We would like to share with you some information about a fundraising campaign that KingKids is organising for the whole of 2021. Sadly, one of our little friends Silas from KingKids Narre Warren, was diagnosed with a high-grade brain tumour in September last year and has been fighting ever since.
To support the family and the amazing organisations that are offering much needed help to Silas and his family, we have decided to help in the best way we know how. We have created a fundraising goal total of $15,000 for the year. There will be an optional gold coil donation at all of our events and dress up days this year and they will all go towards to these amazing organisations. So please, if you are in a position to, dig deep so we can help more children like Silas and their families. You can monitor our progress on our website, it will be going up soon. We thank you for your ongoing support.
The past year has been a very difficult year for most families; however, the last 12 months have been made even harder for one of our own KingKids Families.
Silas was diagnosed with a high-grade brain Tumour in September last year. He has undergone numerous surgeries and intensive chemotherapy since then. Silas has been required to attend hospital every 3 weeks for 3 days at a time and also requires out patient care. Silas is still attending weekly hospital visits, despite his ongoing chemotherapy treatment.
While this family of 4 have made some big changes this year, there have been 2 organisations that have made this difficult journey a little easier for this family.
Koala Kids provide small things that make a difference for children and young people during cancer treatment, their families and healthcare team. They work very closely with social workers and child life therapists to develop and provide therapeutic items that distract children during invasive and painful treatments and procedures in hospital.
Challenge provides a vast range of practical support programs and services to their members. They provide a range of camps for different age groups, hospital support and activities, weekly playgroup sessions, parent support, movie days, music therapy, massage therapy, home help, bereavement services and more. Through their programs and services, we aim to make life easier as they deal with fighting their illness.
We hope that you can spare some change to help these incredibly worthy charities that help Silas and his family. KingKids will match every dollar donated.