Funding for hospital
Monto receives vital medical equipment
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.