Walking into the Emergency Department at the Perth Children’s Hospital with their sick two-year-old daughter Amelia, Brianna and Russell felt…
On Sunday October 22nd staff from Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) held their annual charity soccer match at Rosalie Park to raise funds for the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation. After an eventful year at PMH this was a great chance for junior and senior staff alike to pull on a jersey and have some fun in aid of the Foundation!
Conditions were perfect on the day with a green pitch and sunshine greeting the junior and senior medical staff teams. After a friendly start the competitive spirits of many players came out as the match moved towards a tense finish. Despite the juniors having more opportunities, the score remained locked at 0-0 at full time and the contest headed into a penalty shootout. The junior team triumphed in the end with a penalty score of 3-1 and importantly a good time was had by all!
Dr Robyn Lawrence (Child and Adolescent Health Service CEO) presented medals to both sides and the coveted trophy was held aloft by the junior team co-captains Dr Alya Ishak and Dr Adrian Tarca. Stitches the Bear even payed a visit during the family barbecue that followed and spirits remained high throughout the afternoon!
With ongoing support from the Subiaco Council, Subiaco Soccer Club and the PMH JMO Society, the day raised an incredible $1200 for PCH Foundation and there are already plans in place for next year’s instalment.
What a great effort from everyone involved!