Main funding purpose: Department of Adolescent Medicine – Gender Services
The Story So Far
Friends of Transcend, formerly Transcend Auxiliary, was established to raise funds and awareness for the RCH Gender Service and to amplify the world leading research and affirming medical care at the RCH.
The Auxiliary was founded by Rebekah Robertson OAM after her transgender daughter, Georgie Stone OAM started accessing the RCH’s Gender Service in 2007. It was the first parent led peer support network for families of transgender children in Australia.
The Auxiliary offers families attending the Gender Service the opportunity to meet others going through the same challenges, as well as advocating for trans and gender diverse children. They also work to be a visible presence on Main Street for trans and gender diverse children and their families attending the hospital so they feel welcomed, supported and loved.
Money raised via the Auxiliary goes towards research to improve the health and wellbeing of children within the service and more broadly.