The Lisa Fahey Foundation was established in memory of Lisa Fahey who passed away in 2003 after a short battle with cancer. It was Lisa’s wish to create a charitable foundation that helps families with a parent (or primary carer) who has cancer.

The Foundation provides financial assistance to patients who are receiving treatment at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Flinders Medical Centre, Port Pirie Regional Health Service Chemotherapy Unit or Whyalla Hospital.

The Lisa Fahey Foundation is registered with the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission and is an endorsed Deductible Gift Recipient with the Australian Taxation Office.

The Board of the Lisa Fahey Foundation is managed by a range of senior professionals who volunteer their time and expertise.  The administration is handled by a volunteer which means expenses are minimal and the majority of the funds donated to the Foundation are available for patient assistance. Our board:

Stephen Fahey, Public Officer.  Steve is a director of PSC Wright Fahey Insurance Brokers

Carolyn Adams, Treasurer.  Carolyn is Head of Alliance Bank at Bendigo and Adelaide Bank.

Jeremy Schultz, Board Member. Jeremy is a senior partner at Finlaysons Lawyers.

Neil Smith, Board Member. Neil is the Chair of Telethon SA and former Managing Director of TAV Productions.

Rev Mark Dickens, Board Member. Mark is the chaplain at Prince Alfred College.

Tim Pearce, Board Member. Tim is Managing Director of Frame Creative.

Jan Schultz, Board Member and Administration.  Jan has worked as a personal assistant in the real estate and legal fields and has acted as Secretary for two not-for-profit organisations. Jan handles the administration of the Foundation including fundraising and processing patient assistance applications.

How we help

Social workers at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Flinders Medical Centre, Port Pirie Regional Health Service Chemotherapy Unit or Whyalla Hospital submit applications to the Lisa Fahey Foundation on behalf of patients who are supporting dependant children and are struggling financially.

A family’s income is significantly reduced when a parent is unable to work due to the effects of their illness and the treatment.  Often they have exhausted all their leave entitlements while receiving treatment and it does not take long before the family is unable to meet their financial commitments.  The Foundation is able to provide a response to the social worker’s request for patient assistance usually within 24 hours. Assistance is provided in the form of payment for overdue household accounts for essential services such as electricity, gas, telephone, water, council rates, car registration etc.

How you can help

The Lisa Fahey Foundation does not receive Government support and relies on funding from corporate and private donors to continue our work in the community.

You can help by:

  • nominating the Lisa Fahey Foundation as the recipient of charity fundraising at your workplace whether it is a casual clothes day, morning tea, sausage sizzle or participation in a local fun run, etc.
  • You could also hold a chook raffle at your workplace and we can provide a kit to get you started.  The kit includes a raffle book, collection box and posters all in a “whole kit and cock-a-doodle” box.  All you need to do is arrange the raffle prize or prizes such as wine, chocolates, etc and add a little something extra to keep in the chook theme.
  • Making a tax deductible donation.

Please contact Jan Schultz, [email protected], to order your kit or for any questions at all.