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Helping Patients Have Fun And Relax

You may remember David Tomlinson’s recent 100,000 Steps Challenge which raised over $2500 to purchase recreational equipment for patients at the WA State Rehabilitation Service at Fiona Stanley Hospital.

David, the Volunteer Co-ordinator at FSH, put his best foot forward and completed his challenge during some very unusual and unfavourable Perth weather.

He kindly wrote an article which tracked his progress and gave a personal insight into his adventure which you can read here.

The monies raised have been used to purchase a full size professional pool table that now has pride of place at the State Rehabilitation Service. The pool table can be used by patients and their families and will provide an important point of socialisation and a welcome distraction from the long hours spent in rehabilitation.

PBF’s Peer Support Co-ordinator, Richard Higgins, recently accepted the pool table from David on behalf of the patients.

Richard said, “We are very appreciative of David’s fundraising efforts. The pool table purchased following his 100,000 Steps Challenge is already being well used by patients and their families and is helping them relax, socialise and have some fun as they adapt to their new life following injury”.

PBF’s Richard Higgins accepting the pool table on behalf of the patients from David Tomlinson (L)

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