What is the Big Walk?

After 13 great years of the Big Walk, we’re excited to be bringing you a new, re-imagined event in March 2019 – the first major fundraising event for Perth Children’s Hospital. We’d like to say a huge thank you to our previous partners, John Hughes and Rotary, for all their support over that time.

A brand new date and route sees the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation Big Walk on Sunday 17th March, 2019. Encompassing the beautiful surrounds of the Swan River and Optus Stadium, this event is not just about a great day out for the family but also an opportunity for you to make a real difference for sick kids and their families in WA.

About Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation

The Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation is the main fundraising body and largest private funder of Perth Children’s Hospital, as we were for Princess Margaret Hospital, as well as the wider Child & Adolescent Health Service in Western Australia. We also work hard to promote healthy lifestyle messages to support parents in keeping their children well.

Princess Margaret Hospital officially closed it’s doors and Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) opened it’s doors on 10 June 2018. PCH is the new centrepiece of Western Australia’s child and adolescent health care system. PCH will provide the specialty medical treatment required for the most serious medical cases, as well as secondary services including inpatient, outpatient and day stay care. The Foundation looks forward to continuing to support the needs of the hospital.

You can find out more about our work and the Foundation by visiting our site.

Real stories about the children we help

Anna-Faye

When Anna-Faye was born her parents could see that there was something wrong with her eyes, they were turning in frequently and were given a referral to Perth Children’s Hospital. Anna-Faye underwent corrective surgery in July, and although everything went well, there is a possibility that further corrective surgery will be required in the future.

Nickodemus

Thirteen year old Nickodemus was riding a Pocket Rocket motorbike when it became bogged in the sand, falling to one side and in the process breaking his left hip. He was flown to PCH from Broome by the Royal Flying Doctors Service to undergo surgery. Fortunately the accident hasn’t slowed Nickodemus down, and his still loves to play videogames and see his friends!