Hospital appeal nets $30k for Foundation

Mandurah Forum Woolworths manager Darren Dews with Stitches the Bear.
Mandurah Forum Woolworths manager Darren Dews with Stitches the Bear.

This added to the $459,654 raised in three months for the foundation.

Foundation chief executive Denys Pearce said it was phenomenal that the Woolworths Hospital Appeal had raised close to $3.5 million for the Foundation since it began in 2003.

‘The Woolworths Hospital Appeal is a fantastic way to raise funds for Princess Margaret Hospital,’ he said.

‘The appeal has gone above and beyond this year, which wouldn’t have been possible without the generosity of the WA community and the dedication of the Woolworths team.’

Woolworths state manager Brendon Lott thanked customers, suppliers and store teams for this result.

‘Thanks to the dedication and commitment of our staff and the generosity of the community, Woolworths is proud to donate a record amount from the Fresh Food Kids Hospital Appeal to help the good work the PMH Foundation is doing to help sick kids in WA,’ he said.

‘All money raised in-store goes to children’s hospitals in the State and we want to thank Western Australians for making a difference.’

The foundation will use its share of funds from this year’s Woolworths Hospital Appeal to continue to fund a Chair of Paediatric Anaesthesia at Princess Margaret.

This role is occupied by Swiss-born anaesthetist Professor Britta Regli-von Ungern-Sternberg.