City contributes funds for much needed services
The race may be over however proceeds raised from registration fees for the Perth Kilt Run have been donated to three local charities that service the Armadale community.
The Intensive Care Foundation, Amanda Young Foundation and headspace Armadale each received a $1,000 donation boost, from the City of Armadale on Friday.
The City of Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones OAM, JP said he was pleased that the Perth Kilt Run continues to contribute registration proceeds to such valued charities.
“165,000 people, including 10,000 babies and children, are admitted to Intensive Care Units every year.
“Inspiring local resident Sharon Knapp also dedicates most of her time to raise funds for the incredible cause after her own family’s experience in the Intensive Care Ward. Each year the Intensive Care Foundation, including the Knapp family, has entered a team into the run.
“The Amanda Young Foundation has been involved in the Perth Kilt Run for the last four years and once again the proceeds will go a long way to preventing deaths from meningococcal disease through education, research and support.
This year was the first year that headspace Armadale had been involved in the Perth Kilt Run.
“I am happy that that the funds will be dedicated directly into the Armadale community.
“National research shows that 75 percent of mental health issues emerge before the age of 25. headspace provides early intervention mental health services to 12 to 25 year olds which is so important.
This year’s Armadale Highland Gathering and Perth Kilt Run saw record numbers of 20,000 attend and almost 600 participants in the Run.
The City of Armadale will present the event again in September 2018, providing an excellent family day out for residents and visitors and raising much needed funds for charity.