PURPLE HOUSE: Providing dialysis in the most remote parts of Australia
Aboriginal Art is intrinsically linked to Aboriginal Communities, and there are are major health challenges in those communities. On our visits to Australia we became aware of the important work of Purple House and decided in our small way to help. We aim to raise money to donate to their programs to help their vital projects continue and grow.
'Remote Indigenous people in Central Australia are 15 to 30 times more likely to suffer from kidney disease caused by a wide variety of factors. Families must move off their country and go to Alice Springs for dialysis treatment. This means that communities are left without elder leadership, families are broken up and culture is weakened. Patients suffer from isolation and depression, restricted by a dialysis machine for their foreseeable future. Purple House's aim is to improve the lives of people who have kidney disease by providing dialysis services and health education out in remote communities so that families and culture can remain strong.'
Dialysis in Alice Springs, Kintore, Yuendumu, Ntaria (Hermannsburg), Lajamanu, Warburton, Kiwirrkurra, Yirrkala, Ltyentye Apurte (Santa Teresa) and Wanarn.
Mobile dialysis service via The Purple Truck.
Safe travel to communities for funerals and community events.
Social support, advocacy and wellbeing activities for dialysis patients dislocated from their community.
Health promotion and education, primary health care and allied health services.
This year we are holding our first Art Raffle, with the chance to win a painting by sought-after artist Morris Gibson Tjapaltjarri
Simply buy as many tickets as you would like and the first name out of the hat will win a choice of painting worth over £1000
ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO PURPLE HOUSE
A CHANCE TO WIN A PAINTING BY
MORRIS GIBSON TJAPALTJARRI