Race to help children
BAYSWATER Little Athletics Centre (BLAC) was among more than 35 centres across WA that celebrated an annual fundraiser for a children’s charity on November 5.
The centre held parent races, tug-owars and a barbecue to raise funds for Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Artist in Residence program, which offers activities for children being cared for at the hospital.
Foundation mascot Stitches the Bear made a special appearance.
BLAC chairman Evan Crute said the community event was a main feature of the centre’s events calendar.
Little Athletics WA chief executive Vince Del Prete said Little Athletics WA had been supporting the foundation since 1998 and donated more than $250,000 over the years.
“Centres like Bayswater LAC do a great job in supporting the Foundation, with them being the Centre that has raised the most money for the last six years,” he said.
“Our annual fundraiser day is a fantastic activity which brings families and our community together and helps build the spirit and culture of our clubs.”
The funds will be presented at the Little Athletics WA Relay Festival on December 11 at WA Athletics Stadium.
Sienna Jones with Stitches the Bear.