On active duty for little ones
THEY might be used to chasing crooks, but next month officers from Kensington police station will be hitting the pavement for a different reason.
They will be joining others from around Perth for the Life’s Little Treasures Foundation’s annual Walk for Prems, which will take place in South Perth to raise funds in support of families of premature or sick babies.
Kensington Constable Julia Huxley said the team would be donning their police caps and would be walking for a colleague who had a premature son.
The station will also be baking cakes and selling them for gold-coin donations leading up to the event.
According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Australian Mothers and Babies 2011 report, about 45,000 Australian infants are admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit or special care nursery ward each year.
All funds raised by Walk for Prems will help provide people like the Sharkeys from East Victoria Park with information, support and understanding to help them with their challenging journey.
Life’s Little Treasures Foundation was born in 2005 when a group of parents of premature babies decided to do something about the lack of support.
Senior Constable Fred Volpi, Constable Julia Huxley and Sgt Gavin Kerber. Const Huxley has organised her police team to take part in Walk for Prems.