I'm fundraising for The Royal Hospital for Women Foundation
I have started to raise much needed funds for The Royal Hospital for Women Foundation. You can join me and be part of this amazing journey. Every day at The Royal, a baby's life begins, a baby's life is saved, a woman's life is saved and new research creates miracles.
Even though we’re on the road, I’m taking part in the 24 Hour Spinathon. This great annual event by Fix Physio in Sydney raises money for charity. Last year they raised $24,850 for the Movember Foundation. This year they have set the bar high aiming to raise $50,000 for Randwick’s Royal Hospital For Women’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit, specifically looking to raise enough money for a new humidicrib and ventilator.
The 24 Hour Spinathon sees teams of up to 12 continuously ride their team’s exercise bike at Vicouscycles in Sydney for 24 hours. However, as we are travelling, I can’t get to Sydney, so my aim is to join in the fun from the other side of Australia and ride a quarter of this time myself across WA/SA’s Nullarbor Plain. Six hours across the treeless plain to raise money in honour of little Joe Blackwell for the Royal Hospital for Women, Randwick.
"Our precious son Joe came in to the world too soon. He was born over 9 weeks early and to complicate matters, he had a serious heart condition. In the end, the combination of his prematurity and his heart issue proved too much for him to overcome and after a very brave fight, he passed away aged just 5 weeks and 1 day.
Joe was treated with so much love, care and attention by the NICU doctors and nurses at both The Royal Hospital for Women, Randwick and Westmead Children's Hospital. As such we wanted to do something to show just how grateful we were for the amazing work that these intensive care units do on a daily basis. Mike and I aim to raise enough money to be able to buy a life saving humidicrib and ventilator for these hospitals by May 1st 2020. We have chosen these pieces of equipment in particular because without them, Joe wouldn’t have lasted more than a few hours once he was born.
In November 2018, Fix Physio organised a 24 hour spinathon at Scenic Cycle in Sydney CBD in aid of the amazing work of The Movember Foundation and together we raised almost $25k. This year the cause has changed to The Royal Hospital for Women at Randwick and we have a target of $50k for this event which in itself would buy a much needed ventilator to save more babies lives.
Join us and be part of this amazing journey. Every day at The Royal, a baby's life begins, a baby's life is saved, a woman's life is saved and new research creates miracles. We would love your support with this fundraising effort in our baby boy’s memory".
Jayne, Mike and Joe Blackwell x
Thank you to my generous donors
Thompsons Road Physiotherapy
Craig Alicia And Lily
Mja Transport - Kirsten & Mick Austin
Harmony, Jacob & Josette Aldridge
R+r In Sf
Artie & Lesley