THE team at Heart 107.3 has once again rallied behind its annual Give Me Five for Kids (GM5FKs) charity appeal, raising more than $408,000 to support the Royal Hobart Hospital’s children ward.
The radio station’s breakfast hosts and GM5FKs ambassadors, Dave Noonan and Kylie Baxter, said they were stunned with this year’s result.
“Once again the southern Tasmanian community has outdone itself,” they said.
“The consistently high totals we are able to donate to the Royal Hobart Hospital each year are a testament to the passion Hobart has for helping out others.”
Key fundraising events this year included a scenic flight of Tasmania, a gala ball and record-breaking “wheelie in walks” on the Eastern and Western Shores.
The funds raised from the 2016 campaign will go towards purchasing much-needed paediatric equipment and services to benefit Tasmania’s sick children.
Equipment will include cardiotocographic (CTG) monitors so doctors are able to monitor babies in utero, a urodynamics system which is used in the assessment of bladder problems and a second isolette incubator cot for the neonatal and paediatric intensive care unit.
Caption: Pictured at the cheque handover are Heart 107.3 presenters and Give Me Five for Kids ambassadors Dave Noonan and Kylie Baxter.