5,000 children present to hospital emergency each day, many with injuries resulting from an incident

The KIDS Foundation

5,000 children present to hospital emergency each day, many with injuries resulting from an incident in their own home.

The KIDS Foundation launch their first public campaign in August to ask Australians to put their hands up’ and buy a pair of gloves to enable them to continue their great work of more than 27 years.

Dr. Susie O’Neill Founder of the KIDS Foundation said, “Approximately one third of the children who come to the KIDS Foundation have been injured by a parent and often under the most horrific circumstances”.

Dr. O’Neill added, “Our team help trauma survivors who have experienced horrific injuries caused by burns, dog attacks, crime, neglect and abuse. Through our prevention and recovery programs, and camps we also educate and empower children and their families every day.

The ‘Put Your Hand Up’ campaign is supported by a host of Australian media and sporting identities, including Dr Richard ‘Harry’ Harris OAM – who led the miraculous 2018 Thai cave rescue of school children.

The financial support KIDS relies on to run their programs has dropped more than 85 per cent in the last eighteen months; so, this campaign, is asking all Australians to help The Foundation through the ‘Put Your Hand Up’ campaign to continue their great work.

By purchasing a pair of ‘Put Your Hand Up’ gloves, everyone can get behind KIDS Foundation mission to raise child safety awareness to keep every child in Australia safe, free from injury and harm.

The ‘Put Your Hand Up’ campaign runs for the month of August.

Ambassadors & Supporters:

Dr Richard ‘Harry’ Harris OAM

Hamish McLachlan

Jason McCartney OAM

Annie Louey

Denise Drysdale

Chris Scott

Emma Freedman

Craig Alexander

Steve Moneghetti AM

Susan “Susie” O’Neill AM

Anthony Koutoufides

Darren Rutherford OAM

Rosanna Faraci

Nick Green OAM

/Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length.