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Variety continues Archie’s legacy

Three years after losing their seven-year-old son Archie in a boating accident, Damien and Hayley Green will continue to honour their son’s legacy by partnering with Variety, the Children’s Charity, to deliver the ‘Archie’s 100’ fund.

The Green family established Archie’s 100 in 2021 to raises funds for the Neonatal and Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Hobart Hospital, which supported Archie and his family following the accident.

Archie’s 100 started as a small fundraising initiative but has now raised nearly $200,000, far exceeding the Green family’s expectations.

The family wanted to continue honouring and celebrating Archie’s legacy without the pressures that come with running a charity organisation, so have now teamed up with Variety.

“Sharing similar objectives, Variety Tasmania felt like the perfect charity to represent Archie’s 100 moving forward,” Mr Green said.

“Variety’s resources will be instrumental for enhancing what Archie’s 100 can do for the community and how we as a family can continue to honour Archie’s legacy.”

Variety Tasmania CEO Mohammad Aldergham said Variety Tasmania was committed to stepping in when no one else can, to support children anywhere in Tasmania.

“Our charter under this partnership is to make a positive and tangible difference to families and health professionals at NICU setting at the RHH hospital as a priority, and hopefully to expand Archie’s legacy into other hospitals around the state,” he said.

“We will do that through working with hospital staff and utilising their knowledge and experiences to ensure our projects add significant value within the hospital setting for both families and staff.”

To celebrate Archie’s 100 coming under the Variety Tasmania banner, Variety and the Green family will be giving away Lego to kids at the RHH.

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