Helping Little Hands

Butler resident Rishelle Hume is taking part in a jail and bail event to raise money to help families with premature babies.

RISHELLE Hume of Butler knows what it is like to care for premature babies.

Her twins – Indianna and Jackson, who are now seven-years-old – spent the first three months of their lives in the neonatal intensive care unit at King Edward Memorial Hospital.

Ms Hume said every year 15 million babies are born premature and in Western Australia 3000 of those babies will spend time in the King Edward Memorial Hospital neonatal intensive care unit.

On November 22 Ms Hume will be participating in a jail and bail event to support Helping Little Hands, which provides practical support for many families across WA who have to juggle siblings, work and distance to see their babies.

“I will be raising much needed funds so they can continue with the support and care for these families in need,’’ she said.

“Please help me make a difference in the lives of the smallest members of these families.’’

West Coast Eagles player Jack Darling, former Perth Lynx and West Coast Waves basketballer Melissa Marsh, Chris Harold from Perth Glory, nurse Kylie McDonald from Princess Margaret Hospital and the WA New Born Emergency Transport Service, Asia Applied Science Association managing director Murray Burling and West Coast Eagles forwards coach Jaymie Graham will be participating in the event.

Organisers said the participants would be put behind bars and not released until they earnt enough bail for their release.

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