Fundraising for Sick Kids

For 2019, Smooth River Consulting and the Potter family are consolidating its fundraising efforts into one source – The Hospital for Sick Children (aka Sick Kids). On September 28, 2019, our team is joining an army: 3000+ SickKids supporters rallying together at a new fundraising event for Sick Kids, GetLoud. $2.5 million is our collective fundraising goal.

We decided on “Brackium Emendo” for our team name. It is a healing spell that can be used to mend broken bones from the Harry Potter series. Not only are we the Potter family, but our Sick Kids kid is a huge fan. She has had amazing treatment and care from all of her doctors and nurses at Sick Kids in the General Surgery department and Liver Clinic. Now, we as her family, want to give back to the hospital who takes such good care of her.  We hope you never have to go there but if you do, it is world class care.

SickKids has always been on the front lines in the fight for children’s health. But the clinical facilities at SickKids are close to 70 years old. Today, one of the biggest battles at SickKids is against the limits of an old building.  

Help us unleash the full potential of SickKids by donating online – it’s safe, secure and easy. Any amount you give today will help us reach our fundraising goal. 

You can help our team in any of these ways

  1. donate online; 
  2. donate something to be sold at our fundraising garage sale (July 20th in Newcastle); 
  3. come to our garage sale and buy something (there will be cookies!) and/or 
  4. come march with us on September 29th (The march is free - only fundraisers get in to the festival).


Thank you for considering this request.


Smooth River Consulting and the Potters