COMMUNITY events like the Perth Kilt Run can provide hours of fun and entertainment for participants, but months of certainty for some of the area’s charities.
For local organisations in the Intensive Care Foundation, Armadale headspace and the Amanda Young Foundation, each person who straps on a kilt for the popular fun run is someone helping them to help others.
As charity beneficiaries of this year’s kilt run, each of the three organisations will receive a portion of the proceeds to help with their work.
The Intensive Care Foundation, which funds research aiming to improve the care of critically ill patients, will use their part to help fund the annual Knapp Family Research Grant.
Intensive Care Foundation WA ambassador Sharon Knapp said the charity’s work saved lives every day.
“Without clinical research to help improve survival rates in Intensive Care Units, more lives would be lost,” she said.
“We are honoured to be one of the charity recipients for the Armadale Kilt Run, the awareness this helps raise for our Foundation is wonderful and helps us immensely.
“Without community fundraising events for Intensive Care Foundation, we would not be able to fund as many research grants as we do and without the research grants, survival rates would not improve.”
The Perth Kilt Run is on September 9 at Armadale’s Minnawarra Park.
Registrations are open and can be made at www.perthkiltrun.com.au.