The Kyle Andrews Foundation Incorporated was established as a legacy to a brave young Broome boy, Kyle Andrews, who lost his battle with cancer at the age of 11.
In early 1998 Kyle was undergoing treatment for leukaemia at Princess Margaret Hospital and had a dream of bringing some of his young friends from Ward 3B to Cable Beach so that, in his words, ‘they might feel better’.
Thanks to the generosity of the people of Broome ‘Kyle’s Camp 98’ was organised and for those children who attended, together with their carers and the organisers, the camp proved such a wonderful and enriching experience that it was determined that it be made an annual event. Kyle passed away in July 1998 after experiencing the first Kyle’s Camp.
In 2017 The Kyle Andrews Foundation Inc. will celebrate the 20th annual Kyle’s Camp.
During the 10th Kyle’s Camp in June 2007 The Foundation were able to announce the fantastic news that a subsidised block of land had been allocated to the Foundation at 12 Greenshank Drive, Roebuck Estate.
In May 2009 we officially opened Kyle’s Cottage in Broome and achieved our goal of providing the opportunity of a getaway experience in Broome for children with cancer or other ongoing medical conditions, along with their families. We fulfilled another one of the Foundation's goals with thanks to Broome International Airport, Roebuck Estate Developments, Williams Homes, the many local building industry businesses and the Broome community for their enormous contribution which enabled us to achieve this goal.
The Foundation's next aim was to provide comfortable and affordable accommodation in Perth for Northwest families needing to be in Perth for treatment. Thanks to Karunjie Event Management and the Gibb Challenge Ride who named the Kyle Andrews Foundation Inc. as the 2015 beneficiary for their fundraising and all of our many wonderful supporters we were able to achieve this goal and have recently opened the Gibb Retreat in Wellington Street, Perth.
In 2017 The Foundation along with Workpower Incorporated in Busselton will be working together towards developing a site in the Locke Estate Busselton for use as holiday accommodation.
With all the current and future projects requiring ongoing funding The Kyle Andrews Foundation Inc. will run a number of events throughout the year. Please see our Events page for details on upcoming Events.