The Australian Tennis Basis teamed with the Kids’s Most cancers Basis and Little Dreamers to host a household day trip at Melbourne Park.
Melbourne, Australia, 29 September 2022 | tennis.com.au
The Australian Tennis Basis (ATF), the official charity of Tennis Australia, has teamed up with like-minded charities to encourage brighter futures for kids and younger individuals going through adversity by means of the ability of tennis.
The ATF hosted a household day trip final week at Tennis HQ in Melbourne Park with the Kids’s Most cancers Basis and Little Dreamers – a charity devoted to supporting younger individuals who present unpaid look after a member of the family affected by incapacity, persistent or psychological sickness, habit, or frail age.
Thirty-three youngsters and their households had been joined by Australian tennis legend John Fitzgerald for 2 days of tennis actions on the Nationwide Tennis Centre and a behind-the-scenes tour of the Melbourne Park precinct, dwelling of the Australian Open.
The occasion marked the beginning of the ATF’s ‘Brighter Days’ initiative, which goals to offer reduction from difficult life circumstances for younger individuals and their households by means of partaking social and tennis actions at flagship tennis amenities throughout the nation.
“Harnessing the ability of tennis to develop a way of belonging and group for kids and younger individuals going through social drawback has at all times been the purpose of the ATF and its applications,” mentioned Vicki Reid, ATF Govt Director.
“We’re privileged to have the ability to present these alternatives to the kids and households who want it most.”
Younger most cancers sufferers have loved an unique hit out at Melbourne Park, together with a VIP tour of the areas reserved for large title tennis stars.
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September additionally marks Childhood Most cancers Consciousness Month, devoted to supporting the kids, households and scientific researchers who’re preventing childhood most cancers each single day.
“Though individuals perceive how devastating the impression of childhood most cancers is on households and communities, many don’t know the figures. Most cancers kills extra youngsters than every other illness in Australia, with three youngsters succumbing to the illness every week,” mentioned Jeremy Smith, Kids’s Most cancers Basis Chairman.
“It’s unbelievable that the Australian Tennis Basis is offering households with a chance to change off from the nightmare that’s youngsters’s most cancers for a day by means of the ability of tennis.”
Eleven-year-old Darcy was simply one of many youngsters who loved the day’s actions.
“Darcy has been receiving remedy for Anaplastic massive cell lymphoma since June, so to have the chance to return to Melbourne Park and play tennis is such a welcome distraction,” mentioned mum Karly. “We made some glad reminiscences in an in any other case tough time.
“Her chemotherapy rounds are terrible, and we spend a lot time in hospital, so any alternative to stability that out is one thing we’re very grateful for.”
The ATF has a legacy of delivering tennis-based applications for kids and younger individuals going through adversity, notably by means of the nationwide Rally As One initiative designed to assist communities devastated by the 2020 bushfires, and the Children Tennis and Alternative Knocks initiatives.
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