Ad­ven­ture for pa­tients

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

PA­TIENTS and fam­i­lies of Princess Mar­garet Hos­pi­tal’s on­col­ogy ward were treated to a day out as part of Ad­ven­ture World’s ‘Big Day Out’ ear­lier this month.

The VIP treat­ment was rolled out at the Dragon’s King­dom for about 400 in-pa­tient and out-pa­tient chil­dren and fam­i­lies of Ward 3B.

Ad­ven­ture World chief ex­ec­u­tive An­drew Sharry said chil­dren and fam­i­lies of the hos­pi­tal’s 3B who faced ex­tremely chal­leng­ing cir­cum­stances were in­spir­ing.

“They re­main amaz­ingly strong and re­silient,” he said.

“This was our op­por­tu­nity to give these fam­i­lies a mag­i­cal day out at no cost to them. “It’s our way of help­ing out.” Mr Sharry said the team loved to see the joy Ad­ven­ture World was able to bring to the fam­i­lies.

“We are very proud to be in­volved in such a spe­cial day and this year’s event brought all the joy we hoped for,” he said.

“This day would not have been pos­si­ble with­out the as­sis­tance of sev­eral spon­sors, many of whom have been sup­port­ing the event for years, such as Bankwest, Coca Cola, Cock­burn Party Hire, World­wide Print and Rosie O Face Painters.”

The event was first held seven years ago af­ter a young boy named Cal­lum Jones wanted to go to a theme park and the Make-A-Wish Foun­da­tion could not de­liver his wish be­cause of lack of fund­ing. A jour­nal­ist brought this to Ad­ven­ture World’s at­ten­tion and fol­low­ing a meet­ing with Cal­lum and his fam­ily, he was of­fered a free trip to Ad­ven­ture World.

This year’s event fea­tured a gourmet lunch, entertainm­ent and vis­its from Dragon King­dom’s own Yarli, Yar­lotte and Flossy the Fairy, as well as gift bags for the kids.

Some of the colour­ful char­ac­ters at Ad­ven­ture World’s ‘Big Day Out’.

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