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Fun on Four

Boasting a library, movie theatre, games nook, arts and crafts corner, outdoor plays pace and toys galore, Fun on Four is a place for the kids we support to relax, rewind and heal through happiness.

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.

We see up to 400 visitors a day and offer purposeful play, recreation activities and a creative learning environment for children and adolescents of all ages and abilities.

Keeping Fun on Four fully staffed, with up-to-date resources like arts and crafts, books and more, is thanks in full to our generous donors.

Beyond donating money, supplies and services, we’re lucky enough to have some of our corporate sponsors volunteer their time at Fun on Four.

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Artist in residence

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Beyond groundbreaking research, world-class expertise and training and innovative equipment and technology—we fund positive patient experiences. Helping children heal through happiness is one of the greatest impacts we can have on the day-to-day lives of children and their families who frequent Perth Children’s Hospital.

One of the ways the Foundation supports these positive experiences is through the Hospital’s Artist in Residence program. This Foundation-funded 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.

In 2018 and 2019, our Artist in Residence was Steven Aiton, who taught animation workshops to patients in a ten month period. Check out some of the animation shorts Steven and the kids created!

We can’t wait to share future news about the Artist in Residence program, and the exciting projects we have in the works.

We’re funding happiness for patients and their families

Hospitals can be a frightening place for children and their families.

Beyond funding groundbreaking research, innovative technology and equipment and world-class expertise, we support positive patient experiences.

Our generous donors enable us to fund educational materials and therapeutic experiences for patients and their families. Healing through happiness is a powerful part of what we do at Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Through creative workshops, cooking classes, respite programs, play areas and outdoor spaces, our generous supporters fund happiness for the children we support.

Children are at the heart of what we do—and their happiness always comes first.

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