In 2012 at the Kindy parents information night I sat next to this beautiful woman, and once we both started talking we couldn’t stop. Unfortunately our children were in different classrooms, and then her children went to a different school. I was disappointed - yet it’s funny how things are meant to be and within a few months of my daughters prep year this friend had moved to our school and her daughter in the same class. Now 5 years later I am taking part in their Noosa Triathlon Team!

Completing my first triathlon is about overcoming a lot of personal challenges, and after competing my first 2km ocean swim on Sunday, I am well on my way to doing just that. It’s a lot of blood (literally as I clip my cycling shoes on the first time), sweat and tears to prepare for. I never thought I could complete a triathlon but knowing it is for a good cause makes all the difference and gives me the motivation I need.

Child’s Play QLD

In 2012 time Eliza Vassallo started Child’s Play Qld, a not-for-profit charity to professional psychological services to children and young people 3-18. Eliza has worked tirelessly to build this business from herself as the practitioner to a team of 9 people, helping more than 90 children per week. From personal experience are the absolute best in children’s psychology in Brisbane.

Not only has Eliza and her husband managed this business, Eliza has been dedicated to raising awareness and much needed funds for Child’s Play QLD to ensure all children have access to psychology treatments.

What sets Child’s Play apart from other psychology practices, is that they provide an avenue for families to apply for financial assistance, to assist them in receiving therapy. The more community support that they receive, will enhance the number of families that they are able to provide financial support to.

Noosa Triathlon

So far the team have raised over $53,000 dollars to Child’s Play QLD which will go a long way to helping children have access to psychology services. The more money we can raise the more children Child’s Play QLD can help.

All funds raised will go directly to funding psychological sessions for families who are not able to afford counselling for their children

Funds will also be used to offer FREE or Low cost parenting workshops in the community

Merakai Therapies are donating $2 from every massage to help this incredible cause

Can you help our children?

If you can help in any way to support us more, please donate directly under me: