Hands side by side
The Aussie Hands Foundation Is Committed To:

• Supporting children and adults who have been born with a hand difference or have an acquired hand injury.

• Providing opportunities for networking and exchange of information.

• Supporting research initiatives focussing on congenital hand anomalies.

Meet Our Patron, Kate Doughty

In September 2007, Kate was appointed as the Foundation’s Patron to represent Aussie Hands in future events and be a mentor and inspiration to young members. Kate has a hand difference.

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L-R Aussie Hands Chairperson Brooke Young, Aussie Hands Founder & Vice President Elizabeth Serpell, Paediatric Hand Surgeon David McCombe, Aussie Hands Patron Kate Doughty, Paediatric Hand Surgeon Chris Coombs

L-R Aussie Hands Chairperson Brooke Young, Aussie Hands Founder & Vice President Elizabeth Serpell, Paediatric Hand Surgeon David McCombe, Aussie Hands Patron Kate Doughty, Paediatric Hand Surgeon Chris Coombs

An Inspirational Message

from Associate Professor Chris Coombs, Director, Department of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne

I love inspiration. Inspiration is seen every day by parents. They see their children playing a concerto, making the Olympics, knowing their times tables, feeding themselves, tying shoelaces, writing their names and doing up their buttons. They always amaze us!…

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Every bit helps people with a hand difference.
Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.

Be inspired by the stories of people with a hand difference.

Kindergarten and School Starter Resource Kits

Starting kindergarten and school is a significant milestone in the life of a child. For children with hand differences and their parents, it can be a time full of questions and uncertainty.

The kits aim to make the transition to kindergarten or school a little easier. They include some of the most frequently asked questions and practical advice from parents who have been there. We encourage you to read the information and reflect on what best suits you and your child.

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Kindergarten and School Starter Resource Kits