17 Jul 5,000 children present to hospital emergency each week, many with injuries resulting from an incident in their own home.
The KIDS Foundation celebrates 30 years next year and this month they are asking you to “Put Your Hand Up” and donate to this wonderful cause so they can continue their great work with KIDS who’ve suffered trauma.
Dr. Susie O’Neill Founder of the KIDS Foundation said, “Approximately one third of the children who come to The KIDS Foundation have been injured by a parent and often under the most horrific circumstances”.
Dr. O’Neill added, “Our team help trauma survivors who have experienced horrific injuries caused by burns, dog attacks, crime, neglect and abuse. Through our prevention and recovery programs, and camps we also educate and empower children and their families every day.
The ‘Put Your Hand Up’ campaign is supported by a host of Australian media and sporting identities, including Dr Richard ‘Harry’ Harris OAM – who led the miraculous 2018 Thai cave rescue of school children.
The financial support The KIDS Foundation relies on to run their programs has dropped significantly due to the pandemic, so this campaign is asking all Australians to help the foundation through the ‘Put Your Hand Up’ campaign to continue their great work.
Everyone can get behind The KIDS Foundation’s mission to raise child safety awareness to keep every child in Australia safe, free from injury and harm by donating.
Main Image: Dr Richard Harris with KIDS Foundation camp participants