Coffs Harbour Hospital staff was happy to receive $30,000 from funds raised by Woolworths staff and volunteers.
Coffs Harbour Hospital staff was happy to receive $30,000 from funds raised by Woolworths staff and volunteers. Trevor Veale

Woolies raises $30k for sick kids

WOOLWORTHS, its staff and the local community have donated $30,000 to Coffs Harbour Base Hospital through the Woolworths Fresh Food Kids Hospital Appeal.

Supermarkets around the country hosted local fundraising activities like sausage sizzles and lamington drives from August 23 to October 17 in order to raise funds for local children’s hospitals and children’s wards.

Coffs Harbour Base Hospital acting director of nursing , Tracey Peadon, said the hospital was extremely grateful to Woolworths and its staff for the ongoing support and thanked the Coffs community for getting behind the appeal.

“This is an outstanding achievement in terms of the amount of money raised,” Ms Peadon said.

“We appreciate the commitment and drive of local Woolworths staff, as well as the executive team, in providing ongoing support to the local hospital.”

The donation will be spent on two general purpose monitors to enable the nursing staff to monitor a child’s heart rate, cardiac rhythm, temperature and blood pressure.

“We would like to thank all our generous customers and dedicated staff who helped raise this extraordinary amount,” said Woolworths store manager Allan Watson.

“Woolworths is proud to continue to support the Coffs Harbour Base Hospital Children’s ward and help local families and kids.”

Money raised locally in the 2009 appeal was used to fund a portable ventilator.

The Woolworths Fresh Food Kids Hospital Appeal has been an annual event for more than 20 years, raising more than $55 million for medical equipment, facilities and research to help Australian children.



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