Kai Fella
Out of tragedy, comes an opportunity for change. The aim of The Kai Eardley Fund [The Fremantle Foundation] is to create positive change for the mental health of our youth and to honour the life of Kai Eardley.
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OUR MISSION

Out of tragedy, comes an opportunity for change. The aim of The Kai Eardley Fund [The Fremantle Foundation] is to create positive change for the mental health of our youth and to honour the life of Kai Eardley.

Kai, a 20-year-old East Fremantle boy with a lot to live for, ended his life in July 2016 after struggling with anxiety and depression. If this endeavour prevents just one more tragic death to suicide, then our goal will have been achieved.

Suicide is now the biggest killer of men aged between 19 and 45. Twelve men are lost to suicide every day. Our hope is to reduce this number. Having lost Kai, I will always wonder what could I have done differently and my only conclusion is that there is little else I could have done in July last year when Kai reached crisis point. I wish there had been some early intervention available before he reached that point of no return.

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About Us

The Eardley family moved to Perth from the UK in 1997. Cam was 3 and Kai just 18 months. The boys started school at the East Fremantle Primary School and Joey was born soon after in 1999.

It was quickly realized that sport and outdoor recreation, fishing, swimming, surfing and footy would be the family’s passion. The family enjoyed exploring the coastline of WA, taking many a road trip to the south-west and up to Broome and Karajini. Also, keen to experience the winter sports, they explored the South Island of New Zealand, and the snow fields of Niseko and Hakuba in Japan.

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Thank you

The  Eardley  family  are  eternally grateful and humbled by  the  generous  donations,  love  and  support  that  has  been  offered after  the  tragic loss  of  Kai-fella. He  is  forever  in  our  hearts, and  never  forgotten.

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