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Recruit firefighters raise money to support premature babies

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09 Jul 2015
Recruit firefighters have donated $2000 to the Lilyroo Fund, supporting the Royal Women’s Hospital Newborn Intensive and Special Care unit.

The money will help purchase much needed equipment in the intensive care ward of the Royal Women's Hospital for premature babies.

Recruit Firefighter Isaac Walker said the fundraising committee of Recruit Course 114 had plenty of very worthwhile options when given the choice of which charity to raise funds and awareness for.

"One member, Sakiko Miyake, suggested the Lilyroo Fund as she knew the founders (Pete and Kristie) and their amazing work," Isaac explained.

"For the fundraising committee this was a 'no brainer' and we decided this was our chosen charity."

Over the course of their 18-week course, the recruits held a number of fundraising activities. They also approached the Firefighter Charity Fund to contribute to their donation.

The Lilyroo Fund raise money to help purchase much needed equipment in the intensive care ward of the Royal Women's Hospital for premature babies.

Pete and Kristie's first born, Lily, was admitted to the ward and although the best care was provided, Lily was just too small for this world. The Lilyroo Fund is in memory of her.

Pete and Kristie recently had baby Phoebe, pictured with firefighters below.

The cheque was presented at the Royal Women’s Hospital on Wednesday 8 July.

Above: Recruit firefighters with baby Phoebe, Lily's younger sister.

 

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