KidzFix Foundation, the fundraising charity dedicated to supporting sick and disadvantaged children, donated $35,000 to Royal Far West’s Manly-based Paediatric Developmental Program in a seafront ceremony on 13 October.
The cheque presentation included Star Wars’ film series favourite robot R2D2 accompanied by a stormtrooper, plus Dora the Explorer from the children’s animated TV series and two rally cars. The latter vehicles participated in the annual KidzFix Rally, a seven-day long-distance sponsored drive, which took place between 8-16 September 2022.
KidzFix, founded in 2013, organise fundraising activities, such as golf tournaments and raffles, in conjunction with the aforementioned vehicle rally, which this year raised a grand total of $345,815 for a number of children’s charities.
The 2022 main event, from 8-16 September, involved over a dozen, decades-old converted cars driving 7,000+km from Bundaberg in Queensland west to Birdsville, then back east to Moree in northern NSW, most of it along unsealed dirt roads. Entrants must raise a minimum of $4,500 to participate in the gruelling off-road challenge.
The $35,000 donated to Royal Far West will fund 10 ‘Healthy Country Kids Scholarships’ for rural children with ‘complex, undiagnosed developmental, mental health and behavioural challenges’. This will enable them to access Royal Far West’s Manly-based Paediatric Developmental Program.
Royal Far West’s team of multi-disciplinary clinicians collaborate with the children, their families, and the schools they attend, to provide therapies and support, and facilitate them reaching their full potential in life.
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