Our family has been involved with the Women’s and Children’s Hospital Foundation (WCHF) now since 2012. After our daughter Tayla’s diagnosis that year, we decided it was well overdue that we fundraise and support the Paediatric Palliative Care Service, due to the death’s of our sons you can find out more about that here https://lovehopeandcourage.wordpress.com/about/
We have participated in the annual City to Bay Fun Run in Adelaide, and over the last three years have raised a modest $5,000.00. I also donate a percentage of the sales from my book ‘Through a Mother’s Eyes’ to the WCHF.
This April we were fortunate enough to be involved in the Team Kids Beyond Bank Easter Appeal in partnership with Channel Nine and it’s naming rights sponsor Beyond Bank. Held for the first time since 1989, the Easter Appeal held on easter monday raised over $2 million dollars for the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide. It was an incredible day, although the weather was not kind it certainly did not dampen the spirit and deep pockets of the Adelaide public as businesses and individuals rallied for the cause. These funds will be directed into new equipment, research and services for babies, children and women who are patients of the hospital each year. Our family along with several others on the day were selling lottery tickets for the Team Kids family funds lottery at Adelaide Oval https://teamkids.com.au/easterappeal/p729.aspx. Funds raised from this lottery will be directed to projects for the Paediatric Palliative Care Service.
Last year the WCHF launched its official fundraising platform Team Kids…our story features with other inspiring families and their committment and dedication to fundraising for the Women’s and Children’s Hospital https://teamkids.com.au/easterappeal/p733.aspx