Christmas Giving Appeal

You may have seen our Christmas Giving Appeal launched in our Summer Newsletter on December 1st.  This Christmas please consider making a donation to Tiny Sparks WA.

When making a donation through our Christmas Giving page not only will you automatically receive a tax deductible receipt but we will also e-mail you a 'Donation Certificate' which you can choose to print and pop in a card or e-mail on as your Christmas gift.

This Christmas we are hoping to raise $3,000 all of which will be put towards supporting WA families in 2018.  As a 100% volunteer run organisation every dollar makes a difference!  We have some exciting plans and hope that you can help us achieve our dreams.

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World Prematurity Day 2017

World Prematurity Day turned into an entire week of celebration and awareness raising for us!

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A huge thank you to CBHS Health Fund who kicked off our week with morning tea at Bankwest Place.

Hundreds of candle packs were put together for distribution through our hospital network to encourage people to 'light it up purple' at 7pm on World Prematurity Day to create a wave of purple light around the globe.

A snack basket was delivered to Fiona Stanley Hospital for their parent lounge along with their candle packs.

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Co-founder's Amber and Madalyn together with Sacha, Rebecca, Joslyn, Imogen, Xavier and Adison attended the King Edward Memorial Hospital social work morning tea where we met a huge number of recent neonatal unit graduates.

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We were honoured to have the support of Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC who wore purple and Tweeted to raise awareness of the critical issue of premature birth.

The final event of the week was the much anticipated White Collar Boxing fight night #10 'Fight Like a Premmie' held at Crown Pyramid.  More than 1,000 people came together to cheer on the boxers who gave their all.  So wonderful to see Dad Premo win his closely fought bout!

Some amazing businesses were behind the night and we wish to thank:

Ringside Boxing and Fitness

Travel Key & Festival Travel

Gobsmacked Mouthguards

Panchos Mexican Restaurant

Crown Pyramid

J Group Electrical

Kennards Hire

Killarney Autos

Galaxy Doors & Windows

Olistan Consulting

Dale Signs

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We are delighted to announce that the event raised $3,500 for Tiny Sparks WA and a further $3,500 for Women & Infants Research Foundation.  Here are Donna and Darren from Ringside presenting the cheques to Amber.

All over Perth purple lights were shining brightly all night.  We are very grateful for support from the City of Perth, the Bell Tower and the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority for turning many of Perth's landmarks purple.

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WA your support was yet again astounding!  Many individuals and businesses held events throughout November as part of 'tiny bites for tiny sparks' raising awareness and much needed funds.  We are grateful for each and everyone of you for your support and look forward to making a bigger impact in 2018.

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Calling all CHB Grower Group members and CBH employees

We would love to see you nominate Tiny Sparks WA for community funding through the CBH Group’s Harvest Mass Management Scheme (HMMS). We support families all over the state who experience high-risk pregnancy, prematurity or a sick newborn. Our farming families are often the most in need of our support being away from their families during such a difficult time. Via our care package program, peer support network, comprehensive website and more we are there to assist them all the way through their journey from diagnosis right through the neonatal unit and childhood helping with their overall sense of wellbeing.

You can nominate Tiny Sparks WA here -  https://www.cbh.com.au/cbh-community/hmms-donations

Should you need any additional information to complete the nomination please e-mail chair@tinysparkswa.org.au

Thanks for your consideration!

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Coffee Morning

Please join us for a cuppa and a chat at our informal coffee morning on Friday December 1 at Lo Quay River Cafe, 215 Fern Road, Wilson.  We will be meeting from 10am to 12 noon to connect and chat about high-risk pregnancy, bedrest, the neonatal unit and the challenges our 'tiny sparks' face when growing up.

There is no need to formally RSVP for this event however if you would like to stay informed we have an event page on Facebook here https://goo.gl/fRLYtE

We can't wait to meet you!

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Tiny Sparks at Telethon 2017

We were excited to be given a unique opportunity to participate in the Peard Real Estate cycle challenge at Telethon this year alongside organisers Matt Fuller, Josh Catalano and Soa Pallelei who were riding for 24 hours, what a super human effort!

Russell donned his Tiny Sparks t-shirt and put in a awesome effort on the spin bike riding from 10pm until midnight.  Visitors to the cycle challenge during this time included The Premier Mark McGowan, Hon Julie Bishop MP, David Koch, Natalie Barr, Samantha Armytage and many, many others.

The atmosphere at the cycle challenge was electric.  The DJ did a wonderful job keeping the music upbeat and the crowd of onlookers entertained.

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With Emily Prior 2014 Telethon Star and NICU graduate.

With Matt Fuller chief fitness challenge organiser and 24 hour cyclist.  No, they don't get off their bikes, not even for toilet breaks!

The cycle challenge raised over $150,000 for Telethon helping them to reach an all time record of $36,431,381.  Well done Western Australia, your generosity is truly inspirational!

With Josh Catalano, 24 hour cyclist and father of NICU graduate 'Lenny the Lion'.

Making it look easy!

This was our very first time at Telethon and it was fantastic!  We hope to be back in a larger capacity in 2018.

In the zone.

2 hours on a spin bike done, riding for all the 'tiny sparks' who start life in the neonatal unit!

WA you are amazing, smashing last years tally!

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