Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Music -

AN­NOUNCED as the high­est street fundraiser for the PMH Foun­da­tion’s 2013 Christ­mas Lights cam­paign, Kanji Loop res­i­dents in Atwell are con­tin­u­ing their fundrais­ing ef­forts this year.

“Last year, we raised $23,000 for the PMH Foun­da­tion through gold coin do­na­tions and fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties at our street party and we would love to raise even more this year,” Kanji Loop res­i­dent Ste­wart Man­son said.

“Nearly our whole street has got in­volved, which is fan­tas­tic.”

Mr Man­son said the street held their fourth an­nual PMH Foun­da­tion street party over the week­end, with ap­pear­ances from Santa and PMH Foun­da­tion mas­cot Stiches the Bear, along with a sausage siz­zle, silent auc­tion and raf­fle.

He said now that a friendly ri­valry had been es­tab­lished be­tween neigh­bours, the light dis­play con­tin­ued to grow each year with many ex­cit­ing new attractions.

“The Christ­mas Lights cam­paign is a fan­tas­tic event which not only brings much joy to WA kids dur­ing the fes­tive sea­son, but also helps us to give the chil­dren at PMH the best pos­si­ble level of care,” Mr Man­son said.

“Hav­ing two young chil­dren, one of whom had a mi­nor op­er­a­tion at PMH, made us think it would be a good way to give back to the hos­pi­tal.”

He said 200 to 300 peo­ple came through the street each night, gen­er­ously donat­ing and pur­chas­ing PMH Foun­da­tion mer­chan­dise.

To help Kanji Loop reach its $36,000 tar­get for 2014, visit the street be­fore De­cem­ber 25 to make your do­na­tion.

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