The 92.7 MIX FM team have raised an outstanding $531,033 for sick kids on the Sunshine Coast.
Over two decades, the “Give Me 5” appeal has raised over $6 million for vital medical equipment and support services for children needing treatment in hospital.
92.7 MIX FM’s breakfast personalities Mark & Caroline, Todd & Sami and Lyndon worked tirelessly for the entire month of June coordinating and publicising over 35 individual fundraising events.
Mark Darin, 92.7 MIX FM Breakfast Announcer said: “The focus on teen mental health seemed to really resonate with people this year. The money we have raised will hopefully make a difference to families facing that challenge. As a community, we cannot solve their issues, but we can help.”
Caroline Hutchinson, 92.7 MIX FM Breakfast Announcer said: “Half a million dollars is extraordinary in one month. To every person who donated a prize, bought a ticket, or came to an event, thank you so much for trusting us with your money.”
The funds raised in 2021 will support young adults of the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service, as part of the charity’s ongoing support of the work of the Child and Youth Mental Health Service.
Funding will be directed to the establishment of Resilient Parent Support Groups and Youth Advisory Groups, that will eventually form part of the activities of Wishlist Centre, an accommodation and patient support Centre being built by Wishlist this year opposite the Sunshine Coast University Hospital.