Navy Headquarters Tasmania gives five for kids

Published on LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author and photographer)

Location(s): Anglesea Barracks, TAS

Leading Seaman Kirri-Lee Brazendale (right) during an organised fundraising barbeque for 'Give Me 5 for Kids' at Anglesea Barracks on the 18th of July 2014 in Hobart, Tasmania.


 (photo: LSIS Jo Delorenzo)
Leading Seaman Kirri-Lee Brazendale (right) during an organised fundraising barbeque for 'Give Me 5 for Kids' at Anglesea Barracks on the 18th of July 2014 in Hobart, Tasmania.

The Navy team at Anglesea Barracks in Hobart recently dug deep for the Give Me 5 for Kids foundation.
 
Much like Navy, the Give Me 5 for Kids foundation is spread across Australia. They encourage the community to provide a helping hand and reach out to raise funds to support sick children.
 
The money raised provides help for sick children and their families in their time of need, with funds used in many ways to assist in diagnosis and treatment. The purchase of specialist medical equipment also means treatments can become more tolerable and young lives are saved.
 
Hobart local, Leading Seaman Kirri-lee "Braz" Brazendale, recently returned to full time work in the Navy after maternity leave. As a first time mum, she is very grateful for her healthy little girl and knows others are not so fortunate, which is why she's keen to support the cause.
 
“It’s a great foundation. Knowing the money raised goes directly to the kids in the local community is the reason I'm so keen to support it,” Leading Seaman Brazendale said.
 
Leading Seaman Brazendale rallied the local community and organised a fundraising barbeque at Anglesea Barracks on the 18th of July 2014. By giving a gold coin donation to the cause, Australian Defence Force members and Defence civilians were able to enjoy a BBQ banquette donated by Woolworths, another supporter of Give Me 5 for Kids.
 
As a mother of two and with a majority of her staff having children, Commanding Officer of Navy Headquarters Tasmania, Commander Stacey Porter, was also enthusiastic about getting on board with supporting the foundation.
 
"As a parent you'd give just about anything to ease the suffering of your child and protect your family. When you can't, it can make you feel so helpless. This has given our Navy and wider Defence family the opportunity to feel like we can help other families around us and show we care," Commander Porter said.
 
The men and women of Navy Headquarters Tasmania attended the Give Me 5 for Kids Open House on the 19th of July 2014 to present the foundation with $125 dollar and provide some Navy cheer.
 
If you would like to donate please visit http://www.giveme5forkids.com.au.