Pre-loved Sports Gear Needed for Fair Game
Boys have been asked to donate their pre-loved sports equipment to help disadvantaged communities in West Australia by Fair Game – a not-for-profit organisation founded by Christ Church old boy Dr John van Bockxmeer (Class of 2002).
John, a junior doctor currently working in the Emergency Department at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, returned to Christ Church recently to talk at a Senior School assembly about his travels, work and project. Fair Game’s goal is to bring sports equipment and education to underserviced communities in WA to get the physical, mental and community benefits associated with regular physical activity.
John told the audience that Fair Game was a combination his three passions – sport, health and fitness – having also worked as a fitness instructor in Perth and abroad. “Every year, two million deaths worldwide are caused by physical inactivity,” he said. “We believe all West Australians should be able to experience the fun, health benefits and camaraderie of sport and fitness.”
Since leaving school, John has lived and volunteered in Tajikistan, Zambia, Honduras, India and the UK. More recently, he worked at the Port Hedland Regional Hospital, which further piqued his interest in community development.
The School is collecting pre-loved sports equipment on behalf of Fair Game. Go to www.fairgamewa.org for a list of what to donate. Equipment should be in good condition and/or working order. Collection bins are located in the Refectory.