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The Color Run is back in Perth again this year on Sunday 6 November 2016. Also known as the happiest 5km on the planet is one of the most fun volunteering opportunities we have all year. Not only do you get to be involved in a great event (without having to run!) but you will…

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On Thursday 1 September we celebrated the achievements of our 2015/2016 Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy (ELiP) and welcomed our 2017 team to the program. Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy is an initiative that aims to stimulate collaborations between individuals and corporates, as well as other not-for-profit organisations, in order to achieve amazing outcomes for the broader…

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We recently said goodbye to our Marketing & Communications intern Rob Di Giovanni after having him as part of our team for nearly six months. During his time with the Foundation Rob helped write many of the news articles you will read on our website and also contributed his enthusiasm, creativity and ideas to a…

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Ruby’s story

September 8, 2016

Ruby was just seven months old when she was first diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Ruby’s parents, Emma and Joel, first suspected something was wrong when they noticed that Ruby had become extremely sleepy and pale. After taking her to Princess Margaret Hospital for a check-up and blood tests, Emma and Joel were…

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The Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Workplace Giving program is supported by people who make a difference to the health of kids in Western Australia, by donating a small, regular amount directly from their pay. Commonly, donors contribute between two and five dollars each week. These funds are pooled together for greater impact and in the…

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Numerous articles have been written on the benefits of Horticultural Therapy for people with mental health issues. As well as being calming, the process of working with plants has been proven to help in the development of personal and social skills, while also creating a sense of achievement. Thanks to your support, the team at…

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Ben Armstrong is looking set a Guinness World Record for the fastest marathon dressed as… a Gingerbread Man! With the current record standing at 3 hours and 29 minutes, Ben is using his attempt to beat this time as an opportunity to raise funds for the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation. We sat down and spoke with…

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As the opening of the new hospital draws near, the Foundation has adopted a new name and look to reflect its support of this new era in healthcare for children throughout WA. PMH Foundation has become Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation. Still, our purpose remains as strong as ever:  to ensure the 250,000+ children from throughout…

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Mila’s story

July 28, 2016

Two year old Mila was born with atrophied, non-opposable thumbs, shorter than usual forearm bones and heart problems. This was quite a shock to her parents, Maxime and Bibin, as nothing unusual had been picked up in scans throughout their pregnancy. Mila was referred to PMH when she was just four days old and is…

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Beau’s story

July 28, 2016

Only a couple of weeks after Lil’ Beau was born his dad, Beau, noticed a small lump on his foot, near his toes. Beau and Melissa (mum) took Lil’ Beau to Peel Hospital where doctors thought the lump was some sort of insect bite.  The family were sent home the next day; however the lump…

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