Club Helensvale Bowlers Visit Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital
Thanks to the great work the Children’s Hospital Foundation does, some of Club Helensvale elite bowlers and Harry the Hawk mascot were invited to visit the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital last week.
It was a wonderful chance to bring some cheer to the children at hospital and meet some inspiring kids and their families. The children were very enthused to meet actual Commonwealth Games medalists in person. Thank you to Nathan Rice, Mark Casey and Aron Sherriff for going along. The kids loved seeing them in their Australian Jackaroo uniforms and to get the chance to see and even touch real Commonwealth Games medals.
The guys had great fun with the kids handing out some small toys and running a lawn bowls workshop where the kids got a chance to have a go at playing lawn bowls and play with Commonwealth Games bowlers. Some of the talent the kids were displaying on the day means they will definitely be giving our guys a run for their money if they decide to ever take up lawn bowls competitively!
If you would like to read some about the Children’s Hospital Foundation and Club Helensvale’s support of them click here.
Children’s Hospital Foundation – Channel Nine Telethon
In 2018 Club Helensvale is proud to support the Children’s Hospital Foundation as a community partner for the Channel Nine Telethon. The Foundation is the official charity of the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital and all kids in Hospitals across Queensland. Over the past four years, the Channel Nine Telethon has raised over $46 million through the generosity of the Queensland community.
The money raised helps the Children’s Hospital Foundation support kids by funding life-saving medical research, vital new medical equipment and providing patient and family support programs.
Each year the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital provides services to over 230,000 kids. 42% of these children come from regional and rural Queensland.
“1803 kids from the Gold Coast have needed to stay overnight or longer in the Hospital. This is hard on the kids and hard on their families.”
We are committing to the Channel Nine Telethon as a community partner to make a profound impact on the lives of sick kids – just like Maddison.
Maddison’s cheeky grin lights up the room no matter where she is; even if that room is a hospital ward, where she has spent too much of her young life battling cancer. Supporting the Children’s Hospital Foundation helps bring a little wonder to children like Maddison in hospital, while also funding life-saving medical research and critical equipment.
The Telethon will be screened live on Saturday 17 November and is always an entertaining program with celebrities, sporting stars and some inspiring kids and their families. Club Helensvale has committed to donate $10,000 and we hope you can get involved too! There are a lot of kids and families going through really tough times, and they’re so heartened to know that the community is right behind them. Every donation, no matter how big or small, will lessen the hurt and help sick kids heal and get home sooner.
We will be fundraising at Club Helensvale throughout October with some events and activities, and looking to increase our contribution to the work of the Children’s Hospital Foundation.
If you would like to find out more about the Children’s Hospital Foundation or make a donation visit their website https://www.childrens.org.au/
The generous spirit of Queenslanders raised an incredible $12,230,565 for sick kids and their families for the Channel Nine Telethon in 2017. Imagine what we can achieve in 2018!