what will always be her favourite tales to tell.
Sydney Kids Committee
Vice President and Founder
Christopher joined the committee 10 years ago to give back to the Sydney Children’s Hospital after seeing the care and support the staff gave his nephew when he was a patient with a brain tumour.
Starting out in the family retail business in Wellington rural NSW before moving to Sydney
Treasurer and Social Media Co-ordinator
Sue’s interest in helping others began in her youth with her first fundraising event being undertaken in support of the Lions Club of Kyle Bay whilst she was still at school. Since then she has helped a number of organisations including Telstra Child Flight, St Francis de Sales Catholic School, The Beauty Bank, and Yandua Village Fiji.
Andrea is a Doctor with over 16 years experience working at the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick Emergency Department. In her role she is enthusiastic that the staff of the hospital are provided with the best available equipment to ensure the highest quality of care for the benefit of sick children and their families.