4BH and Variety Queensland have raised more than $20 000 in a single day to buy a ‘Sunshine Bus’ to help sick, disabled and disadvantaged children in Brisbane.
The much needed funds were raised during last Friday’s 4BH Variety Sunshine Day Radiothon, which ran from 6am-6pm.
Danielle Stenhouse, Variety’s Special Events’ Coordinator, says: ”Sunshine buses are used to take these children on outings and excursions and into the community.
“Every child should have the opportunity to learn, and special children don’t always learn the same way that able children do. They learn by experiencing life in a more ‘hands on’ environment.
“It was great to see the 4BH team being joined by many celebrities lending a hand.”
4BH breakfast co-host, Kim Mothershaw, says: ”Forget about black Friday – this day is all about making sunshine for the kids. I’ve experienced first hand that 4BH really does have the best listeners. They’re always willing to come to the aid of a quality cause and I knew Sunshine Day would be no different.”
The Sunshine Bus program is an integral part of Variety, the Children’s Charity, which has granted more than 100 buses nationally.
Geoff Harrison, 4BH Assistant Program Director, says: “The 4BH Sunshine Bus will be on the road for about ten years and will be a vital, practical tool to help in the ongoing development of these wonderful young people.
“It’s a mighty effort by 4BH listeners to give so much, but experience has shown they are always willing to support these worthwhile causes. Thank you doesn’t seem enough.”
Donations can still be made at all Suncorp branches.