Our 2010 Beneficiaries
At the end of Telethon 2010 our Bankwest Tallyboard read $9,237,954. However, after the show finished, the money kept rolling in and totalled just over $10 million by next day. This money was distributed amongst the following beneficiaries;
PRINCESS MARGARET HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN:
To purchase a new high end scanner, support nursing scholarships, three medical research fellowships, as well as continued funding for the newborn hearing screening program.
TELETHON INSTITUTE FOR CHILD HEALTH RESEARCH:
This funding will enable the Institute to research the impact of external environment factors on children in early life or as a consequence of exposure of their mothers to such factors whilst their children are in utero. It will also enable research into Aboriginal child health issues and building the capacity of Aboriginal health researchers to further develop and extend research initiatives.
TELETHON SPEECH AND HEARING CENTRE FOR CHILDREN WA (INC):
We are continuing our ongoing commitment to the Centre, including funding for a Parent and Community Centre.
WA COUNTRY HEALTH SERVICE:
To fund the purchase of eight ultrasound machines for use in outreach antenatal clinics in remote communities and towns.
WOMEN & INFANTS RESEARCH:
Funding the expansion of a study to obtain complete bacterial profiles of amniotic fluids from women who deliver preterm. In addition to assistance for a study to break the cycle of pregnancy diabetes.
ASTHMA FOUNDATION OF WA INC:
To continue to facilitate the Breathe Better project which provides asthma education and support services for people with asthma and those who care for someone with asthma. This funding will enable the initiative to be run as a fully tested program .
JUVENILLE DIABETES CENTRE:
Funding capital expenditure for the Juvenile Diabetes Centre.
THE AMANDA YOUNG FOUNDATION:
To continue to support the provision of an education and awareness campaign of Meningococcal disease that is specific and directed at young children, their parents and their educators throughout the state.
To fund the Redkite Cancer Journey Program which provides emotional support for families throughout the entire cancer journey by part-funding a Social Worker based in the Oncology ward at PMH.
TEEN CHALLENGE WA:
To support a Vocational Training Program for students who have graduated from the Teen Challenge Program and are interested in furthering their education in the area of youth work.
BIO-REHAB FOR KIDS:
To fund Advanced Biomechanical Rehabilitation (ABR) therapy that parents can perform at home designed to strengthen children’s muscles through the transfer of kinetic energy from the parent.
WA DISABLED SPORTS ASSOCIATION INC:
To provide funding to engage children with disabilities and their support networks in a range of outback experiences creating opportunities for all children to get involved.
To fund the provision of additional facilities for specific training requirements for swimmers due to their abilities affected by various disabilities, interests and goals.
To purchase aids and equipment for 21 children with disabilities to make the most of their unique abilities and participate in the activities of their families, peers and communities.
SAVE THE CHILDREN:
Funding will support the Warmun Early Learning Centre in a small indigenous community at the top end of WA. The centre cares for and educates 15 indigenous children aged 2-5.
To fund Community Based Counselling Services in outer northern suburbs as well as engage an additional youth counselor to operate from Bunbury.
LIONS EYE INSTITUTE/CENTRE FOR OPTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCES, UWA:
To fund the cost of a research assistant for the Myopia project which looks at the affects of UV exposure on adolescent eyes.
KALPARRIN (Parents of Children with Disabilities Inc):
To fund programs to make a positive difference to the lives of families and carers of children with special needs through the provision of practical and emotional support such as Mothers’ Respite Weekends, Caring for Couples Weekends, Annual Sharing Time Family Day and Storytelling for Family Carers.
STARLIGHT CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION:
To fund the Club Ado service to those adolescent patients who are unable to leave their hospital bed providing entertainment, education and distraction from the boredom of hospital life.
CYSTIC FIBROSIS WESTERN AUSTRALIA:
To fund several projects of the foundation such as the Regional Outreach Program, Country Travel Assistance, Regional Sibling Support, Regional Home Support and Regional Library Borrowing Service.
MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION:
This grant will fund the wish of one seriously ill child. The mission of Make a Wish is to bring happiness to children with life-threatening medical conditions by granting their most cherished wishes.
HOLY ROSARY SCHOOL SIENA CENTRE:
To fund the centre with computers for each student, a playground and other resources to assist in the education of special needs children.
STRIKE A CHORD:
To support children who need inspiration and a distraction from their fight against cancer by providing instruments for the Music for Life Centre.
To provide a backyard playground for the Nollamara Children’s Respite House.
TORCHBEARERS FOR LEGACY:
To fund the annual two week camp at Busselton for children who have lost a parent and are wards of Legacy.
FOODBANK OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA:
To fund the continuation of the School Breakfast Program which provides the supply of vitally important nutritionally valuable food items for disadvantaged children across WA.
To fund a full time counselor to deliver the Young Hearts program which provides support to children who are directly exposed to family and domestic violence.
THE CENTRE FOR CEREBAL PALSY:
To fund a range of equipment to support children with Cerebal Palsy.
YOUTH FUTURES WA:
To continue to fund the Nest project which is an innovative youth accommodation and support program for young mothers and their children who are homeless or immediately at risk of homelessness.
MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION OF WA INC:
To fund the What’s the Point? – Changing the Mindset program which aims to empower young people whilst still in their adolescent years to begin to think of themselves as someone who can set educational, social and employment goals.
To fund a new event for Young Carers aged 13-17 years at Rottnest Island.
To fund communication education, training and resources to children who have deaf-blindness or a vision impairment and additional disabilities in rural and remote WA.
SWAN KALAMUNDA HEALTH SERVICE:
To fund the provision of seven air/oxygen blenders and five phototherapy lights to provide optimum care for over 1,000 babies per year and sofa beds for the Paediatric Unit to allow parents to stay with sick children.