Fund­ing for hos­pi­tal

Monto re­ceives vi­tal med­i­cal equip­ment

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Jack Lawrie

THIS year’s 17th an­nual Humpty Dumpty Bal­moral Burn has raised money to pur­chase a ‘Humpty’s Breath of Life’ pack­age for Monto Hos­pi­tal, val­ued at $8,500.

The pack­age in­cludes a Neop­uff In­fant Re­sus­ci­ta­tor, Low Flow Bird Blender and an MR850 Hu­mid­i­fier on a mo­bile stand.

The point of ‘Humpty’s Breath of Life’ is to pro­vide hu­mid­i­fied air dur­ing res­pi­ra­tory sup­port to a sick baby or child as well as main­tain­ing them on a safe type of ven­ti­la­tion un­til a trans­fer ar­rives.

Monto Hos­pi­tal was one of 346 hos­pi­tals to ben­e­fit from the Humpty Dumpty fundrais­ing week­end.

The Bal­moral Burn fun-run was orig­i­nally cre­ated by Wal­la­bies player Phil Kearns AM, and was at­tended by ap­prox­i­mately 10,000 peo­ple from across Sydney.

With a 420m race cat­e­gory that suits every mem­ber of the fam­ily, in­clud­ing the pet bird, cat or dog, the Bal­moral Burn also in­cludes a high-in­ten­sity ob­sta­cle chal­lenge, the Hill of Hurt.

Founder and ex­ec­u­tive chair­man of the Humpty Dumpty Foun­da­tion, Paul Fran­cis OAM said he hoped th­ese events would con­tinue into the fu­ture.

“The re­sults from this year’s Humpty Dumpty Bal­moral Burn once again demon­strate that com­mu­nity spirit is alive and well,” Mr Fran­cis said.

“On be­half of the chil­dren in hos­pi­tals, their fam­i­lies and the med­i­cal pro­fes­sion­als that use this equip­ment, I say thank you – your gen­eros­ity means so much and I hope to see you back on the hill in 2018.”

The Humpty Dumpty Bal­moral Burn has now raised over $30 mil­lion to make a dif­fer­ence to chil­dren’s hos­pi­tals and health ser­vices.

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