Touched by Olivia Foundation
DescriptionIn memory of Olivia Perkins whose life ended at 8 months old, we aim to improve the health and happiness of children by raising funds for Sydney Children’s Hospital and building playgrounds for children of all abilities to play side by side.
The Foundation’s dream to give children healthier and happier lives is being realised through two key initiatives:
1.Vascular Birthmarks Research and Support
This is enabling Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick to become a centre of global expertise in the area of Vascular Birthmarks (the area of disease that Olivia died from). Our focus is providing families access to information, access to support networks and medical experts and maybe, even one day, a cure. With a commitment by the Foundation of $450,000 over 3 years, a Fellowship was established in 2009 and will most definitely help save lives; and
2. Livvi’s Place Playgrounds (All abilities playgrounds)
The Foundation is working with local councils, communities and corporations to upgrade or build playgrounds to an “all abilities” standard, giving children regardless of ability the opportunity to play together, side by side. These playgrounds will be called “Livvi’s Place”.
The first “Livvi’s Place” was opened at Timbrell Park, NSW in 2009 and a number of additional playgrounds are under development.
WebsiteTouched by Olivia Foundation
StateNew South Wales
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