6 August 2019 Featured News

Firefighters take on Bridge to Brisbane to help sick kids

On Sunday 25 August a dedicated team of Queensland Fire and Emergency Service workers will each strap on 21kgs of firefighting gear as they take on a 5km fun run as part of Bridge to Brisbane to raise vital funds for the Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Senior Firefighter and team captain, Catherine Duchock, said the fifteen-strong team had been fundraising for the Children’s Hospital Foundation through Bridge to Brisbane for close to a decade.
“We volunteer for the Children’s Hospital Foundation regularly and see the wonderful things the Foundation does for sick kids,” Ms Duchock said.

The team of determined firefighters will run for kids like Aston (pictured) who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when he was 12 months old. Aston’s mum Morgan said she was grateful for everything the Children’s Hospital Foundation had done for her family during their hospital journey. “Aston comes to the Queensland Children’s Hospital every three to six months for check-ups and every three to four months for Botox injections in his legs to help maintain muscle tone,” Morgan said.

“Aston loved his stay in hospital – he loved having books read to him by the book bunker volunteers and meeting the pet therapy dogs.”

Children’s Hospital Foundation CEO, Rosie Simpson thanks QFES for their ongoing support to the Children’s Hospital Foundation and is encouraging others to sign up to work wonders for sick kids. “By joining The Wonder Team at the 2019 The Sunday Mail Bridge to Brisbane, you can help us to work wonders for sick kids like Aston.”

Register yourself or a team for Bridge to Brisbane and join the fundraising efforts for The Wonder Team here or donate to support the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services fundraiser.