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Camping Out Under the Stars for Child Cancer Research

The Friends of Finlay Camp Out was held last Saturday 25 November. A fantastic experience for the whole family, this fun-filled event saw 150 people camp out under the stars for a good cause.

The guest of honour, our little fair-haired hero, Finlay Higgs, was absolutely beaming with excitement to camp out with his family, friends and the community that registered to support him.

The Camp Out kicked off at 3pm with the campers setting up their tents. Footy drills and cricket playing with the Perth Demons kicked off around 4pm and children learned how to play footy from the finest. Kids had a blast with face painting, bubble-blowing, sack races, obstacle courses and a hugely popular bouncy castle which kept the children thoroughly entertained for hours.

A barbecue dinner was served and everyone kicked back to listen to musicians Sally Jane and Double Shots who performed beautiful music to listen and sing-a-long to. Campers appreciated the fun and chilled atmosphere that the musicians created and everyone relaxed into the evening spent coming together to support an important cause. The main lights out at 10pm but you could still hear the excited nattering of some as they fell asleep.

On Sunday morning, families awoke to continue the camping experience, kids played on the bounce castle and giant snakes and ladders game whilst their parents sat back with a coffee before starting to pack up their tents to head home. Everyone was chirpy despite an early start to the day and enjoyed the chance the turn off the technology and camp together as a family.

It was a fantastic Camp Out and Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.) want to thank the Higgs Family, everyone who camped out and/or bought sleeping bags, all of the amazing volunteers and event organisers who worked so hard to make the Camp Out a success.

We especially would like to thank the amazing sponsors: Lotterywest, Absolute Edge Media, West Coast Eagles, Perth Demons Football Club, Edith Cowan University and EverSharp Financial Services for their wonderful support of the Camp Out.