Ronald McDonald House Perth
Ronald McDonald House Perth keeps families close by providing a home away from home for regional WA families who have a sick child receiving hospital treatment in Perth.
Imagine living in regional WA and at a moment’s notice you have to relocate your life to a city hundreds, perhaps thousands of kilometers away from your family and friends, your entire support network. Add to that, your child has been diagnosed with a serious or life threatening illness and you're not sure how long you'll be away for. In a city hours from home, where you know no one, where do you turn for a place to stay, not only for yourself, but for your entire family? Your income has been put on hold but you still have bills to pay. As a parent, you need to provide for your family and support them through the rollercoaster journey of childhood illness.
That’s where Ronald McDonald House steps in, providing free accommodation to families when they have to travel far from home to obtain specialist medical care for their sick child. Though there is no place like home, Ronald McDonald House Perth strives to provide a safe and comfortable environment where the whole family can stay and thrive together for the duration of their child’s treatment.
In 2016 Ronald McDonald House has provided accommodation to 917 unique regional WA families, saving them in excess of $2.1 million in accommodation costs. Our 219 volunteers contributed 13,849 hours of volunteering making the lives of families a little easier. 175 metro and regional WA students availed of the Learning Program tuition services free of charge. 552 children staying at the House attended the work of Heart Program
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA)
At Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) we are dedicated to reducing the impact of prostate cancer on Australian men, their partners and families, recognizing the diversity of the Australian community. Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer in Australian men, with one man losing his life every 3 hours to this disease. Supporting PCFA assists us in promoting and funding world leading research, running awareness and education campaigns, and providing support to men and their families affected by prostate cancer.
The Fiona Wood Foundation
The Fiona Wood Foundation is an independent not-for-profit organisation whose vision is to deliver scarless healing, in mind and body, to all those affected by burn injury to improve quality of life.
We exist for current and future patients with the knowledge that every intervention from the point of injury influences the scar worn for life.
We facilitate the translation of our research into innovative technologies, techniques and interventions that will drive evidence based 'best practice' in clinical care, for adults and children, in WA and beyond.
Donations received from the 2018 Plunge will contribute to research which will help Fiona and our team to undertake clinical and basic science research, specifically it will contribute to the costs of consumables related to medical research, such as biopsies, blood sample analysis, storage and other project costs
For over 30 years Cahoots has been positively impacting the lives of children and young people with disability, and their families, in Western Australia. This is achieved by running over 30 camps and programs, across WA, every year. Our committed and diverse team of volunteers and staff offer children and young people with disability the opportunity to develop friendships, skills and self-confidence. All our programs and camps are fun and accessible, allowing participants to make friends and memories in a safe and inclusive environment, whilst carers receive support. Funds raised will allow us to offer life changing experiences to more children and young people and further support to their families and carers.
Supporting children, young people and families facing cancer
Every six hours in Australia, a family receives the devastating news that their child has cancer.
In addition to the physical implications of their diagnosis, these young people and their families will face emotional, social, financial, practical and educational challenges which may last for months, or even years. The impacts may continue long after their cancer treatment is finished.
No young person or family should be alone with cancer, or disadvantaged because of a cancer diagnosis. Redkite provides tailored, professional support that empowers them to manage the consequences of cancer and its ongoing effects.
The best way to support a young person with cancer is to support their whole family through every stage of their journey. Redkite is there for the entire family from the moment of diagnosis, throughout treatment and when they return home. We often provide support for many years after treatment has finished, particularly to bereaved families.
With over 30 years' experience, Redkite is a recognised leader in professional, cancer-specific support services. We are the largest non-government provider of social workers and music therapists in children's hospitals and treatment centres throughout Australia and the largest non-government provider of financial assistance to families facing cancer.
We’re committed to providing quality, evidence-based services that have a positive and lasting impact on quality of life for young people with cancer and their families, both during and beyond cancer treatment.
Our vision is to support every young person and family in Australia who need us.