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Familiar battle lines were drawn when Perth’s medical community came together to fundraise for Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation to support WA children last year.
Dr Rob Henderson organised the annual AFL Footy Charity Match on Sunday October 30 2016, which raised more than $600 for the Foundation.
He said the match was a chance for colleagues to put on their game faces and re-hatch old rivalries, when the North Metropolitan Health Service took on the South Metropolitan Health Service.
“Aside from simply being able to leave the ground at the end of the match on my own volition, the match serves as a great opportunity to settle some old scores and catch up with some dear old friends,” he said.
“This year we had a perpetual trophy crafted for the winning team in memory of Dr Emil Popovic (1957-2011), an excellent neurosurgeon, great sporting enthusiast and long-time supporter of this fixture.”
Dr Henderson said that many involved in the match had a deep respect and admiration for the Foundation and its support of PMH and the soon-to-open new Perth Children’s Hospital.
“As doctors, and many of us having worked at PMH at some stage during our careers,” he said.
“This is without question an amazing opportunity to support the Foundation, which works so tirelessly to improve the health and outcomes of our sickest and most vulnerable children so they may live the happiest and healthiest of lives.”