AUTUMN APPEAL 2020
Healing Through Happiness
Be the reason behind every smile. Donate today.
A powerful part of what we do at Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation is healing through happiness. From chaplaincy, music therapy and the artist in residence program to Fun on Four we are able to have a great impact on the day to day lives of children and their families who frequent Perth Children’s Hospital. Better health outcomes, reduced anxiety and improved motor skills are just a few benefits of the funding we provide to support positive patient experiences.
Autumn Appeal Donate today
Donate to our Autumn Appeal
You have chosen to Give Regularly. Thank you.
Help sick WA kids lead their happiest and healthiest lives.
Regular giving is one of the most effective ways you can support children at Perth Children’s Hospital. Knowing that we can rely on your regular contribution allows us to work with the Hospital to plan for the future of sick kids in WA.
Becoming a regular giver means you will be making a direct and ongoing impact to the healthcare of sick children throughout Western Australia. Your support can help fund ground breaking research, world-class expertise, innovative equipment and technology, and positive patient experiences that ensure our children get the best care when they need it most.
Regular giving is easy and flexible: each month your chosen amount is automatically debited from your credit card. You can increase, decrease or cancel your monthly donation at any time by contacting us.
We will send you a receipt every July for all your donations received in the previous financial year which you can then use for tax purposes.
Morgan is our hero Ambassador for our Autumn Appeal. She is a ‘frequent flyer’ at the Hospital. While her twin sister Caitlin was born a normal, healthy child, Morgan was born with multiple issues including absent and fused ribs, a collapsed lung, scoliosis and an absent kidney. She spent her first five weeks of life in the Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Currently Morgan is under the care of seven specialists at Perth Children’s Hospital and continues to have regular follow up appointments. One of the specialists’ hardest battles is that she is ‘one of a kind’ and she doesn’t tick the box of an actual diagnosis or condition, so she does not have any current treatment options.
Morgan loves coming to Perth Children’s Hospital and always enjoys visiting Fun on Four after her appointments. Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation has provided so many opportunities for Morgan and her siblings. As an ambassador, Morgan has had the opportunity to be exposed to experiences she otherwise wouldn’t have had, and has been able to share them with her siblings who have supported her and attended most of her appointments.
Easter at Big W
By purchasing a Easter token from Big W you can be the reason behind every smile in what can be a for WA sick kids.
This Easter Big W and Perth Children’s Hospital want to see better health outcomes and reduced anxiety for WA sick kids by funding positive patient experiences. A powerful part of what we do at the Foundation is healing through happiness. From chaplaincy, music therapy and the artist in residence program to Fun on Four we are able to have a great impact on the day to day lives of children and their families who frequent Perth Children’s Hospital.
Simply make a donation of your choice and take your token home or we can hang it up in our Big W store.
Positive Patient Experiences
Fun on Four
Christmas at PCH
Fun on Four continues Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation’s long history of funding positive patient experiences. Kids can create positive memories at the hospital, with a number of programs running to help kids access the healing nature of play.
Music therapy is a part of the Occupational Therapy Department, and is a valuable and effective complimentary service that has contributed to the physiological, cognitive and emotional rehabilitation of patients. Without the support of Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation, these services would not be available.
Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation proudly funded Christmas at the Hospital with a schedule of events planned over the ’12 Days of Christmas’, created a winter wonderland in the Atrium of the Hospital, funded a ‘Deck the Halls’ competition ensured all inpatients received hand-delivered gifts from Santa on Christmas Day.
Artist in Residence
Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation are proud to fund birthday celebrations for all inpatients in Hospital on their birthday. Staff members close to the patient choose a birthday gift and, when possible, Stitches the Bear heads down to wish them a happy birthday.
The Foundation-funded Artist in Residence initiative delivers creative workshops in genres like animation, printmaking, sculpture, collage, painting, photography, textiles, storytelling, singing, music and dance to patients. Our Artist in Residence makes bedside and waiting room visits, and teaches in classrooms and recreation centres like Fun on Four.
“Djookana Dandjoo Walbrininy Ngala Maat-bidi Yaanginy” (or “Sisters Healing Together”). This program runs sessions to support the social wellbeing of Aboriginal mothers and carers. These sessions inlcude traditional indigenous cultural healing methods, including art and wildflower essence therapy.