I recently had the pleasure of attending my first Telethon Giving Ceremony. Having grown up in Perth, I have always felt a connection to Telethon, Fat Cat, Rick and Susannah, and the kids’ hospital (PMH back then).
I knew that WA was special because of Telethon and every year I felt a rush of happiness and relief when I heard the total amount raised. It was reassuring to know that we are kind, generous and loving. The Telethon Giving Ceremony and recent events in my community have highlighted for me how caring, giving, and loving our broader community is. I suspect that many others are like me and may be somewhat unaware of the volume of love, kindness and generosity that goes on across this State to make life better for kids and their families.
Read Kelsie’s full opinion piece in The West Australian