The Story of the



The Miranda Foundation was set up in 2016 as a registered charity with DGR status (meaning it can issue tax deductible receipts for donation). It is a charity set up specifically to raise funds and awareness for Monash Childrens Hospital.

Vanessa Mirandas children have a long history with Monash Hospital. Her daughter was born prematurely in 2008 and died there. Since then, Vanessa has raised thousands of dollars to improve the care given to bereaved families who lose their babies. Her eldest daughter was diagnosed with Leukaemia in 2014 and since then Vanessa has spent many days and nights in the childrens cancer centre there. The Miranda Foundation held the Biggest Playdate in May 2016, and annually ever since, raising over $90,000.


The major benefit of running this charity is that 100% of all proceeds go directly to the hospital, without admin and overhead costs being deducted. All the time spent and incidental costs of running this charity are covered by volunteers.

Our philosophy is that we are all “IN IT TOGETHER”
It takes a community to build a hospital, and this foundation allows our community to directly support our new childrens hospital.


Lets make a difference together

UPCOMING fundraising events

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The Biggest Playdate 2022!

A fun-filled carnival day for families to enjoy! Plenty of fun rides including a rock-climbing wall, chair-o-plane, spinning tea-cups ... plus plenty of old school games like pie face and drink toss! 

Whether you fancy the classic snag, a hot coffee or sweet treats - we've got food and drinks available the whole day! 

Not only is this day a fun family outing, it is raising awareness for Monash Children's Hospital and the amazing work they do servicing our South-East children. All the money spent on the day will go to an important project benefiting children at Monash Children's Cancer Centre - whether it be funding for research or something more tangible for patients.


With Thanks - a note from Vanessa 


Together – we have made a difference.

Your support is invaluable and because of it, we were able to raise over $35,500 that goes directly to the Monash Children’s Hospital through

The Biggest Playdate 2019.

ANNUAL events

Australia's Biggest Playdate

The Biggest Playdate is our major fundraiser supporting Monash Childrens Cancer Centre. It is similar to a fete with games, rides, food and entertainment. However, every dollar you spend goes directly to our Childrens Cancer Centre!



raised so far!