Hannah’s House in Cannington gets funding windfall from Lotterywest

Susan King from Hannah’s House (left) with Rebecca Vittiglia-Collins and her son Marc.
Susan King from Hannah’s House (left) with Rebecca Vittiglia-Collins and her son Marc.

A GRANT of $25,000 will give a Cannington organisation a boost in its work helping children with health conditions and their families.

Hannah’s House will use the Lotterywest grant to provide in-home short-term respite, crisis care, in-home palliative care and help with transition from hospitals or care facilities back home.

Hannah’s House chairman Rob Pini said the organisation was named after Hannah Watson, a young girl who passed away in 2010 after fighting the rare Opitz Trigonocephaly condition for the length of her short life.

“The support of Lotterywest is invaluable to organisations such as ours that are looking to make a positive difference in the community,” he said.

“The money will help Hannah’s House to plan our next five years and develop our organisation to improve the quality of life for more children with life limiting conditions and their families.”

Cannington MLA Bill Johnston, who presented the grant to the organisation last week, said Hannah’s House did great work and he was pleased the State Government was able to support them through the grant.

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