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Anna Meares helps Kokoda Trekkers across the line!

We called, Anna Meares answered!

Little Heroes Foundation is proud to have officially reached our $75,000 fundraising target, thanks to a special and very generous donation from our very own Anna Meares!

Our trekkers are well over half way through their trek and those of us back in SA can’t wait to share with them the good news that their hard work has paid off! However, it’s not just Anna that we should thank!

Over the months, all of our trekkers have been so dedicated to their fundraising journey, with many reaching out to their own networks to spare a few dollars for our cause. Little Heroes Foundation would like to thank the following organisations for their support during this Kokoda Trek fundraiser.

  • Beastwear
  • Peregrine Travel Centre SA
  • Rays
  • Next Genn Health and Lifestyle Clubs
  • Ettie Ink
  • Bent Creek McLaren and Adelaide Hills Australia
  • Eagles Woodville West Torrens Australia Club
  • Skill Hire

Our trekkers are due to arrive home later this week, and it’s not too late to make a donation and leave a message of support.

Please visit our Kokoda fundraising page here

Where the funds will go

While the Foundation continues to search through a number of ideas for its next major project, the money raised through this fundraiser will support the ongoing costs associated with our Little Heroes Care program.

This program, under the guidance of LHC Program Manager Mel, is delivered to seriously ill children and their families who are undergoing treatment at Adelaide’s Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

In line with our vision, Little Heroes Care aims to fulfill the unmet needs of our Little Heroes, regardless of the rarity of their diagnosis. We recognise that receiving a diagnosis of a serious illness can impact the whole family and not just the child, and our services are dedicated to supporting the entire family in life after diagnosis

These services include:

  • Practical assistance, therapies and equipment for children and families being cared for by the Paediatric Palliative Care Service at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital
  • Access to car parking close to the hospital
  • Professional home cleaning support during intensive treatment
  • In-home nursing support for children with Epidermolysis Bullosa (also known as “butterfly children”) in South Australia. This specialised nursing care reduces the need for hospital stays and gives parents respite from the traumatic task of changing their child’s dressings daily
  • Fuel cards to help with the costs of travelling for treatment
  • Grocery vouchers to help with the costs of living between home and the hospital
  • Financial assistance to help cover household bills and unexpected costs
  • Provision of ‘Hospital PJs’ specially designed for easy access to ports and lines
  • Alex’s Playground providing backyard play equipment for seriously ill children with critically low immune systems
  • Education and tuition support- including school choice consultancy and advice and parenting seminars through a partnership with Feegrade Educational Consultancy

The funds raised by our Kokoda Trekkers will ensure these services continue to be delivered to South Australian families when they need it most.