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Shiraz & Jazz – Night for Liam

Posted on February 12th, 2014 by PJFMater

Liam Wall passed away at almost 11 months of age. This beautiful boy’s family and friends are raising funds for the Mater Children’s Hospital through the Preston James Fund. If you are in the region, please show your support by attending the event. Click on the image below for details.

Raising funds in Liam’s name

Posted on February 12th, 2014 by PJFMater

Liam Zachary Wall died on 6 January 2013 at the tender age of 10 ¾ months. Liam had been diagnosed with a middle ear infection and was prescribed a course of antibiotics. After seeing the Doctor over two consecutive days, Liam was re-admitted to Hospital on the third day but passed away within hours. A […]

Affordable Christmas Gifts

Posted on November 11th, 2013 by PJFMater

The Preston James Fund receives a huge amount of support from our friend, Mandy Blackmur. Now Mandy is helping us over this Christmas season by selling hand painted water bottles, Christmas flowers ornaments and Christmas earrings. $2 from each item sold will be donated to the Preston James Fund. To purchase or for any enquires […]

$6,000 for Melbourne Cup 2013

Posted on November 8th, 2013 by PJFMater

Melbourne Cup brought together the dapper, the daring and the divine at the Preston James Fund’s Cloudland event. But it was more than stunning outfits that shone on the day. Through the generosity of our wonderful guests, $6,000 was raised. This profit will benefit children in intensive care at the Mater Children’s or Mother’s Hospitals […]

Thank you for the donations!

Posted on October 1st, 2013 by PJFMater

Pulling an event together takes a lot of running around, organising venues, packages, invitations. For a charity this is made all the more challenging as we believe in begging and borrowing to ensure as many funds as possible go to where it is needed most – life-saving intensive care initiatives. We would like to thank […]

$2,000 raised at flicks

Posted on July 25th, 2013 by PJFMater

A Sunday movie matinee on 16 June saw our supporters flock to Hoyts Stafford City for the premiere of Despicable Me 2. With 133 people in attendance we raised $2,350. Not a bad effort, if we do say so ourselves! Thank you to all those who shared the day with us and a huge thank […]

SEE IT 1ST! Despicable Me 2

Posted on May 31st, 2013 by admin

INVITATION The Preston James Fund is delighted to announce that we are hosting a premiere of Despicable Me 2. Date: 16 June 2013 Time: 2pm Place: Hoyts Cinemas, Stafford Price: $25 for adults, $15 for children (under 18) Thank you to Hoyts and Universal for this great opportunity to SEE IT FIRST.

Saba’s Story 2013 Update

Posted on May 26th, 2013 by admin

We introduced you to little Saba last year. Saba was diagnosed with JET (junctional ectopic tachycardia) when her heart failed at just 11 months of age. With the help and expertise of the staff at the Mater’s Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), she miraculously survived a series of life threatening events. It has now been […]

New face on deck: Katie Cox

Posted on May 17th, 2013 by admin

At the Preston James Fund we are lucky to work in partnership with the Mater Foundation. This means that we raise funds through their established channels and benefit from their professional advice and support as of one of Queensland’s leading charities. As part of this partnership we are delighted to welcome Katie Cox who works […]

$30K for neonatal training

Posted on May 17th, 2013 by admin

The Preston James Fund is always looking for opportunities to contribute in a meaningful way to give seriously ill kids the best chance at survival. Most recently we have provided $30,000 in funding towards simulation training for neonatal staff at the Mater Hospital. The funds will be used to assist with equipment such as computers, […]