Every Australian child deserves the health, education and developmental care that will help them grow, learn and thrive. But right now, too many of Australia’s country children can’t access the vital services and support they desperately need, simply because of where they live.
To connect country kids with the care they need, we are proud to be sponsoring an exciting, live crowdfunding initiative from Royal Far West with the goal of raising $100,000 for the three life-changing projects detailed below.
Held on March 25, 2021 and hosted by radio personality James Valentine, the event will feature frontline staff, teachers and families discussing the important work they are carrying out to support country children and families.
If you are unable to attend but would like to donate to support this great cause, please click on the button below.
Project Phoenix: the long road to bushfire recovery
In response to the devastating bushfires of summer 2019/2020, and working in partnership with UNICEF Australia, the Royal Far West Bushfire Recovery Program continues to work with over 30 communities, and supporting approximately 2000 children and families, who are experiencing trauma as a result of these catastrophic events.
Bridging the health equity divide: country schools telecare
As part of their work with healthcare providers, local government and community groups, Royal Far West have been focussed on addressing the gaps in both allied health therapy and digital connectivity for children in rural and remote areas. The innovative Telecare program delivers speech pathology, occupational therapy and psychology services to children in need directly into schools and preschools via videoconferencing.
Unlocking potential: the Paediatric Developmental Program
The Paediatric Developmental Program is the flagship Royal Far West benevolent program, designed to provide an assessment and diagnosis for country children who are experiencing complex developmental and behavioural issues. This unique program uses a highly specialised team of clinicians to unlock the health and developmental requirements of each child, helping them to reach their potential.