Tennis champion Pat Rafter returns to Noosa to help raise funds for vital paediatric medical equipment at the Reed & Co. Charity Gala.
Every second counts when a child’s life is on the line, which is why Reed & Co. Estate Agents, in collaboration with the LOYAL Foundation and the Humpty Dumpty Foundation, have committed to raising funds for vital paediatric medical equipment for Queensland Regional Hospitals.
The Charity Gala on Saturday 19 June at Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort will be hosted by Humpty Dumpty patron and TV personality, Ray Martin. The starry night will feature a panel discussion with Pat Rafter, Tim Horan, Layne Beachley hosted by one of Australian’s most loved sports reporters, Erin Molan.
Guests will have the opportunity to select and purchase a specific piece of paediatric medical equipment in their name from Humpty’s Wish List, which has been formulated based on the hospital’s most pressing needs. Throughout the evening, guests will also have the chance to bid on some incredible items and experiences as part of a live auction, all of which have been kindly donated by local businesses.
Local real estate agency, Reed & Co. Estate Agents has helped raise more than $180,000, going directly to purchase vital paediatric medical equipment since opening its doors in 2018; proving they are much more than a real estate agency.
Reed & Co. founder and principal Adrian Reed said that his company felt privileged to be able to give back to the community.
“When we opened the doors to Reed & Co. Estate Agents in 2018, our intention was to create a fresh approach to real estate centred around the community. Together with the LOYAL and Humpty Dumpty Foundation, our goal for hosting the Charity Gala is to ensure that Queensland Hospitals have adequate and often life-saving medical equipment for sick and injured children,” he said.
Karl van de Merwe, a doctor at the Noosa Hospital, said the Emergency Department Team at Noosa Hospital have used the pieces of equipment donated at the 2019 Charity Gala many times and have been able to save the lives of children.
“Specific equipment like the Hamilton Ventilator, paediatric airway carts, and the neopuff infant resuscitator has assisted in providing the best care to critically ill paediatric patients.”
“Thanks to the generous donations, we now have the same equipment as the Brisbane retrieval teams, which means critical time is saved when the retrieval teams arrive to transfer the child to Brisbane.”
Guests who are unable to attend can still be involved by making a donation or purchasing a piece of medical equipment from the Wish List prior to the event.
For more information about donations or purchasing equipment, contact Bianca at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07 5323 0101.