Big Hearts Help Little Kids at Ramada Resort by Wyndham Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour, New South Wales (21 February 2019) – Staff and guests at Ramada Resort by Wyndham Coffs Harbour have come together and opened their wallets to raise much-needed funds for Australian charity, HeartKids.

An event yesterday at the resort raised $345, which will go towards supporting children, teens and adults with congenital heart disease, as well as funding medical research and advocating for families’ needs.

Quality Assurance Representative Michael Sallustio spearheaded the fundraiser for HeartKids, after a successful Valentine’s Day appeal last year.

“Congenital heart disease is the leading cause of infant deaths in Australia. Approximately 64,000 children, teens and adults in this country live with the condition and initiatives like this help HeartKids provide a lifelong commitment to them,” he said.

In 2017, Michael’s nephew, Remi, was diagnosed with congenital heart disease and tragically died seven days after birth. Seeing how his family battled with the incurable condition, Michael was inspired to take action and support other families.

Ramada Coffs Harbour raised funds through an afternoon drinks event with guests and collection tins at reception.

“The team at Ramada Coffs Harbour were a strong support for me last year and it is heartening to see how enthusiastic they are about making a big difference in the lives of little ones suffering from congenital heart disease,” he said.

“I am proud to be part of this team that works together and inspires other people to help. Not only have we raised funds for the cause – I believe we have also succeeded in raising awareness of the condition to a wider audience.”

The fundraiser was supported by local business, including Big Banana Fun Park, Dolphin Marine Conservation Park, Pacific Bay Resort and Tranquility Spa Retreat.

Anyone from the public can donate to the cause by visiting: showyourheart.everydayhero.com/au/wyndham-destinations-coffs-harbour-1

Featuring one, two and three-bedroom apartments plus a three-bedroom Presidential Suite, Ramada Coffs Harbour offers a range of accommodation choices to timeshare owners of the Worldmark South Pacific Club, a vacation club with close to 60,000 vacation owners and more than 32 club resorts.

Located on the mid-north coast of New South Wales, Ramada Coffs Harbour is positioned amongst picturesque natural surrounds and must-see attractions, including the famed Big Banana, winter whale watching, pristine beaches and award-winning restaurants.

For more information about the resort, visit wyndhamap.com/coffsharbour