Fundraiser with youth focus

David Pfeiffer and Fiona Lander gear up for the Youth Focus fundraiser.
David Pfeiffer and Fiona Lander gear up for the Youth Focus fundraiser.

Located on Dunreath Drive near the domestic terminal and on Horrie Miller Drive near the international terminal, the bays allow drivers to make a gold coin donation in the entry box to wait with their vehicle for up to 90 minutes before collecting passengers from the front of the terminals.

Money raised by the bays is donated to Youth Focus, a charity aimed at preventing suicide and depression in youth people, and the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation.

Perth Airport general executive manager corporate affairs Fiona Lander said the company had a strong commitment to the charities and recently donated $25,000 to their Ride for Youth team, who raised funds for Youth Focus through the Park and Wait bays, as well as the Perth Airport Golf Day and Ride for Youth Bike Challenge.

‘Youth Focus provides services that are incredibly important to the community, and Perth Airport is proud to be associated with them and the work they are doing,’ Ms Lander said.

Perth Airport Ride for Youth team captain David Pfeiffer said the four-man team raised more than $60,000 for Youth Focus, and also took part in the 2013 Hawaiian Ride for Youth, in which 79 riders rode 700km from Albany to Perth in four days and raised more than $1.5 million for the charity.

‘We visited 14 schools as part of the ride and spoke about issues surrounding youth mental health and suicide, which is obviously a massive issue,’ Mr Pfeiffer said.