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Current Projects

In researching key areas in Play therapy and Mindful Meditation, we aim to create programs so the needs and mental wellbeing of sick children and their families are provided for by the assistance of volunteer Occupational Therapists and Mindful Meditation Coaches.


As with all programs, funding is vital for the longevity of the program. Applications for community grants and also sourcing sponsorship from associations in the specialized field of Occupational Therapy, suppliers of therapy aids for children and associations in the Mindful Mediation community will be part of our ongoing projects.


Volunteers are vital for the success of our programs. A dedicated team is required to work together in accordance with a work plan. Occupational Therapist and Meditation Coaches will be highly desired, but anyone with a passion to see these programs reach the community is encouraged to join the team.

About Kids Are Inspirational

We aim to provide children and their families with direct health, financial and practical support when needed as well as develop Volunteer and Mentor programs by creating a link between existing Health Services, students specialising in Paediatric Health and Occupational Therapy and Volunteers.

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Meet Our Team

Jacqui Gilchrist

Jacqui Gilchrist


Jacqui is a mum of four who is very passionate about helping the community. She is a small business owner who has experienced many ups and downs of running a business.

Kids Are Inspirational Project Inc. was created because the Perth Community cares an awful lot about sick children and by working together we can help bring some sunshine to sick children and their families when their days don’t feel so bright.

Jacqui is honoured to be a part of Kids Are Inspirational Project Inc. and can’t wait to see the impact it will have for Perth’s terminally ill children and their families.

Direshni Bennett

Direshni Bennett

Project Manager

Direshni is a Perth trained qualified General Sonographer with experience in both the public and private sector, and has two young children.

She is excited to be involved with Kids Are Inspirational Project Inc. and is passionate about assisting Perth’s sick children and their families as they navigate their way through their journey. As Project Manager, Direshni is dedicated to implementing projects that will enrich the emotional well being of children whilst inside and outside of the treatment setting, whether it is short or long term.

Through Kids Are Inspirational Project Inc. Direshni is looking forward to providing sustainable support through alliances and partnerships with the Perth community and other not for profit organisations.

Naomi Forsey

Naomi Forsey

Program Coordinator

Naomi is collaborating within the Kids Are Inspirational team as a Program Coordinator.

She has studied Occupational Therapy and is assisting Kids Are Inspirational to plan and deliver Play Boxes to children.

She believes in the importance of providing developmentally appropriate play experiences that support the physical and emotional development and well-being of children.

Simon Haynes

Simon Haynes


Simon has been involved in costumed charity work as part of Perth's Allied Costumers since 2013, raising money and awareness for various causes including Starlight, Lifeline, Royal Flying Doctors Services and many others.

He has a background in media and costume making, has just completed a course in Business Administration, and is always looking to learn and adapt new skills into helping other people.

For Simon, working with Kids Are Inspirational is about helping children and their families with whatever support is needed, be it educational toys to aid in rehabilitation or just simply a helping hand during a hard time for the family.

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PO Box 727
Mount Lawley
Western Australia 6929

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