Jim’s Antennas Raise Awareness & Money For A Great Cause


When Jim’s Antennas Divisional Franchisor Andrew Parke and his wife Sarah lost their daughter Emma in 2004 from a rare genetic disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy, they vowed to do their best to repay Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital for their tireless efforts in difficult times.

The Parke’s established The Baby Emma Foundation later that year to honour her and have since raised more than $200,000.

The money raised through The Baby Emma Foundation is donated to the Royal Children’s Hospital each year to support children and families affected by a terminal illness or the loss of a child.

In the past two years, The Baby Emma Foundation has successfully held various events and raised much needed funds to fund special projects and purchase items for the Royal Children’s Hospital.

The most recent fundraiser in Hamilton Island was driven by Andrew’s business, Jim’s Antennas, at its National Conference.

Together with the help and support of franchisors, franchisees, partners and suppliers including Hills, Matchmaster, Bitek and Radio Parts Group, Jim’s Antennas managed to raise significant funds to help with the purchase of a state of the art ultrasound machine.

Andrew Parke is extremely proud of the work of the Foundation, as well as the efforts of his franchisors, franchisees and suppliers.

“We believe that we have made a sincere and valuable effort in support of the parents and siblings affected by the illness or loss of a child,” Andrew said.