Charity boxing event a knockout for PMH

The luxurious Crown Grand Ballroom was the scene of Perth’s premier charity boxing event on 13 May. The 2016 We Are Loans Royal Queensbury Championship (RQCC) run by Pink Tank Events pits twenty White Collar combatants against each other in the ring in order to raise funds for the benefit of Australian children. The chosen male and female competitors begin with no formal boxing experience. After undergoing 10 weeks of gruelling, intensive training the combatants are ready to duke it out in front of a crowd of over 1250 of Perth A-listers, media and social personalities.

The event included both live and silent charity auctions as well as a raffle all to raise funds for ToyBox International, a major supporter of PMH Foundation. The 2016 RQCC raised over $250,000 net profit for ToyBox, with $95,800 going to purchase a new state-of-the-art Ultrasound machine for the Princess Margaret Hospital Emergency Department to assist with critical early-stage diagnosis.

“ToyBox is all about supporting local children in need, the charity works to identify grants which will make a direct impact, benefitting the lives of Australian children.”, Sophia Barbagallo, from ToyBox said.

“We work with a number of incredible charities and are proud to partner with Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation to make many wonderful things possible.”

The new Ultrasound will assist doctors and nurses with diagnosing over 70,000 patients that present to the Emergency Department each year. Some of the children who report to Emergency may have potentially life-threatening conditions that need to be assessed rapidly in order to ensure the best possible outcome.

The equipment will aid in the discovery of cardiac activity, pericardial effusions, lung pathology and fluid status. It also allows for better imaging of foreign bodies. With this new Ultrasound staff at Princess Margaret Hospital will be able to direct the care of these patients to the appropriate area within the hospital much quicker.

Denys Pearce, Chief Executive Officer of PMH Foundation explains,

“Medical technology saves lives, every day. PMH Foundation is committed to ensuring Princess Margaret Hospital has the very latest in medical equipment and thanks to ToyBox and the funds raised from the Royal Queensbury Championship the Emergency Department at PMH, and then Perth Children’s Hospital, will have this great new piece of equipment at hand.”

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