KOFM’s Tanya & Steve G launch with $20,000

KOFM’s Give Me 5 For Kids was launched today, raising money for the John Hunter Children’s Hospital with KOFM Breakfast’s Tanya Wilks & Steve G conquering their biggest fear – heights.

A cold and drizzly Hunter Stadium was the setting, as Tanya Wilks and Steve G were raised in a scissor lift, more than X metres from the ground. The purpose was to ask Newcastle to pledge their donations in order to get them safely down.

Tanya, Steve, Ryzy and their EP Nicky braved and the weather and had the best view of the busiest road in Newcastle.

In just two hours, between the hours of 7am and 9am $20,070 was raised to help purchase 16 Air/Oxygen Blenders for the John Hunter Children’s Hospital.

NSW Regional General Manager Ashley Myatt said “We’re delighted that Newcastle and the Hunter region got together to support Give Me 5 For Kids. We wanted to leave Tanya and Steve up there all day but for OH & S reasons we did have to get them down!”

The team were returned to the ground soon after 9am after cracking the big 20k in pledge donations.

Shaun Hassall Newcastle Permanent’s CEO said: The morning was a great success and the atmosphere kicked-off a great start to the month. Our Newcastle Permanent team is now gearing up to raise more funds for Give Me 5 For Kids, so come see us Friday 3 June at any of our local branches for Pyjama Day!’ 

Meantime 95.3SR FM has announced the start of its annual charity initiative, Give Me 5 for Kids, which has previously raised thousands of dollars for GV Health.

This year, 95.3SR FM will aim to raise its highest funds ever, which last year contributed to Give Me 5 for Kids incredible national tally of $2.5 million.  

Our Target is $100,000 by the end of June, to purchase:

  • 1 examination bed for treatment room
  • 1 examination chair/bed for the teleconference room
  • 6 cardio respiratory monitors
  • 4 sofa beds
  • 2 sets of phototherapy lights for neonate room
  • 1 mock MRI donut
  • DVD system for children to watch whilst in MRI
  • 1 CPAP unit

Community members are being urged to listen to 95.3SR FM for details on how they can become involved in this important cause, by supporting 95.3SR FM and our fundraising events – like Battery Drive, Feast on the Fairway, GV Hotel Trivia night,  
95.3SR FM 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 campaign has raised more than $14 million nationally, and utilises SCA’s network of over 40 regional radio and television stations to drive donations. It is rolled out in June each year.
95.3SR FM, General Manager, Leanne Hulm said: “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 and across the year. We at 95 3SR FM are proud to support GV Health and the Children’s Ward.”


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