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The Ritchies Community Benefit Card/Tag scheme has assisted Kids with Cancer Foundation to provide financial assistance to struggling families of children with cancer throughout Australia.

Through the social workers in our children's hospitals, Kids with Cancer Foundation Australia provide financial assistance to the families of children with all childhood cancers, app. $300,000 each year.  We pay for basic household things and more: grocery vouchers, vouchers for clothing, electricity, gas & water bills, school fees, tutoring etc. as well as car repairs and rental accommodation for country based families and larger amounts such as, funeral expenses for families who have lost a child to cancer.

All our family financial assistance comes from donations that we receive and these donations (including Ritchies) have no management fees and are passed on 100% to families.  The raffles we conduct provide the funds to run the Foundation leaving all donations to be passed in their entirety.

We are proud to be the largest ever donor to Sydney Children's Hospital.  The 'Kids Cancer Centre' and the Kids Cancer Centre Research Unit’, the ‘Behavioural Sciences Unit’, the ‘Sydney Cord Blood Bank’ (Australia’s first Stem Cell facility) at Sydney Children's have benefited from the funds that have been donated to them.  

We are a 'Founder' of The Children's Hospital at Westmead with funds provided for research projects and salaries, and we became the 'Founding Patron' of the ‘Children's Cancer Centre’ (CCC) at Victoria's Monash Children's providing the total funding ($1.2million) to build and fit-out the CCC and now the full time oncology social worker at Monash Children's. 

Since 2003 we have provided the funds to employ the Oncology Fellow at Women’s & Children’s in Adelaide.  We fund the full time social worker at Bear Cottage in Sydney’s Manly (their first) 2 similar positions at Westmead, 1 at Sydney and at Monash Children’s. 

When you shop at Ritchies stores and choose to support Kids with Cancer you will allow us to continue to do the things we do for the kids, we urge you to support the kids and shop at Ritchies.

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