The HAS Foundation was established by Ella and her husband Jarrod after they lost their first son, Hunter Alfred Stratton, six years ago.
“We were with paediatric palliative care for the last three years of his life,” she said.
“As a legacy to him and as a way to help support a service which helped us, we started the foundation.”
“We provide a service that we feel will make the journey a little bit easier and a little bit gentler for families going through the hardest of times.”
The HAS Foundation’s Mother’s Day luncheon will support children and their families who are currently in the palliative care service at the Woman’s and Children’s hospital.
The May 6 event includes a two-course lunch served in the new Sky City ballroom, alongside a selection of bubbles and wine.
The fundraiser will be emceed by SAFM breakfast show host Rebecca Morse.
The day will also feature a live auction, a Mother’s Day raffle, wine wall and pop-up gin bar.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear from best-selling author, filmmaker and body image advocate, Taryn Brumfitt.
Ella Stratton said proceeds from tickets sold will go directly to supporting children with life-limiting conditions.
“The funds raised from the event will go towards purchasing a wheelchair-accessible vehicle,” she said.
This would support families who now rely on wheelchair-accessible taxis and often-lengthy delays, or have to find car parking at the hospital.
“The dream is to have a volunteer driver to pick the child up, take them to their appointment at the hospital, wait for them, and take them back home again,” Stratton said.
“It is a service we are hoping we can provide these families to make their terrible time a bit more supported.”
Tickets for the luncheon are on sale now, and can be purchased at this link.
All proceeds will go directly towards making the dream of a wheelchair-accessible vehicle a reality, which will continue to assist families with a child in palliative care.