The PCHF’s annual Christmas Appeal is helping to fund WA’s first Children’s Hospice
which is being set to benefit up to 2000 WA kids living with a life-limiting condition
Until early January, the Christmas Appeal will receive a generous double dose of support from Minderoo Foundation – the philanthropic organisation co-founded by Andrew and Nicola Forrest.
Funds raised during the 2022 Christmas Appeal will support the build of WA’s first Children’s Hospice. Currently, WA kids can only access palliative care within a clinical setting at Perth Children’s Hospital, or at home.
Acting Minderoo Foundation CEO John Hartman said the new children’s hospice is vitally important for the Western Australian community and for families that are doing it tough.
“I am incredibly pleased Minderoo Foundation can make this contribution. Through our Building Communities initiative, we are deeply committed to supporting vulnerable groups, strengthening the health and wellbeing of individuals and increasing access to important community services like the children’s hospice. Please dig deep to help our most seriously ill children. This Hospice is essential, it will keep families together and ensure kids in WA have access to the best possible care”, he said.
Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation CEO Carrick Robinson said around 2000 WA kids have a life-limiting condition and will eventually require end-of-life care and these families will spend countless holidays and other important life events in hospital. “We’re thrilled Minderoo Foundation is wholeheartedly embracing the spirit of giving this festive season through their support of the Christmas Appeal. Together, our dream is to raise the funds to build a world-class home-away-from-home for some of WA’s sickest kids”.
The proposed hospice will help to fill a well-known gap in children’s respite and end-of-life services in WA, providing another model of care for WA families outside of hospital so that families can be together while children receive specialised 24/7 medical support.
Located close to the beach at Swanbourne, the WA Children’s Hospice will be built to feel like a home, while also providing connection to nature and the outdoors.
The Children’s Hospice is anticipated to open at Swanbourne’s Allen Park in early 2025.
Help build WA’s first Children’s Hospice. Double your donation by giving to the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation Christmas Appeal at pchf.org.au/Christmas or on (08) 6456 5550.
Established by Andrew and Nicola Forrest in 2001, we are a modern philanthropic organisation seeking to break down barriers, innovate and drive positive, lasting change. Minderoo Foundation is proudly Australian, with key initiatives spanning from ocean research and ending slavery, to collaboration in cancer and community projects.