Abs fab for sick chil­dren

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

POS­ING for the 2016 Perth Fire­fight­ers Cal­en­dar is the only ex­cep­tion Clare­mont fire­fighter Matt Laun­der gives for turn­ing up the heat rather than ex­tin­guish­ing it.

Mr Laun­der and 13 col­leagues par­tic­i­pated in the an­nual Princess Mar­garet Hos­pi­tal (PMH) Foun­da­tion cal­en­dar to fundraise for the PMH burns unit.

“I’m look­ing for­ward to set­ting a new record of funds raised and get­ting the money to the chil­dren that need it as soon as pos­si­ble,” he said.

“The im­pact of the money we have raised, even from last year’s cal­en­dar, is im­me­di­ately seen in the form of new equip­ment (such as) the car­bon diox­ide laser and ul­tra­sonic bath.”

PMH Foun­da­tion chief ex­ec­u­tive Denys Pearce said the Foun­da­tion’s eight-year part­ner­ship with the Perth Fire­fight­ers Cal­en­dar had raised more than $700,000 to help fund cut­ting-edge equip­ment and re­search.

“The equip­ment funded by the Perth Fire­fight­ers Cal­en­dar really does make a dif­fer­ence for th­ese chil­dren, in terms of sup­port­ing their re­cov­ery from a burn in­jury to en­sure they’re able to live full and ac­tive lives as much as pos­si­ble,” Mr Pearce said. “We are grate­ful to the 14 firies who have bared their flesh in the name of sup­port­ing kids across WA.”

Cal­en­dars are avail­able for $15 from the vol­un­teers kiosk at PMH, or www.pmh­foun­da­tion.com.

Matt Laun­der is Mr Septem­ber in the 2016 Perth Fire­fight­ers Cal­en­dar.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.