HBF Run Team Success 2019

It may have started out as one of the coldest mornings we’ve experienced this year, but that didn’t stop more than 33,000 people packing the streets of Perth for the HBF Run for a Reason.

Our 40 strong team were spread across various groups with several in the half marathon and even some ‘tiny sparks’ walking in the prams and families 4km. We caught up with a few of the team at the finish but with the change to the staggered start times this year, many of our team were finished before the 4km event had started.

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Several months ago we set our sights on a fundraising target of $7,240 to fund a special project across 4 Perth hospital Neonatal Units which consisted of:

  • 6 free standing mobile phone recharging stations.

  • Creation of 36 Neonatal Unit specific milestone cards which can be downloaded FREE from our website.

  • Printing of the milestone cards and large display boards for easy access for parents within the Neonatal Units.

  • Coffee machine.

  • Microwave.

  • Going home signage.

Feedback from our families let us know just what a difference these small things would make to their Neonatal Unit stay. Our reason for running was simple. Everyday 10 babies born in Western Australia are admitted to a Neonatal Unit. Their families need our support!

Our team have put in a phenomenal effort! Not only have they been busy sharing their personal stories, telling everyone why they support Tiny Sparks WA and what we do, they have also been raising funds. To each of them, their families, friends and supporters we are SO grateful. Not only have we reached our target, we have smashed it! As of 5pm 18/5 collectively the team had raised a staggering $11,229 with donations continuing to come in! (As soon as the final figure is reconciled we will let everyone know.)

We will be inviting some of top fundraisers to assist us with handovers to the hospitals. It’s their hard work that has made this project a success! We will also be inviting all of our team to send in some Care Package messages to encourage and support more families.

If you’ve been inspired to make a difference we welcome you to join our team for the City to Surf. Keep an eye out for team details. If running isn’t your thing and you’d prefer a sophisticated evening of wine and delicious morsels, please join us for ‘A Night to Sparkle’ presented by Boutique Events, all proceeds to Tiny Sparks WA.

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That's a wrap! HBF Run for a Reason 2017

We are so grateful to Premo, Lyn, Jacquieline, team 'Lenny the Lion', team 'The Race for Chase', the Bates Family and everyone else who turned out to pound the pavement for Tiny Sparks WA, 50+ people in total, what an effort!

Almost $4,000 was raised for Tiny Sparks from this event, all of which will be returned to the WA community through our ongoing programming.  As a 100% volunteer run organisation every dollar is spent where you intended for it to go!

Wondering just what impact $4,000 will have?  It buys 100 care packages (we distribute more than 700 a year!), or 3 terms of Developmental Playgroup (12 placements each term), or 400 special occasion gifts (we provide a small gift on Mother's Day, Father's Day and Christmas Day to all babies in neonatal units around WA).  What a huge difference you are helping us make!

Thanks to HBF for putting on another fabulous Run for a Reason and to Channel 9 for their support of the event, especially with their TV special 'Be the Reason', featuring the Catalano family and team 'Lenny the Lion'.  We can't thank you all enough!

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HBF Run for a Reason 2017

Tiny Sparks WA will be entering the HBF Run for a Reason on Sunday the 28th of May 2017 for the fourth year running!  Come and join us, and thousands of others to walk, jog or run and help make a difference in WA.  With varying distances of 4km, 12km and 21km there is something to suit every fitness ability!  We welcome you to bring along your tiny spark and join Co-Founders Amber & Russell in the family friendly 4km 'Walkers and Prams' section.

By joining the team Tiny Sparks WA you directly help the families that we support.  As a volunteer run organisation all fundraising monies are returned to the WA community through our extensive programs.  Setting up a fundraising page via Everyday Hero is a wonderful way to make a difference and let your friends and family support you!  All registered fundraisers who raise in excess of $50 will receive a thank you pack containing a Tiny Sparks hat and drink bottle.

We can't wait to see you walking, jogging or running for team Tiny Sparks WA!

How to Register for HBF Run for a Reason:

Visit the HBF Run website here https://www.hbfrun.com.au and hit the 'Enter Now' button.

Make sure you enter as part of a team and select 'Tiny Sparks WA' then 'Join' our team.

If you are intending to walk or push a pram make sure you select the 'Walkers and Prams' option otherwise you are welcome to select whichever option suits you best.

Continue through the registration process completing the medical information and selecting your T-shirt size.  At the end you'll be invited to 'Create a Fundraising Page' and we would love for you to consider doing that!!

Everyday Hero Fundraising Page Registration:

http://hbfrun.everydayhero.do

You will need to login or register if you are a new user and then select Tiny Sparks WA when you are prompted to choose a charity.

Follow all of the prompts and at the end your page is created.  You can then edit your profile, set a fundraising goal and can share your fundraising page with your family and friends.

 

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