From the grounds of Manuka Oval in Canberra, Perry spoke to reporters today alongside former Australia captain Mark Taylor The Chairman of Sporting Chance Cancer Foundation.
Sporting Chance has been running since 1997, raising money for homecare programs for kids and their families and has generated more than $10 million in the past 20 years.
Taylor was on deck to introduce Perry as the Sporting Chance’s newest patron, a position Perry gladly accepted when approached by the 104-Test veteran.
“It’s a huge honour to come on board with Mark and the rest of the patrons and the entire charity,” she said.
“I was very, very privileged to have such a wonderful childhood and I think that shaped a huge part of the opportunities I’ve had in my adult life to do things I love doing and have always wanted to do.
“From that point of view, for a family if a child is diagnosed with cancer that’s incredibly traumatic and challenging but with programs like Sporting Chance it gives them a great opportunity to firstly fully recover and then go on and do wonderful things.”
We welcome Ellyse to the Sporting Chance team!