The St George Children with Disabilities Fund has been of tremendous benefit to our family. The Fund has been the name and face that has enabled us to raise funds to benefit our son Cale and therefore our whole family.
We recently under the funds name ran a Bunnings BBQ where we raised just shy of $2 000. But perhaps the greater story is that it allowed our cousins local gym to conduct the Fitbugs 24hr Challenge Fundraiser, which raised over $12,000. Without being a part of the Fund the gym and ourselves would have been forced to raise the money for a Charity that indirectly may benefit our son.
This is the fundamental difference of the St George Children with Disabilities Fund in that it has allowed us to directly raise funds for our son in a transparent and ethical way. Every dollar that we raise through our own fundraising initiatives goes directly to essential therapies and equipment that assist Cale. Through such fundraising efforts we have recently been able to purchase a Hippocampe Wheelchair (all terrain wheelchair for the beach and the bush) allowing our family to do the ordinary things most people take for granted.
All these therapies and equipment are what allows Cale to live a life full of potential and with a real hope for a fulfilling life.