TLC for Kids is a charity dedicated to improving the emotional wellbeing of sick kids and their families, no matter the child’s health condition. Established by Tim Conolan, Australia’s Local Hero recipient for the Australian of the Year 2014 awards, TLC for Kids provides sick kids with personalised, practical and emotional support through two programs: The TLC Distraction™ Boxes and RAPID TLC Program. The RAPID TLC service provides immediate distraction to kids, responding to all requests immediately, and fulfilling them within 24-48 hours of a healthcare professional’s referral. The TLC Distraction™ Boxes are used in hospitals and healthcare facilities Australia-wide, helping children during frightening and painful medical examinations and procedures.
Currently, there are 1.8 million visits to hospital made by children under the age of 15 every year. TLC for Kids reaches approximately 38% of these kids. Our aim is to be there for 100% of the kids who need us. By participating this Tracky Dack Day, you will be supporting helping to make a difference in the lives of distressed kids in hospital across Australia. The funds raised will support us in:
- Expanding our RAPID TLC Program to an additional seven major Children’s Hospital around Australia
- Expanding our TLC Distraction™ Box Program to additional regional areas, medical and dental surgeries
Help out by taking part in our annual Tracky Dack Day and be a part of a charity that is reaching and helping more sick children than any other children’s charity in Australia.
For further information about TLC for Kids, simply visit www.tlcforkids.org.au