Unique Springfree fundraiser supports kids in hospital
Christmas is “the most wonderful time of the year” but, statistically for children, it is also one of the most dangerous times of the year. And backyards are to blame.
Children’s Hospital Foundations Australia national director Fiona Sutton said 1.6 million children were treated annually across CHFA’s five national children’s hospitals. “That’s more than 300 children admitted to our hospitals daily,” hospital representative said.
However, during the upcoming Christmas period, there’s a marked spike in injuries among children at home ( 74.3% compared to the standard rate of 56%)*.
Springfree Trampoline, manufacturers of ‘the world’s safest trampoline’ and the only trampoline brand independent watchdog organisation Choice will recommend, treat safety as the cornerstone of their business and work hard to make backyards as safe as possible, which is why they are committed to raising funds for CHFA at this most critical time of the year.
“Research shows that Springfree’s design has kept thousands of children out of hospital, reducing product-related injuries by 90%,” Springfree Trampoline inventor Dr Keith Alexander said. “In fact, for every 15 Springfree Trampolines we are responsible for putting into the marketplace, we keep one child out of hospital. Safety is paramount for us.”
In a unique fundraising initiative, Springfree Trampoline is auctioning Christmas Eve trampoline installations across the country – the most sought-after day of the whole year for trampoline installations. For those families lucky enough to be receiving a Springfree Trampoline from Santa this year, these last-minute professional installations take the pressure off tricky logistics that see many parents spending the night before Christmas tiptoeing around the backyard by torchlight with an instruction book and tools in hand. Wouldn’t that time be better spent with your family, feet up on the lounge, enjoying the Christmas Eve buzz?
CHFA depends on fundraisers like this one to support paediatric medical care including groundbreaking research, state-of-the-art equipment and technology as well as providing essential patient and parent support services that would otherwise not exist.
CHFA hospitals care for over 80 per cent of all sick and injured children in Australia and the support of our corporate partners, including Springfree Trampoline, is vital".
* Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Emergency Department