City of Joondalup wins Tri Cities Blood Challenge with Wanneroo and Stirling

Mayors Mark Irwin, Tracey Roberts and Albert Jacob. Picture: Burce Hunt.
Mayors Mark Irwin, Tracey Roberts and Albert Jacob. Picture: Burce Hunt.

THE City of Joondalup has retained its Tri Cities Blood Challenge title.

The annual competition between the cities of Joondalup, Wanneroo and Stirling determines who can produce the highest number of registered blood donations in three months.

Joondalup won both the staff and community categories.

Driven by personal stories involving staff, members of the City’s Red25 team donated blood 71 times between July 1 and September 30 – the highest number of staff donations across all WA local governments during that period, with Wanneroo on 33 and Stirling on nine.

Meanwhile, people living within the City made 1793 donations during the competition to finish ahead of Stirling on 1403 and Wanneroo on 1355.

Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob praised the efforts of community members and staff.

“Friendly rivalry aside, anyone who contributed to the cause – whether they live in Joondalup, Stirling or Wanneroo – is to be congratulated for their generosity of spirit,” he said.

“You never know when you may require the gift of life, so I encourage all residents to keep up the good work throughout the year.

“The City’s Red25 team is passionate about this cause and is already looking forward to beating this year’s mark in 2019.”