Having a ball for children
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.
Dentist Adrian Kat at his Morley clinic.