Senior Australian Region Champions, the East Coast Dolphins have made a generous donation of their $2000 prize money to the Sydney Children’s Hospital Respiratory Department.
The East Coast Dolphins were crowned Region Champions following the wide success of their teams at the 2022 Senior Nationals tournament in November.
Consisting of Sutherland Shire (Cronulla), South East Sydney (Souths), Engadine Heathcote, Northern Sydney and Northern Beaches senior associations, the Dolphins region were awarded with $2000 prize money.
Passionate about giving back to their community, the Dolphins committee made the generous decision to donate all proceeds to the Sydney Children’s Hospital Respiratory Department.
On behalf of the East Coast Dolphins committee, Jodi Lehmann, from Sutherland Shire Senior Oztag, commented on the reason behind their choice of charity.
“We chose the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation as it’s one that’s close to our heart… we are delighted to have been given the opportunity to give back to a charity that has directly helped players within our Dolphins community,” Jodi said.
“We appreciate everything this charity does to help and support young children,” she said.
The Respiratory Department at the Sydney Children’s Hospital (SCH), Randwick provides care to children with a wide range of respiratory conditions.
The department work tirelessly to support these children and their families, while striving to find cures for rare lung diseases so that young people can live their best lives.
The donation from the East Coast Dolphins will be used to support the department’s ongoing work, helping to fund vital equipment, provide programs, enhance staffing and support new research initiatives.
“Many of the conditions that the respiratory team at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick treat are invisible, yet have a huge impact on the lives of our patients and their families – attending school or day care, going on school camp or participating in sport,” a representative from SCHF said.
“From all of us here at SCHF we would like to thank the incredible generosity of the East Coast Dolphins Oztag team for their donation to the respiratory unit at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick… Thank you for going all in for kids’ health,” they said.
The East Coast Dolphins generosity will have a real and lasting impact on the lives of sick children and their families, and will help to support the ongoing work of the SCH Respiratory Department.
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