Fash­ion­ing $91k from fancy dress

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health -

SNOW White, Mickey Mouse and sev­eral Santa Clauses were among many Transperth staff to don fancy dress and raise money for chil­dren’s char­ity Ra­dio Lol­lipop ear­lier this year.

The vol­un­teer or­gan­i­sa­tion, now in its 20th year, re­leased a state­ment last month re­veal­ing they raised more than $91, 432 on Uni­form Free Day on March 18 by en­cour­ag­ing com­muters, busi­nesses and schools to ditch their uni­forms and dress up.

Ra­dio Lol­lipop di­rec­tor Jeanette Shorto said they were grate­ful Transperth had sup­ported the event since it be­gan 20 years ago.

“Over the 20 years of our part­ner­ship (with Transperth) we have to­talled more than $1 mil­lion to help im­prove the lives of sick chil­dren.”

The char­ity en­ter­tains sick kids in hos­pi­tals from Joon­dalup to Kal­go­or­lie, and the name Ra­dio Lol­lipop is an acro­nym for “lots of laugh­ter in place of pain”.

Pic­ture: Rus­sell Bar­ton

Transperth staff wore fancy dress to raise money.

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