Bricks4Kids - Cats stars help launch brick campaign

Bricks4Kids - Cats stars help launch brick campaign
VPRS patient Lesley and Bricks4Kids ambassador Scott Selwood (photo - courtesy of Geelong Advertiser)

As a professional footballer with the Geelong Cats, Scott Selwood is no stranger to injury and rehabilitation. 

However, the physical challenges Scott has faced over the years pale in comparison to the challenges hundreds of children in our region face every day overcoming their own injuries and illness.

Children in Geelong are treated with traumatic brain and spinal injuries, brain tumours, neurological illnesses and treatment for conditions like cerebral palsy, but a brand new rehabilitation centre for children is urgently needed for the region.

To help launch the Barwon Health Foundation’s Bricks4Kids campaign, project ambassador Scott Selwood and his teammates will help some of the smallest Barwon Health patients at the TAC Sunrise Centre at GMHBA Stadium, as they take part in a special rehabilitation session at the temporary location for some therapy sessions.

Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service co-ordinator Dr Therese Clarke believes the football players attending the session will make the session far more fun for the children.

“Many of these kids are required to come to their rehabilitation appointments quite regularly and often need to undertake activities that aren’t very enjoyable,” she said.

“Today’s session will make a big difference to help motivate the kids.”

The Barwon Health Foundation Kids Appeal aims to raise $3.6 million for a brand new children and youth rehabilitation centre in Geelong.

Purchase a brick today as part of the Bricks4Kids campaign and help raise funds to build the brand new rehabilitation centre in Geelong.

By paying for a brick, you and your family or business can help the Barwon Health Foundation reach the goal of raising $3.6 million for a centre that will allow children to receive the care they deserve after suffering a traumatic brain injury, spinal injury, stroke or require treatment after cancer or for cerebral palsy.

All individuals, families, businesses or groups purchasing a named brick will also appear in the Geelong Advertiser.

To make a donation or to buy a brick, visit www.bricks4kids.org.au or contact the Barwon Health foundation on 4215 8900.