GV Health Children’s Ward fundraiser’s record $65K tally
By Nadia Surace
Give Me 5 For Kids, a month-long fundraising appeal by radio station 95 3SR FM, has raised more than $65,000 for Goulburn Valley Health Children’s Ward.
The total was the highest amount raised in the campaign’s five-year history.
“This was very unexpected,” said a spokesperson for the station.
“We raised $50,000 last year but only expected to raise $30,000 this year because of local hardships including the floods.
“People were still willing to give even after donating to these other causes or being affected by them themselves.”
GV Health Chief Executive Officer, Kerryn Healy said the hospital was amazed by the donation that would support the purchase of monitors for sick children.
“I just continue to be amazed by the support of the community for this appeal each year.”
“We very much appreciate the energy that the people at 95.3SR FM bring to this campaign and the work that they commit to the project on top of their normal work duties for a whole month. It’s outstanding.”
95 3SR FM announcer, Greg Evans praised the efforts of all involved, and thanked those who gave their time and money to make the appeal such a success.
“The generosity of the public has been simply staggering,” Mr Evans said.
“It’s incredibly overwhelming and I am so proud and so happy that we can now buy the monitors that the Children’s Ward so desperately needs.”
Give Me 5 For Kids saw locals support fundraising events and initiatives including a movie screening at Village 4 Cinemas, trivia night at Goulburn Valley Hotel, live music at Flanagan’s Irish Bar, garage sale and SPC Ardmona KidsTown Kids’ Weekend Out.