Local community doing it for the kids
THE teams at 2CSFM and Newcastle Permanent have given a big shout out to the Coffs Coast community and local businesses for the support given to this year’s Give Me $5 For Kids fundraiser.
An annual event to raise money for the children’s ward at Coffs Harbour Health Campus, the target for 2016 was $28.303 and that target was achieved.
“It has been an awesome response from the local community to Give Me $5 For Kids, especially knowing the money is staying local and benefits local children,” 2CSFM breakfast announcer, Michael “Moffee” Moffet said.
The money means the vital equipment n the children’s ward shopping list can now be bought.
“The items we have been raising for are a portable Transcutaneous Bilirubin Monitor $7000, a set of portable baby weigh scales $450, a recliner for the Special Care Nursery which mums use when breast feeding their babies or during the day to rest alongside their pre-term or sick baby $950, a Portable Saturations Monitor $900 and an Intellivue MX450 Monitor valued at $19,002.61
Donation buckets were located at many local businesses and 2CSFM organised several special events including a 50km in five day walk from Woolgoolga to Sawtell and a one-off show with Bucky and the boys at Dolphin Marine Magic donating all the takings to the fund raiser.
“We had an impressive turn-out for the special show with people travelling from as far as Grafton and Nambucca Heads to support the children’s ward,” DMM manager Paige Sinclair said.
“Dolphin Marine Magic is proud to support Give Me $5 for Kids and we look forward to a continued community partnership with Newcastle Permanent and 2CSFM.”
The fund raiser concluded with a sausage sizzle and Moffee broadcasting the breakfast show on Thursday in the grounds of the Health Campus.