Charity Lunch 2016

The team here at Parkerville Children and Youth Care would like to extend a HUGE thank you to all our attendees, supporters and Volunteers who joined us at Crown Perth last Friday for our 2016 Charity Lunch.

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Children Seen – But are they really heard?

The Valuing Children Initiative Benchmark Survey: 2016 (the Survey) has found that 80% of Australians are concerned about the health and happiness of future generations of Australian children. ‘Childhood obesity and mental health were highlighted as being particular issues of concern,’ Linda Savage, the Convenor of the Valuing Children Initiative said. ‘In Australia today approximately one in four children are overweight, or obese, and as a result for the first time children in affluent countries like Australia, are predicted to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents, because of the chronic diseases that result.’ ‘In 2013-2014 almost one in seven, [...]

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