Patrons & Ambassadors

Beau Casson (Test cricketer for Australia)

Beau played successful professional cricket for 10 years, firstly with Western Australia and then with New South Wales. The ultimate dream was realised when Beau was chosen to represent Australia in the West Indies Tour 2008, receiving Test Cap 401 from Australian Test Captain Ricky Ponting… In 2011, Beau had to retire from professional cricket due to some electro physiological challenges with his heart and further cardiac procedures performed. He currently has a cardiac loop recorder in situ. Today Beau is on a new and exciting journey in his life, which includes his recent engagement to the beautiful Sal, completing his university degree and coaching cricket at college level. As well as completing Level Three coaching accreditation, Beau is also on the coaching staff of his beloved Sydney University Cricket Club where he played his last first grade cricket game in the NSW cricket association competition. Beau hopes that by sharing his story he can move and inspire other young children, adolescents and their parents in their journey with congenital heart disease and achieving their dreams.


Click here to read Beau’s full story..



Simon Reeve (Chanel 7 presenter)

Simon is a well know and respected News Presenter currently working for both Weekend Sunrise as News Presenter and hosts the top rating police show ‘The Force’ and kids show ‘It’s Academic’. A lesser-known fact is that he is the father of a 12-year-old Heart kid, Sam. Simon has been a strong supporter of HeartKids for almost a decade being MC of our major black tie event the Tiny Tickers Ball on numerous occasions as well as using his profile to assist with raising Awareness of Childhood Heart Disease. Simon accepted an invitation to be a HeartKids NSW Ambassador in 2011 to complement his long-term national support.

Who better to describe his journey with HeartKids than Simon himself… (Click here for Simon’s story)

We are delighted to have Simon’s support as an Ambassador of HeartKids.


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