Team for Tiny Sparks WA ran or walked the 2015 HBF Run for a Reason today, covering all three distances, the 1/2 Marathon, 12km and 4km.
Our team raised an incredible $5,061!!
Special acknowledgement must go to our two leading fundraisers, Michelle R and and Scott E who both have babies currently in the NICU. They raised $1,500 and $1,341 respectively. Brilliant effort! We hope they both got extra long skin-to-skin cuddles after their runs.
In terms of real practical deliverables, this fundraising effort will result in:
- 1,000 copies of an information booklet 'Hope - A guide to surviving bed-rest' to be distributed to maternity hospitals and obstetricians across the state.
- Free parent workshops to held each month in Subiaco for a year.
- 40 NICU care packages for parents of babies born very prematurely.
- 50 bed-rest care packages to mothers who unexpectedly find themselves in hospital on bed-rest in the second trimester/early third trimester period of their pregnancy, due to complications or risk factors associated with their pregnancy.
We cannot thank our team and their supporters enough. This has made a huge difference to what we can deliver to Western Australian families in only our second year of operation.