Shepparton in Victoria is not the biggest market in Australia, but local listeners to 95 3SRFM would challenge any other region for the biggest hearts.
With key fundraising events including the annual battery drive and trivia night and generous community donations, the station was able to engage community support for the children’s ward at GV Health.
With the funds raised they hope to provide an array of equipment including Eneurisis Alarm, Graseby Apnoea monitors,Combination Weighing Scales/Stadiometer/BMI calculator, Wall mounted opthalmoscope,Holter MonitorsDynamap Blood Pressure monitors,Desk/Wall mounted digital BP monitors,Woods ligh, Pan opthalmoscope,Vein viewer, ECG Machine, along with Procedural room, waiting room and medical imaging upgrades for the children’s ward at GV Health.
95 3SRFM’s involvement in the Give Me 5 for Kids fundraiser is part of parent company Southern Cross Austereo’s (SCA) campaign, which launched in the mid 90s as a simple coin drive. Since then, the appeal has raised more than $12 million nationally, benefiting over 40 children’s hospital wards by utilising our local radio and TV stations. It is rolled out in June each year.
95 3SRFM, General Manager, Leanne Hulm, says, “95 3SR FM would like to acknowledge not only the work that 95 3SR FM do in raising this much needed money, but also the community. We could not achieve our goals if it wasn’t for the community support across the month of June. We at 95 3SR FM are proud to support GV Health and the Children’s Ward.”
Give Me Five for Kids has continued to grow each year with increased community support, with the beneficiaries of the campaign the children’s wards and facilities at local hospitals.