A fun-filled Telethon weekend

Oct 19, 2021

Rocky Bay's marquee set up during Telethon Family Festival. The marquee is filled with Rocky Bay banners and flags Optus Stadium is in the background.

All of us at Rocky Bay were so excited to be involved with Telethon weekend as a beneficiary for the very first time!

It was another big fundraising effort by Telethon, with over $62 million raised to support West Australian children.

With the generous support of the Channel 7 Telethon Trust, we launched our Early Start Intervention Program (ESIP) in January this year. The ESIP has 24 participants under five years of age who have been diagnosed with, or are at risk of, a rare disease, and supports them with intensive multi-disciplinary therapies at home.

One of the participants our ESIP supports is two-year-old Henry Duca. Henry received multiple medical diagnoses after birth and has also endured seven different surgeries in relation to his diagnoses. He has been part of our ESIP since February 2021 and has made some wonderful progress since. You can read Henry’s story here.

In the Telethon phone room, an amazing job was done by a team of our therapists who spent part of the weekend taking calls and processing donations from the very generous West Australian public. They even took part in a live cross to the phone room with Telethon presenters during Sunday morning’s coverage on Channel 7.

Rocky Bay therapy team at Telethon

We also had a team on the ground as part of the Telethon Family Festival’s APM Charity Trail at Optus Stadium on Sunday 17 October. The Rocky Bay marquee housed a range of fun sensory activities and games to keep kids entertained throughout the afternoon.

A big thank you to everyone who popped by the festival for a chat – we can’t wait for Telethon 2022!

Click here to find out more about our Early Start Intervention Program. You can also read our Q&A with Program Coordinator, Cristina Lee.

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