Sydney Airport has continued its support for the Kookaburra Kids Foundation in 2014 by donating $20,000 towards the September respite camp to be held at Teen Ranch Cobbitty.
Sydney Airport General Manager Corporate Affairs, Jane Rotsey, Federal Member for Cook, Scott Morrison MP, and Member for Heathcote, Lee Evans MP, attended a Kookaburra activity day where Kookaburra Kids CEO Pam was presented with the cheque from Sydney Airport.
“Sydney Airport is proud to be here today to support the Kookaburra Kids Foundation for the second year in a row,” Ms Rotsey said.
“Kookaburra Kids Foundation provides much-needed support to the children and families in our local community and Sydney Airport is happy to present this cheque to this worthwhile cause.”
The presentation was held at the Kookaburra Kids Foundation April school holiday activity day for kids from the greater Sydney region. On Wednesday April 16, 50 local kids and 26 volunteers enjoyed a surf day at Cronulla Beach learning vital life skills and beach awareness training provided by Cronulla Surf academy, Surfing Australia and the Sutherland Shire Lifeguards.
The kids were kept busy enjoying beach soccer activities and sand castle competitions thanks to the volunteers from Rotary Cronulla, Tradies Gymea and St George Foundation.
Ms Brown said there are currently over 800 kids registered with the program which is now at capacity. This means additional funding such as that provided by Sydney Airport is essential to support the demand for more camps.
“We are extremely grateful to have Sydney Airport fund another camp. We were thrilled with their support and attendance at the November camp in 2013. To have the same support in 2014 and the opportunity to meet more of our kids during our school holiday program is just wonderful.” Ms Brown said.
This funding from Sydney Airport will fund the September camp in 2014, with 8 camps planned for 2015 there is still plenty more corporate support needed. Kookaburra Kids are extremely grateful to Sydney Airport and we look forward to showing them the photos from the camp after September.