Following two and a half years of chemotherapy at the RCH, Ryka Gulati, now cancer free, was looking forward to celebrating her fifth birthday with friends and family.

Holding a ‘Giving in Celebration’ birthday party for the hospital, Ryka asked guests to donate money to the RCH Foundation in lieu of birthday gifts.

This is the best way to celebrate a birthday, so all kids and even grown-ups should celebrate like this,” said Ryka.

Ryka’s mum Vanu is fully supportive of her philanthropic decision and has nothing but praise for the medical staff that helped her family.

“The RCH was like our first home for last three years. Ryka loves her hospital, doctors, nurses, play therapists, music therapists and educators, and wanted to do something for her hospital when her treatment finished this March. If a five year old can do it anyone can do it.”


Giving In Celebration is a great way to support The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Foundation. Whether it's a birthday, wedding, anniversary, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, simply ask your loved ones to make a donation to the RCH Foundation in lieu of gifts.

To begin fundraising in celebration of your special occasion, choose from the list of celebration events below or click on the Create a Celebration button to the right to create your own.


Bar Mitzvah


The Royal Children's Hospital Foundation, Melbourne

The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne is the major specialist paediatric hospital in Victoria and provides a full range of clinical services and health promotion and prevention programs for infants through to adolescents.

The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation plays a vital role in providing additional funding to support important research projects and purchase state of the art medical equipment to ensure that every child receives the very best treatment now and into the future.
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