Our incredible community supporters
June 2021 will see one of our incredible supporters, Rio’s Legacy embark on his biggest challenge to date.
Rio’s Challenge of Hope will see Ryan Fowler run and ride across Western Australia to raise $100K to help build the first children’s hospice in WA in memory of his little boy Rio. 1-year old Rio survived five major surgeries in 2017, for their family to then find out his condition was terminal. Rio continued to inspire with his smile, fight and will to never give up.
From 28 June to 16 July 2021, Rio’s Challenge of Hope will honour Rio and the 2000 WA kids and their families who will stand to benefit from this much needed, ‘home away from home’ hospice facility. Ryan hopes to show the nation that no matter how long or short the journey is for these kids; their stories will not be forgotten. Click here to support: rioslegacy.grassrootz.com/rio-s-challenge-for-hope
Lisa donates ticket sales from storytelling workshop
Speaker coach and former NICU nurse, Lisa believes in giving back. Lisa donated all ticket proceeds from her stories from the heart workshop and raised an incredible $1,500.
“My promise is to bring stories into the world and coach, support and nurture people to step up and share their voice. We all have stories worth sharing.”
Bradder family celebrate their birthdays
The Bradder family have encouraged their family and friends to donate to their son’s Nathan and Elijah birthdays for consecutive years and have raised over $3,000 to date.
“We choose to support PCHF because most parents have had to take their children to PCH at some point in time and we understand how valuable the donations are.”
Online streaming with Team Extra Life
Inspired by the American event Extra Life that supports children’s hospitals, Paul and his friends organise an annual 24 hour online streaming fundraiser. Paul and his friends aim to break their fundraising record each year with their most recent fundraiser raising over $2,900.
“We chose to support PCHF because aside from being a children's charity, sick kids are often robbed of their right to play, so what better than a group of big kids to fundraise for that right!”
Mel and Yvonne’s shave for sick kids
Motivated to support sick kids, mums Melissa and Yvonne shaved their heads and raised an incredible $5,142.
“Being Mum’s, we both know the vital role that PCH plays in our community as nothing else matters when your child is sick and is in need of treatment.”
Ruby and Marlah get creative
Ruby’s younger brother Jack was admitted to Perth Children’s Hospital with a spinal condition. Determined to give back, Ruby and her friend Marlah sold handmade tea towels, scrunchies and baked goods. Together they raised an impressive $2,500.
“We learnt that it doesn't matter what age you are you can achieve anything and when you work as a team it's more possible.”
Each year the WA IT industry comes together over a day on the green in support of sick kids. Chris Marshall, an IT manager and avid golfer, brought his two passions together to create putt4dough. Since starting the fundraising initiative, putt4dough has raised over $439,000 – a phenomenal achievement.
“The nature of this event promotes good business amongst the sector, and provides an important opportunity for industry professionals to network and raise vital funds and importantly, to have lots of fun throughout the day.”
Michelle runs 135km along the Cape2Cape
Inspired by her love of running and unicorns, Michelle ran the Cape2Cape track in a unicorn cape. Fundraising while enjoying her passion for running, Michelle raised $3,460.
“I proudly work at the Perth Children's Hospital and know how amazing this Hospital is, as well as the amazing staff here working for our sick kids.”
Simon’s Indoor Ironman Challenge
Following his visit to PCH with his son Leo, Simon was grateful for the care received and wanted to give back. Determined to continue his love for swimming, riding and running, Simon completed an ironman indoors. Complete with an indoor pool, virtual ride and treadmill and over 180km later, raised $900.
“I'm a proud daddy and feel for the parents who have sick kids. I knew during the day of my ironman that my temporary pain was nothing when thinking of the many mums and dads. It helped me get to the finish line.”
Lawson shaves his head
Lawson’s cousin Fraser spent 6 weeks at Perth Children’s Hospital following a farming accident. Lawson wanted to give back and shave his head. The community from Lake King situated in the eastern Whealtbelt region rallied behind Lawson’s head shave and helped raised a massive $12,124.
“I was inspired to do the shave because my cousin was in a farm accident and was in hospital for a long time. I didn't expect to raise $12000 or for my Dad to join in at the last minute and get his head shaved too!”
Guardians ride for smiles
Combining their love for riding Harley Davidsons and putting a smile on the face of a child, Guardians of Innocence was formed in 2015. Since then, their incredible fundraising efforts have raised over $30,000.
“We at Guardians of Innocence are very honoured to be associated with helping to raise much needed funds for the Foundation.”
Each year, the Goodall family celebrate Halloween in style, decorating their home for the community. The family dress up and gather helpers with collection tins for visitors to donate. Spooky Hall has raised an impressive $13,000 to date.
“Thank you to everyone who visits Spooky Hall and donates to Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation.”
BAPS organise a community a walk-a-thon
Volunteers from BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir drive the organisation’s efforts in dedicating a portion of their lives in selfless service of others. BAPS organised a walk-a-thon in support of Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation and raised over $10,000.
“Building a better community, one step at a time.”