Zinc96 Breakfast announcers Nugget & Al have rounded out an amazing 12 years of Breakfast radio on a high note, walking the streets of Gympie to raise more than $12k for IFYS Foster Care.
The initial goal was to walk 10 k to raise $10k, and the target was surpassed before the boys even tied up their sneakers this morning.
The final tally was $12,573 with more money still expected to come in.
This morning, live on-air, Nugget & Al walked 10 kilometres across the streets of their heartland Gympie for their final farewell and were blown away by the support they received on the road.
Nugget says, “We had so many people stop to give us donations. I reckon I had about $1000 in my pants and this time it wasn’t from tips.”
The pair have been blown away by the generosity of the local community donating to their last Zinc 96 campaign, and explain how the fundraising will help provide loving homes for Gympie foster kids.
“These amazing families really rely on the support of IFYS Foster Care. If they need something at the drop of a hat, that’s who they call. $10,000 will help give IFYS Foster Care resources…everything from toiletries to school camps,” Nugget & Al said, adding that they hope to see the fundraising tally continue to climb over the next few days.
Nugget & Al are departing Zinc 96 for the drive timeslot at sister station Hot 91 from 6 October. Replacing them in Breakfast will be Steve ‘Bilko’ Bilokin.