Together, as part of The Hospital Research Foundation Group, we raised $520,517 to improve healthcare and support services in our community.

On Thursday 1 June, our community came together over 12 hours to raise essential funds to change lives in South Australia!

Throughout Giving Day, our staff, volunteers and ambassadors joined in on the fun at our Woodville office by jumping on the phones to call their friends, family, colleagues and our community to join the fight disease and illness, including conditions like arthritis.

Thanks to a generous group of supporters, we were able to double every donation!

As Arthritis SA merged with The Hospital Research Foundation Group in March 2023, we had the incredible opportunity to join the Group’s charities to raise much needed funds to support the 1 in 4 South Australians living with arthritis.

We can fight to bring our life-changing programs to more South Australians

  • Hydrotherapy for arthritis – helping build strength, ease stiff joints and relax sore muscles
  • Community talks and workshops delivered by our Health Educators to educate people about arthritis, living well with arthritis and managing common symptoms of arthritis in an easy-to-understand manner

Thanks to you, we can fund ground-breaking research!

  • Using virtual reality technology to improve osteoarthritis pain and help exercise be less painful for people with osteoarthritis, which is crucial to prevent the condition from worsening
  • Investigating whether leaky gut syndrome affects the immune response in rheumatoid arthritis, with the hope that direct targeting of leaky gut provides an opportunity to stop inflammation and increase chances of a drug-free remission
  • And so much more!

Thanks to your support and those of our gift-matchers, we can continue to support life-changing research after we smashed our target of $450,000 and raised 115% of our goal, receiving 1836 donations.

“Thank you to all of our supporters, volunteers and businesses that partnered with us. It’s been a magnificent day and we are making a brilliant impact in South Australia,” CEO Paul Flynn said on the day.

It’s incredible what we can achieve when we work together! Thank you for your support on Giving Day.

Visit our photo album and view all the memorable moments of Giving Day here.