Giving Back To The Community: The Sunshine Beach Run

May 15, 2016 2:29 am | Make a Comment

Sunshine Beach Run

Delish Ice Provide Free Ice Pops To SIDS and Kids Fun Run Event

Those of you who follow Delish Ice on Facebook will know we run regular competitions to win a cart full of pops. The aim of these competitions is to help out a local charity or fundraising event every month, providing free pops to help raise money and make their event a success.

As a local small business being able to give back to the community who have helped Delish Ice flourish is important to us.

One of our lucky winners over the summer months was local charity SIDS and Kids who were looking for some ice pops for their annual Sunshine Beach Run. We were only too happy to help out such a deserving local charity.

About SIDS and Kids

SIDS and Kids has been around since 1990, when the charities ‘Safe Sleeping Campaign’ was launched. The charity is dedicated to saving the lives of babies and children during pregnancy, birth, infancy, childhood and supporting bereaved families.

Since it’s launch SIDS and Kids has reduced the incidence of SIDS and fatal sleeping accidents by 80%, saving over 8,500 babies lives.

Each year many Western Australian families experience the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or child. With only 15% of funding received from the Government, fundraising is the only way SIDS and Kids can continue to support WA families.

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The Sunshine Beach Run

The Sunshine Beach Run was founded by West Coast Eagles physiotherapist Chris Perkin, in partnership with SIDS and Kids, following the tragic loss of Chris’ wife and child during the late stages of her pregnancy.

In excess of 6,400 people have participated in this annual event and in its four year history it has raised in excess of $725,000. This year was no exception.

The event was held on Sunday 21st February down at City Beach and was attended by over 1,200 people, raising a spectacular $155,000 for this extremely important charity – smashing last year’s total of $120,000.

The event was hosted by ambassadors from the West Coast Eagles, captain Matt Priddis and team mate Mark LeCras, as well as Perth Wildcats Matty Knight.

The event saw families, teams, men, women and children sign up to take on the 1-kilometre, 3-kilometre or 5-kilometre walk or run.

For those who couldn’t participate but still wanted to be involved on the day, there was a range of family entertainment, food and beverage suppliers, prize giveaways and competitions on-site to create a carnival atmosphere.

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Free Ice Pops

Delish Ice were extremely honoured to supply 200 free ice pops for the event, which were handed out to deserving participants. There is no better way to cool down after a long beach run on a hot summer’s day than one of our tasty treats.

We are proud to have played our part in helping prevent the unnecessary death of 350 Western Australian infants each year.

Want To Participate Next Year?

If you would like to participate in next year’s event then keep any eye out on The Sunshine Beach Run’s Facebook page for updates, or visit The SIDS and Kids website for further information.


 

Need Some Ice Pops For Your Next Charity Fundraiser?

Delish Ice are happy to help! Please get in touch and tell us about your next charity event. We will either donate a cart full of pops for free, or provide ice pops at cost price so you can sell them on and make a profit.

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