Next generation of fundraisers support the hospital with creative project

The future of fundraising is looking bright (and smelling sweet) with four special RCH Champions leading the way. Aged between six and 11 years old, Eliana Marie, Melanie Aziz, Naomi Aziz and Amelia Saad have raised more than $3,000 to help sick kids feel better at the RCH.

Determined to raise funds for the hospital, the girls brainstormed a couple of different fundraising ideas before deciding to make and sell candles and diffusers, calling their project Smell of Hope.

“They wanted to do something to help sick children their age,” said Mum Gina Saad.

With help from their parents, the girls learnt how to make their products from YouTube and promoted their fundraiser to family, friends and the wider community.

Smell of Hope received an overwhelming response, selling 50 candles and 50 diffusers smashing their initial fundraising goal by $1,000.

For Gina’s daughter Eliana, Smell of Hope was not the first time she had fundraised.

“She did the same thing for a public hospital in Cairo and raised over $3,000,” said Gina.

This determined and selfless group of girls are inspired to keep their project going and want to encourage others to get involved for a cause they care about.

“Anyone can do it and help sick kids,” said Eliana, aged 6.