Friday, May 27, 2016
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$6,000 to support local kids

David Lee March 3, 2016
GENEROUS DONATION… From left, Telstra general administration staff member, Leanne Lester, field technician, Joan Hunter and GV Health Child and Adolescent Unit play therapist, Bronwyn Cole with Sophie Booth, 2, who is enjoying one of the four new iPads that the hospital was able to purchase for the Children’s Ward thanks to a $6,000 donation from Telstra. Photo: Emma Hillier.

GENEROUS DONATION… From left, Telstra general administration staff member, Leanne Lester, field technician, Joan Hunter and GV Health Child and Adolescent Unit play therapist, Bronwyn Cole with Sophie Booth, 2, who is enjoying one of the four new iPads that the hospital was able to purchase for the Children’s Ward thanks to a $6,000 donation from Telstra. Photo: Emma Hillier.

KIDS in the GV Health Children’s Ward have benefited from a $6,000 donation from Telstra, with the funding being used to purchase four new iPads and part of it planned to go toward a sensory wall, which will be installed soon.

The donation was made as part of the Telstra Kids Fund, the Telstra Foundation’s $1M per year commitment to caring in local communities.

Telstra Country Wide Area Northern Victoria and Sunraysia general manager, Steve Tinker said the Telstra Kids Fund grants are about backing the little things that can make a big difference.

“All around Australia, kids are building on ideas, playing in a team, making music and creating art. But sometimes little projects, like the GV Health Kids Music and tactile wall, need a bit of a hand to get started.

“That’s why each year, the Telstra Kids Fund provides $1M in grants, on behalf of Telstra employees, for projects that help our kids play and learn.”

GV Health Foundation director, Carmel Johnson said, “We are incredibly appreciative for this support.

“GV Health and Telstra have always had a generous partnership and this is a further example of the continuous support given to GV Health by the community.”