What is the Big Walk?

After 12 great years of the Big Walk, we’re excited to be bringing you a new, re-imagined event this November. We’d like to say a huge thank you to our previous partners, John Hughes and Rotary, for all their support over that time.

For this year’s event we’re adding more excitement and nine new family-friendly activity stations. We also have two routes to choose from – either 6km or 15km. And as always, there’ll be the Stitches Bear Fair where the kids can enjoy rides, face painting, a petting zoo and much more.

About the Princess Margaret Hospital

Princess Margaret Hospital is a well-known and respected part of the Perth community, and has been helping kids in WA for over 100 years. The Big Walk is an initiative of the main fundraising body for the hospital – formerly known as the PMH Foundation, with the new Perth Children’s Hospital about to open, we’ve changed our name to the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation.

We’ll continue to proudly support families and children right across WA both through the hospital and by promoting healthy lifestyle messages to parents and their children. You can find out more about our work and the PCHF by visiting our site.

Real stories about our work

Olivia

At the age of eight, Olivia was diagnosed with a large brain tumour. She spent time in Intensive Care and rehabilitation, learning how to swallow, speak and move once again. Much like other children with acquired brain injuries, Olivia often feels frustrated with her slow recovery, but there is light on the horizon.

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Tayla and Brandon

Tayla and Brandon both have Cerebral Palsy and have spent their childhood in and out of PMH. Tayla’s condition is more severe – she’s undergone surgery and intensive rehabilitation to improve her strength, speech and movement. Brandon can walk, but needs physiotherapy to improve the muscle tone and control in his legs.

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