A fine display of fundraising
THE generosity of people from across Perth was celebrated at a Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation event at Perth Zoo.
Each year, hundreds of people band together to support the foundation’s work with Princess Margaret Hospital, and now Perth Children’s Hospital, through grassroots fundraisers, which have raised more than $1 million during the 2015-16 financial year.
Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation chief executive Denys Pearce said the annual thank you event, which was held on October 22, was a way for the foundation to celebrate the incredible contribution and generosity of fundraisers who go out of their way to support WA children being cared for at the hospital.
“We are truly thankful for all of the people who have held or participated in community fundraising events this year,” he said.
“Community fundraising is a great way for people to get involved with supporting the Foundation at a grassroots level – and every fundraiser event, no matter how big or small, goes back to supporting children being cared for at the hospital.”
One of the Foundation’s community fundraisers attending the event was Ben Armstrong, who set a new Guinness World Record competing in the City to Surf dressed as a gingerbread man earlier this year, while fundraising over $3,300 for Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation.
“All children have the right to be healthy and active and I hope this effort contributes to improving the lives of children in hospital,” he said.
My two-year old son Zach has been an outpatient at PMH on a couple occasions and the care he received has been fantastic – my family is very grateful,” he said.
For more about how to start your own community fundraiser, visit https://pchf.org.au/ways-togive/fundraise or contact Jessica Bezerra on 9489 1188 or email email@example.com.
Ben Armstrong with Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Jess Bezerra and Anne Smith.