2UE Christmas Appeal raises $655,000 for Westmead Children's Hospital | radioinfo

2UE Christmas Appeal raises $655,000 for Westmead Children's Hospital

Wednesday 19 November, 2014
In its Christmas Appeal for The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, 2UE has raised $655,000 during a 13 hour broadcast at the Hospital today.

2UE’s on-air team of John Stanley & Garry Linnell, Stuart Bocking, Angela Catterns and Justin Smith broadcast live from 5:00am-6:00pm and brought listeners a host of moving stories from the wards at the Hospital.

The broadcast triggered an amazing response from Sydney businesses, non-profit organisations and 2UE listeners with significant donations including those from Seven Hills Toongabbie RSL of over $81,000, Fire And Rescue NSW - $80,000, Western Earthmoving - $70,000, Kids with Cancer Foundation - $50,000, AHG Motor Group - $50,000, Take a Step for Cystic Fibrosis Walkathon - $40,000, the Race 4 Grace Appeal - $65,000, Tops Symphony Orchestra - $20,000, Stage Artz - $20,000, Team Lochie - $15,000, the staff of the Operating Theatres at the Hospital - $14,000, The Kings School - $13,000, ACCRU - $12,000 and Hyundai - $10,000.

2UE Content Director, Clinton Maynard says what struck him most was "the number of 2UE listeners who were able to donate their savings from anything from $10 right through to $10,000, it continues to amaze me no matter what size the donation, the generosity of Sydney people.”

2UE is also very thankful to community organisations including the Rapid Relief Team who supplied hundreds of meals and kind hearted businesses including Channel Seven, the Sun Herald, Starbucks, Harvey Norman, Krispy Kreme, Lok Lok Dumplings, Bakers Delight and Epping Floral Centre. The appeal was made possible thanks to the support of 2UE’s partners, Primo Smallgoods and Slater & Gordon Lawyers.

Gilly Paxton, Director of Community Relations & Marketing for The Children’s Hospital at Westmead said: “Today has made a spectacular difference to the lives of sick children. From everyone here at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, we send a very big heartfelt thank you to those that have generously contributed to today’s appeal.”

Donations are still being accepted via 2UE.com.au or by calling 1800 770 122.

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