BLUE HQ and PERTH CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION TAKE THE KIDS FISHING
THANK YOU to each and every one of you for such a fantastic day at Blue HQ’s inaugural ‘Take the Kids Fishing’ Day, November 19 2016.
The idea behind the day was simple. Give the kids of PMH and their families a great day. There is no better motivation than to see happy kids out on a boat. Blue HQ is in a unique position with over 300 great boat owners looking for any excuse to have fun on the water. And what an excuse this is.
The day started early with boat preparation and last minute organising. Families arrived 30 minutes early as the anticipation became too great. The day was a fantastic success for all involved. Fishing, visits to Carnac to meet the sea lions and other activities were greatly enjoyed by the kids. Furthermore the boat owners and volunteers greatly appreciated the opportunity to volunteer for a fantastic cause. Thank you to all those who donated their boats and participated on the day.
This excitement and enthusiasm quickly spread to the faces of boat volunteers, Blue HQ staff, friends and family that were present on the day. It lasted all day.
While the day was first and foremost about creating a special day for the kids we concurrently ran a website page for any donations towards purchasing High Acuity Cots for the new Perth Children’s Hospital, our goal was 2 cots. It came as no surprise that thanks to giving nature of our boating community and their families we raised $24,000 and the ability to purchase 3 intensive care cots – which raises significantly the level of intensive care we can give to our sick children. Thank you for donating your hard earned money!
Blue HQ would especially like to offer a huge thankyou to our sponsors on the day who so willingly donated food, beverages, children amusements and kids prizes. It is your thoughtful donations and discounts that made the event such a success! Blue HQ is very appreciative.
Our THANK YOU goes to:
Josh Kennedy from the West Coast Eagles
Fremantle Dockers for the members packs
Department of Transport Education Centre – Riverside Drive East Fremantle for supplying the life jackets for the day
Celestial Bay Winery Margaret River
Coles Supermarket Fremantle
WA’s Best Ice cream Van- Mr Whipper 0403610122
Carnival Amusements- 08 9349 4400
Anglers Fishing World– Mews Road Fremantle
Desiree From Jem Face painting
Peter Cook for the donation of the red footballs