Type 1 Kids Camp receives Lotterywest Grant
Diabetes WA is excited to announce that we have successfully secured a State Government grant from Lotterywest. Co-funded by the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) the grant will go towards the 2023 type 1 kids camp which is a collaboration between Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) and Diabetes WA.
The aim of the camp is to connect and support young children with type 1 diabetes. These camps are packed with fun-filled activities, from morning fitness and games to amazing magical races, dress up discos and more. Each camp has a theme and for this year’s upcoming camp it will Superheroes!
Diabetes WA CEO Melanie Gates said our kids’ camps are part of our commitment to support all West Australian kids and their families living with diabetes.
“Our type 1 diabetes kids camps give children the opportunity to build their confidence by being away from their families, to have fun with their peers, and to be supported to focus on self-care, while learning how to independently manage their diabetes throughout their stay”.
“We know how vital these activities are to creating a sense of community for West Australians with diabetes, particularly those younger members who might need extra support,” she said.
The grant was presented by Dr Katrina Stratton Member for Nedlands on The Kids’ Bridge also named Koolangka Bridge at Perth Childrens Hospital.
“It’s an honour to present this grant to Diabetes WA and PCH to help kids living with type 1 diabetes and to support such a great initiative.”
If you would like more information or to enquire how to get your child signed up for a camp, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.