Bowling to grant Dexter's wish

First published on 16th March, 2018 by

KidzWish wish recipient Dexter Heffernan will join Illawarra people this March 23 for the 9th Annual KidzWish Bowls Day fundraising event.

Wheelchair-bound Dexter, and event committee members gathered today at Wisemans Park Bowling Club to kick start event promotions for KidzWish’s annual Bowls Day fundraiser.

KidzWish marketing manager Karouna Micheal is encouraging people to register.

“We’re fundraising to purchase new equipment for Dexter to improve his independence. Dexter was born prematurely and suffered periventricular leukomalacia, a form of brain damage, and as a result has cerebral palsy and impaired vision,” Mr Micheal said.

“Dexter participates in our sports academy program and receives speech pathology support from KidzWish,” he said.

Raising funds for Dexter

A group of local legends will come together at the KidzWish Bowls Day to help raise funds for Kiama kid Dexter Heffernan. Dexter has had a tough start to life: he has cerebral palsy, brain damage and vision impairment and he also battled and overcame liver cancer. Dexter's mother Lenice shares more. Local kids matter, register now:

Posted by KidzWish Foundation on Thursday, 15 March 2018

“Additional funds raised will support the construction of the new KidzWish Place in Flinders benefiting Illawarra & South Coast children who are sick, disadvantaged or have a disability. KidzWish hope to finish construction and occupy the new KidzWish Place during October 2018.”

The day will kick off at 12:30pm with a BBQ sausage sizzle, which is included in the $90 a head entry fee. Register now.

Co-event organiser and KidzWish Ambassador Michael Lowe said the emphasis is on having fun and raising money for Illawarra & South Coast children who are sick, disadvantaged or have a disability and their families so they’ll never walk alone.

“It’s all about doing it for the kids. The bowls will get under way at 12:30pm and the fundraising function will kick off at 3pm,” said Mr Lowe. “Bowling teams will be a team of four, but people don't need to be in a team to take part - people by themselves, couples, whatever, everyone who turns up will get a game.

Bowlers are encouraged to wear orange to help raise awareness about KidzWish’s cause.

KidzWish extend their thanks to the many generous event sponsors including Illawarra Brewing Co, DRB Group, Wiseman Park Wollongong City Bowling Club and Score Online Memorabilia.