Light­ing way for sick kids

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Christmas -

THROUGH­OUT De­cem­ber, fairy lights will mean more than Christ­mas cheer for about 40 fam­i­lies who are rais­ing money for the Princess Mar­garet Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tion.

As part of the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s 13th cam­paign, money do­nated to dec­o­rated homes reg­is­tered across Perth will fund work at the new Perth Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal.

Last year, more than 50 homes raised $122,287 for the PMH Foun­da­tion with dec­o­ra­tions rang­ing from tra­di­tional na­tiv­ity scenes to char­ac­ters from pop­u­lar film Frozen.

Chief ex­ec­u­tive Denys Pearce said peo­ple who vis­ited the dec­o­rated houses and do­nated to the foun­da­tion en­sured hos­pi­talised chil­dren could ex­pe­ri­ence a happy Christ­mas too.

“Many chil­dren who are cared for at PMH over the Christ­mas pe­riod might not have the op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence the magic of see­ing Christ­mas Lights them­selves,” Mr Pearce said.

“We love that vis­it­ing homes tak­ing part in PMH Foun­da­tion’s Christ­mas Lights for PMH has be­come a spe­cial tra­di­tion for so many fam­i­lies.”

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