Cancer Council received another $1,000 in support of the BUPA Challenge and Bob & Kay King were there to represent the charity.
Bob has participated in the challenge over the last five years and the Foundation is proud to support his efforts and Cancer Council. Guide Dogs were once again along with the star of the day “Tango” the PR dog who was very patient with all the children, the noise and “food” surrounding him. Once again one of the charities supported annually since we began 13 years ago, we acknowledge the very important work they do, and we have now reached a total funding of $39,500 to the Puppy Love Program which raises puppies to be able to be given to clients.
Sids & Kids has been around for quite a long time too.
We were pleased to be able to assist with a donation of $3,000 to support their support and counselling services. Jaylee Cooper was in attendance and able to speak about the importance of the service and how unfortunately it is still required due to this ongoing sad event that effects many families.
Childhood Cancer also attended with their representative Kylie Buberis. Our funding will support “Bradleys Place” at Victor Harbour which is a respite centre for South Australian Families. This support will give 52 children and their families a short holiday at the Victor Harbour facility.
A new charity for us was “Rocket” was represented by Sally Wilson and Hayley Henry. Not particularly well known but a great support to families with children who have Autism.
It was heartwarming to hear the story of the success of this program first hand from Hayley Henry and her son Ryan. Hayley’s presentation was exceptional and her appreciation of the funding to the free clinic to help other children was very special. We wish the Henry family all the best going forward.