Jets provide boost to sick kids

The Jets held a number of activities at last Friday’s match involving major charity partner John Hunter Children’s Hospital.

The Newcastle Jets held a number of activities at last Friday-s match between the Jets and Western Sydney Wanderers involving the Club-s major charity partner John Hunter Children-s Hospital (JHCH).

JHCH-s Dr Paul Craven was on the sideline to discuss the importance of the relationship between the Newcastle Jets and JHCH.

The players we escorted out onto the field by 22 very special children who are patients at JHCH, while the Jets provided over 70 tickets to friends and family members of these children.

One Jets Mascot, eight-year-old Daniel Mayer, was given the opportunity to stand next to Jets captain Ruben Zadkovich and lead the team onto the pitch.

Daniel has Ataxia Telangiectasia (AT), which is a rare neurodegenerative condition with immune deficiency. Only around 35 people in Australia have the condition. Daniel has slow and progressive loss of coordination and balance and it is anticipated he will be wheelchair bound by 10 years of age.

JHCH Collection boxes were also placed around Hunter Stadium to raise much-needed funds for the John Hunter Children-s Hospital.

“The smiles on the kids faces before kick off was really special,” Jets forward Michael Bridges said.

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The Newcastle Jets also donated the use of a charity box for 12 people to local organisation Hunter Life Education.

Hunter Life Education is a not for profit, community based and community funded organisation. The Hunter Life Education organisation was established in 1985 and has now operated continuously in the region for over 23 years.