The Humpty Dumpty Foundation’s Humpty Dumpty Balmoral Burn has made a significant difference to hospitals and health services right across Australia including Moruya District Hospital.
The event, now in its 18th year, raised a record-breaking $2.7 million which will help Humpty donate much-needed medical equipment to many of the 383 hospitals supported by the charity.
The Panda Neonatal Resuscitaire Unit for Moruya District Hospital’s Maternity Unit is one of the many pieces that will be donated to Australian hospitals and health services as a result of this event.
The Panda Neonatal Resuscitaire Unit is vital for providing infants with a purpose built examination bed. It includes a warmer and special monitoring devices, and can be stocked with other equipment to provide oxygen, needed for resuscitation, in treating critically ill babies. This life-saving equipment will be used daily.
The Humpty Dumpty Balmoral Burn fundraising weekend in Sydney at the end of May kicked off with a VIP Corporate Dinner on the Friday night followed up on Sunday with the charity’s Balmoral Burn fun-run created by Wallaby legend, Phil Kearns AM.
Consisting of 22 x 420metre uphill challenges, the Humpty Dumpty Balmoral Burn has a race category to suit every member of the family, including the family pet and features the infamous ‘Hill of Hurt’ obstacle event.
Held on the last Sunday of May each year, over its 18 years, the Humpty Dumpty Balmoral Burn has raised over $32 million.
“Yet again the community has rallied together to support our annual fun-run event that is now in its 18th year. The record-breaking results again show just how much this event has grown since Phil Kearns first came up with the idea in 2000 and we are delighted to see it continue to grow each year.
"Thanks to the generosity of corporate organisations and individuals, we have raised $2.7 million, another record-breaking result and we thank the community for their kindness,” said Founder and Executive Chairman of Humpty Dumpty Foundation, Paul Francis OAM.