Southern Cross Austereo has raised a record-breaking sum of money in its 24th annual Give Me 5 for Kids fundraiser.
This year, events held as part of the initiative by SCA’s regional radio stations raised $3,625,037. This is $1 million more than the amount collected in 2017.
The result brings the grand total of the Give Me 5 for Kids appeal to $25.9 million since its inception in 1994.
Each year individuals and community groups throughout SCA’s 38 regional radio markets host morning teas, trivia, running races, movie nights and other activities under the Give Me 5 for Kids banner, raising money for local paediatric wards and children’s health organisations throughout regional Australia.
Southern Cross Austereo’s chief operating officer John Kelly: “Year after year, we are blown away by the generosity of our local communities who dig deep in support of Give Me 5 for Kids.
“We are extremely proud of this year’s result and would like to thank our dedicated staff and local communities, who manage to make each year even better than the last.
“Money raised will enable local health organisations to purchase vital equipment and improve infrastructure, having a big impact on sick kids and their families.
Well-known Australian personalities such as Olympian Libby Trickett, country singer Lee Kernaghan and NRL player Trent Hodkinson are ambassadors of Give Me 5 for Kids.
For more information about Give Me 5 for Kids or to donate, head to www.giveme5forkids.com.au .