Thursday 13 December 2012 11:43 AM
Eight Panthers players will visit The Children’s Hospital at Westmead today, Thursday December 13 at 3pm, helping local charities the Wishing Hearts Foundation & Mates on a Mission, put a smile on the faces of sick children this Christmas.
Nathan Smith, Blake Austin, Cameron Ciraldo, Adam Docker, Sam Anderson, Mosese Pangai, Ethan Cook and Jake Grace will hand out 300 teddy bears on behalf of Wishing Hearts and Mates on a Mission, as part of their Adopt A Bear program. This program helps raise much-needed money and awareness for children with Congenital Heart Disease.
The bears were sold at the Wishing Hearts and Mates on a Mission annual gala night, hosted by Panthers Executive General Manager of Rugby League, Phil Gould. $90,000 was raised at the gala from fundraising efforts, including the sale of the bears. This was used to purchase two Radio Frequency Puncture systems, including one for the Heart Centre at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.