Eight-year-old Ava Crainie has used her creative flair to raise funds for children like herself in this year’s Telethon.
Ava was one of four children to create donation cards by drawing inspiration from their own experiences of having a medical condition.
She lives with Cystic Fibrosis, a rare disease that primarily affects the lungs. She relies on medication and rigorous physiotherapy to maintain her health.
For Ava, Cystic Fibrosis WA was important to feature in her Telethon donation card.
The charity offers support and education programs to WA families, and helps improve access to critical services for children living with cystic fibrosis.
The $2 and $5 donation cards will go directly to Telethon to make a difference to sick, vulnerable, and disadvantaged children in WA.
Last year’s event raised a record $62 million, helping Telethon support 97 beneficiaries and children’s charities.
It cemented Telethon’s position as the biggest charity fundraiser in the world per capita.
Coles WA general manager Pat Zanetti called on customers to support the “great cause”.
This year marks the first time the star-studded event will move to RAC Arena.
Festivities will flow onto Wellington Street, which will be closed between Elder and William Street.
West Aussies will be able to catch free public transport during Telethon 2022, as part of State Government support for the much-loved charity event for children on October 23.
Telethon donation cards are available at stores across WA until October 23, and Fat Cat dolls until stocks last.