Bernie gets in the swim for sick kids

10 February 2021

Bernie in the poolBernie Egan has been a Remote Pool Manager for Royal Life Saving WA for well over a decade and currently manages the Bidyadanga Pool. Her heart for the children and families in her community is evident in her dedication to the role and the way she’s always willing to step in and help out wherever needed.

This month Bernie is stepping out to help even more children, taking part in the Starlight Children's Foundation’s Super Swim Challenge. Bernie has pledged to swim 25km in 30 days to make a splash for sick kids in hospital.

Starlight Children's Foundation works in partnership with health professionals to bring the fun, joy and laughter that helps sick kids be kids in the face of the pain, fear and stress that comes with suffering a serious illness.Children counting coins at the Bidyadanga Pool

Bernie says her reason for taking part in the challenge is simple. “Life as we know it has been turned upside down. Yet still, every minute of every day, a child is admitted to hospital in Australia. Now more than ever, hospitalised kids need fun and positive distraction to help them cope with the isolation and fear they are facing. That’s why I’ve decided to help the Starlight Children’s Foundation and set myself a goal to raise at least $500 by 24th February.”

Recently the local community helped Bernie with her fundraising, through spare change donations at the pool's kiosk, with 5 and 10 cent donations from kiosk sales. The total raised added up to $53.50.

You can support Bernie and he her reach her goal by making a donation at the link below.

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