Hav­ing a ball for chil­dren

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion - By DENISE S. CAHILL

FOR sev­eral years, Floreat den­tists Adrian and Vicky Kat vol­un­teered with Amer­i­can Ro­tar­ian Roscoe Turner help­ing chil­dren in Thai­land.

But when Mr Turner died last year, the cou­ple, who have den­tal prac­tices in Mos­man Park and Mor­ley, looked lo­cally to make a dif­fer­ence.

Park­erville Chil­dren and Youth Care caught their at­ten­tion be­cause it ben­e­fit­ted chil­dren.

On Septem­ber 20, the Kats, who have three sons aged 15, 12 and five, will host a char­ity ball at Crown Perth with the hope of rais­ing about $250,000 for Park­erville, which cares and pro­vides ser­vices for vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren in the com­mu­nity.

“The ball is about rais­ing aware­ness for Park­erville,” Dr Kat said.

“One of the things I like about Park­erville is that they work on in­ter­ven­ing early so they have a higher chance of cor­rect­ing any prob­lems the chil­dren have.

“They have cer­tain pro­grams and they know they work.

“We want the ball to be en­joy­able but have a mes­sage at­tached.”

All money raised will go to Park­erville.

Tick­ets are $240 and are avail­able by call­ing 6102 2517 or vis­it­ing www.stick­yt­ick­ets.com.au/15369.

Pic­ture: Mar­cus Whisson www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d425374

Den­tist Adrian Kat at his Mor­ley clinic.

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