Radiowest kicked off the new financial year on Friday with another firm commitment to sick Western Australian children.
Every year Radiowest uses the month of June to raise money for the Regional Assistance Fund, helping families travel and stay in Perth when their children require ongoing medical assistance at Princess Margaret Hospital.
This year through the generosity of people across the South West, the radio station has raised $90,000 with donations still making their way in.
Radiowest South West breakfast host Ian "Blackers" Blackley said the community support has been fantastic.
“I’d love to thank everyone who has put there hands in their pocket and donated to this worthy cause,” he said while broadcasting live from Coffee Club at Bunbury Centrepoint on Friday morning.
A series of events were held throughout the month in the South West to raise the vital funds including a quiz night, motor show and fundraisers at local Coles supermarkets.
One local family set to benefit from the support are the Jarvis family from Brunswick.
Their son Harley was taken to Princess Margaret Hospital when he was just four years old and diagnosed with Trisomy 9 Mosaicism syndrome – a rare condition where the ninth chromosome appears three times instead of two leading to a number of medical complications.
As part of his ongoing treatment, Harley required a tracheotomy. The family travel to Perth regularly with Harley receiving a lot of love and support from his mother Carla, father Aaron and sisters Jaylah, Sarina, Ruby and Makayla.
Another local parent to benefit from the funding will be Kiera, whose son Zane was diagnosed with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, after his brain was deprived of oxygen at birth.
Kiera said despite Zane being able to communicate verbally, he is an amazing kid who has an infectious giggle and a love of the water.
To continue the support provided to Princess Margaret Hospital by Radiowest listeners visit donate.pmhfoundation.com.
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