All smiles as char­i­ties unite

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - NEWS - An­nie Caughey An­nie.Caughey@sc­news.com.au

IT SEEMS the Caloun­dra Rock and Blues Fes­ti­val is the event that just keeps on giv­ing as mem­bers from the Caloun­dra RSL, MixFM, and Wish­list met last week to dis­cuss the plans for their unique part­ner­ship.

MixFM’s Give Me 5 For Kid’s char­ity will be the sole ben­e­fi­ciary of the three-day event as an­nounced ear­lier in the year by the Caloun­dra RSL.

How­ever, in a new turn of events us­ing the money raised from the fes­ti­val the chil­dren’s char­ity has de­cided to take on a pro­ject com­mis­sioned by Wish­list.

MixFM an­nouncer Caro­line Hutchin­son is a driv­ing force for the Give Me 5 For Kids ini­tia­tive and she said the MixFm crew have an undy­ing re­spect for Wish­list and ev­ery­thing they do.

“Wish­list is the best char­ity on the coast I think. Ab­so­lutely ev­ery­one will find them­selves or their kids in the pub­lic hospi­tal at some time in their lives,” she said.

Give me 5 For Kid’s are hop­ing to raise $600,000 within the next month to fund an in­fra­struc­ture pro­ject that will ac­com­mo­date fam­i­lies of sick chil­dren right next door to the new Sun­shine Coast Univer­sity Hospi­tal.

Caloun­dra RSL event man­ager Jenny Wil­son said the es­tab­lish­ment is com­mit­ted to help­ing the char­ity reach their fund-rais­ing tar­get. She is urg­ing fes­ti­val at­ten­dees to get gen­er­ous at all three raf­fles hosted through­out the week­end.

“We’ve had an ab­so­lutely amaz­ing prize do­nated by Sun City Travel. Its two tick­ets on Rock the Boat Cruise leav­ing from Syd­ney in Oc­to­ber. It’s a seven-night cruise vis­it­ing Noumea and Li­fou val­ued at al­most $6000.”

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

BET­TER TO­GETHER: MixFm’s Caro­line Hutchin­son , Hans de Kon­ing from Wish­list, Caloun­dra RSL’s Kevin Deguara and Mark from MixFM meet to­gether want to raise $600,000

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