Children in care to attend the Perth Royal Show

Department for Child Protection and Family Support

This year a number of Western Australian children in care will enjoy a day at the Perth Royal Show thanks to the Department of Agriculture and Food.

Mr Scott Heffernan, Director Corporate Communications and Promotion, said ‘as a show exhibitor, the Department is given tickets as part of its sponsorship agreement’.

It is the second year that the Department has given Perth Royal Show tickets to the Department for Child Protection and Family Support (CPFS) for children in care.

‘The Department is very pleased to be able to continue to support the State’s most vulnerable children’, Mr Heffernan said.

Mr Andrew Geddes, General Manager Child and Carer Connection Hub, CPFS, said ‘160 children in care have benefited from the Department’s generosity’.

‘It has brought huge smiles to their faces, as many of them have not had the opportunity to attend the Perth Royal Show, one of Perth’s most diverse and fun-filled events’, Mr Geddes said.

The Royal Agricultural Society (RAS) of WA has coordinated the Perth Royal Show continuously since 1934, except during World Wars I and II when the Claremont Showground was used as an accommodation and training base for military personnel. The Perth Royal Show is Western Australia’s longest standing community event. The RAS is passionate about educating people of all ages about agriculture and believes that it is important that Western Australian families understand the significance of agriculture to our economy and appreciate the innovation, efficiency and technology that supports it.

For further information about the Department for Child Protection and Family Support visit www.cpfs.wa.gov.au.