Foodbank is Australia’s largest food relief organisation, which provides 77 million meals a year to more than 2,600 charities around the country.
From the Telethon weekend (October 26-27) to the start of the Domain Day-Night Test Match on Thursday 12 December, the Western Australian Cricket Association together with Cricket Australia have been raising much-needed funds to improve the health, development and lives of children and young people in WA.
More than $30,000 has already been raised through this partnership from auction items donated over the Telethon weekend. Gold coin donations will also be collected at open training sessions and cricket fans will be offered the opportunity to donate throughout the Test Match.
In the event of the Day-Night Test extending to Day Five, fans will be able to gain entry to the ground with a gold coin donation to Telethon.
Cricket Australia’s Executive General Manger – Fan Engagement, Anthony Everard said:
“Cricket Australia will partner with Telethon and Foodbank to help feed WA Kids in need. In the lead up and during the historic Domain day-night Test match in Perth every $1 raised will go towards providing two children with breakfast.
“Our elite players understand the importance of nutrition more than most, and we are incredibly proud to be doing our part to make sure every child starts their day with a nutritious breakfast.”
“It’s important our fans know that all money raised will go towards helping the WA children who need it the most.”
Foodbank WA’s Nutrition and Food Security Manager, Roslyn Giglia said:
“Access to food, and in particular nutritious food, is something many people take for granted but the reality is that many students turn up at school with an empty stomach.
We want children to focus on being kids and learning while they are at school, and having breakfast allows them to do just this. With the additional funds raised between now and next month’s test, we will be able to reach an even greater number of children and provide them with a nutritious and healthy breakfast.”
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