Giving back through Give Me 5 For Kids

June 19, 2017

Giving back through Give Me 5 For Kids

After smashing their fundraising record during their month-long Give Me 5 For Kids campaign in 2016, the team at 92.7 Mix FM are asking locals to dig deep and help raise the bar even higher.

Eighteen years after their first push to raise awareness and much-needed funds for Give Me 5 For Kids, the team at 92.7 Mix FM is once again in the midst of the annual month-long fundraiser for the children’s charity, with the hope they can donate another record-breaking figure towards helping local sick children undergoing lifesaving hospital treatment.

92.7 Mix FM is hosting a variety of fundraising events throughout the month of June and is urging the community to get behind this worthy cause by coming along and donating where they can. There are plenty of great activities still to be held towards the end of the month, including a monster auction, hog ride and the Escape Travel Golf Day, leaving plenty of opportunities for locals to get involved, and the best part is that by having fun, you’ll be helping improve little lives, with all proceeds going towards the needs of local children’s wards through purchasing new equipment, upgrading existing equipment, providing service support projects and employing initiatives to help make a child’s time in hospital a little brighter.

The annual June appeal has so far managed to raise a total of $3.8 million for local paediatric patients in the 18 years it’s been running, with 92.7 Mix FM smashing their donation record in 2016 after raising $373,822 in one month. This year they hope to go even further as they hopefully tick past the $4 million mark and while it’s a mammoth challenge, with Mark and Caroline, and Todd and Sami working tirelessly to drive the public’s attention to the cause, it’s certainly within reach.

There’s still time to participate and help the 92.7 Mix FM team bring smiles to the Sunshine Coast’s youngest patients, so visit www.wishlist.org.au/Events/MixFMGM54K-151/ to see the full list of remaining events. Alternatively, you can donate online here or SMS ‘Kids’ to 0437 371 371 and follow the instructions.

And make sure you tune in on Wednesday, 5 July from 6am to catch Mark and Caroline as they broadcast live outside Alex Surf Club and do the final reveal of the Sunshine Coast’s generosity in 2017.

The 2017 Give Me 5 For Kids fundraiser will help fund:

  • The continuation of the local Clown Doctor service
  • The finishing touches on the Sunshine Coast University Hospital children’s ward and paediatric emergency department
  • The continuation of the yoga therapy program, which costs around $13,000 every year
  • The purchase of two Hamilton T1 ventilators for paediatric emergency patients at both the Nambour and Sunshine Coast University Hospital Emergency Departments, which cost around $82,000

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