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Meet the children your generous donations support directly—hear their stories, meet their families, and see the impact the Foundation has on these young lives. News and media coverage give us the opportunity to share our stories with the broader community, important for continuing to garner support for those who need it the most. Here we share Foundation news that matters the most to people we support, our generous donors, and the broader WA community. 

Our stories.

The beat goes on. Music therapy becomes permanent at PCH
Meet The Kids

The beat goes on.

Music therapy becomes permanent at PCH. When Archie was diagnosed with a rare brain tumour and had surgery at 11 years of age, he went from being an active, soccer-loving tween to being bedbound in Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) for months on end, unable to walk or talk. Archie was scared and frightened, and anxious

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PCHF Volunteers Nancy and Janet

Retail therapy.

Meet Janet and Nancy, the thrifty duo who’ve raised $300,000 for WA’s sick kids through their in-hospital one-stop-shop. For over 25 years, PCHF supporters Janet Reynolds and Nancy Chiam have dedicated countless hours to fundraising for WA’s sick kids. Janet, raised in Yorkshire, and Nancy, originally from Singapore, have forged a two-decade bond through their

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Ground-Breaking Research

Early Moves: Major recruitment milestone for Aus-first study.

Patient recruitment is officially closed for Early Moves, one of the biggest and longest-running studies of its kind. Around 3,000 babies were successfully recruited into the Australian-first study over the past four years, with researchers investigating whether a baby’s early movements can predict learning difficulties later in childhood.   The WA-led study – which is part-funded

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Procurement Pioneer - Steve Saunders Retirement

Procurement Pioneer: Steve Saunders.

Steve Saunders’ Retirement Marks Decades of Dedication to WA’s Sick Kids. Earlier this year we bid farewell to our long-time Equipment Procurement Officer, Steve Saunders, who is heading into a well-deserved retirement after an astounding 21 years with PCHF. Steve’s career in healthcare spans well over four decades, including a tenure as the Supply Department

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Meet The Kids

Movement as medicine.

Port to Pub swimmers support innovative program for WA kids with chronic conditions. A highlight on WA’s sporting calendar, the 2024 Euroz Hartleys Port to Pub is supporting PCHF as its charity partner for the second year running.  Last year’s event raised more than $30,000 to help PCHF part-fund Move to Improve, an innovative ‘movement

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Major Projects

Sandcastles construction begins!

PCHF has revealed the name of Western Australia’s first children’s hospice: Sandcastles (Boodja Mia). Construction on WA’s first children’s hospice, Sandcastles (Boodja Mia) has now officially begun, with the state-of-the-art facility anticipated to open in late 2025. An ode to the therapeutic healing properties of the sun, sea, sand, and ocean breeze; Sandcastles is inspired

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