Every week across Australia, 3 children die due to preventable injuries. Nobody ever thinks that they will be ‘The One’ that this will happen to, however it’s a reality for over 150 families every year.
As part of National Kidsafe Day on 24th May, we will be focusing on ‘The One’.
Hear from families who have been ‘The One’ who lost a child to a preventable injury, as they bravely share their lived experience to help ensure no other family has to endure what they have.
JOIN US FOR A NIGHT TO REMEMBER
On Saturday, 28th May, in partnership with The Compassionate Friends Vic, we will be hosting our inaugural Gala Ball at Melbourne Town Hall to raise funds for our critical, lifesaving programs.
In 2020/21, 29 children died and over 110,000 children were treated in hospital due to preventable injuries.
This figure is devastating for all involved and we are seeking your help to make a difference.
With entertainment by the incredible Matt Hetherington and MC’d by Australia’s first Apprentice Winner – Andrew Morello – it will be a night filled with fun, dancing and lots of hope for a safe future for our kids.
Proceeds from the Gala Ball will help to fund the Kidsafe Ambassador Program and The Compassionate Friends Victoria support services for families touched by serious injury or loss.
Our Ambassador program supports families to share their lived experience and potentially create a legacy for their child. We assist to create awareness, empower others, drive impact and ultimately change behaviour to save lives.
One of our families in the program – parents Ash and Matt – created The Hunter Boyle Children’s Swim Program in honour of their 2-year-old son, Hunter, who passed away in a dam drowning incident in August 2020.
This program would not be possible without the generous support of the community.
Your support will raise much needed funds to enable us to continue our critical, life-saving programs.
Our silent auction opens on Friday 20th May. Click here to view all the auction prizes and place your bids.
With over 100 generously donated items on offer – from amazing stays and experiences to handy vouchers and hampers – there’s something for everyone!
For enquiries, email: firstname.lastname@example.org