The Telstra TeamKids Castle

 

The Telstra TeamKids Castle

Join us and help to build the Telstra TeamKids Castle!

The Telstra TeamKids Castle is a Telstra fundraising initiative for the 2017 TeamKids Easter Appeal.  As a part of this fundraising initiative we ask you to fund a 'brick' and share your story with us all while raising much needed funds for the TeamKids Beach House Project


STEP ONE: Select the quantity of 'bricks' you wish to fund and click ‘add to cart’.

STEP TWO: Click on your cart and add all relevant details. If you have a Women's and Children's Hospital (WCH) experience and would like to SHARE YOUR STORY with us you can do so here by sharing your story in the box provided.

A sneak peek into the Telstra TemKids Castle build with Mark Bolton, Telstra Area General Manager (SA)



About The TeamKids Beach House

In South Australia, there is no purpose-built accommodation for families of children with complex needs.  The Beach House will be the first holiday accommodation built especially for, and available to WCH families.

Kirsteen’s (in the video above) daughter Georgia was admitted to the paediatric palliative care unit at the WCH, Georgia lived a courageous and wonderful life and tragically passed away in 2013.

“I told her we would give her the best possible life. We’d make every day they had together special and surround her with love.”

Unlike most, Kirsteen and her family were fortunate enough to be able to get away to a family beach house to recharge and create special memories together.

“We were lucky enough to be able to access a beach house every now and again,” she says. “It was hard work, but you just force yourself to do it, so that you can have those happy sunlit memories to keep you going through darker days.”

Kirsteen and her family now regularly gather at the beach to remember Georgia in the beautiful place where she was happiest.

The TeamKids Beach House Project is supported by the WCH and currently there is NO adequate holiday or even respite facility in South Australia for these families and their children – TeamKids are going to close that gap.

The TeamKids Beach House will offer a welcoming, calm and peaceful environment, far from the physical and emotional stresses of the hospital setting. It will provide an environment in which the whole family can rest, recharge, and create special memories together, providing them with the break they need to continue their journey, however long it may be.

www.wchfoundation.org.au/beachhouse