92.5 Gold FM raises over $40,000 in week one of GM5FK | radioinfo

92.5 Gold FM raises over $40,000 in week one of GM5FK

Friday 10 June, 2016

92.5 Gold FM has launched its annual charity initiative, Give Me 5 for Kids, and raised over $40,000 in the first five days.

The 92.5 Gold FM Breakfast team, Al (replacing Richard who is on leave), Bridge & Spida, auctioned their Breakfast Broadcasts across the week and competed in a ‘Give Me FOOD for Kids’ eating challenge today at the Gold Coast University Hospital launch event.

Almost $25,000 was raised by selling the Breakfast Broadcasts to local businesses with winning bids from Peter McManus Real Estate, Gold Coast Mattress Warehouse, EMF Griffiths and Invest Rent Property Management.

The ‘Give Me FOOD for Kids’ challenge raised almost $16,000 with Bridge, Spida and Al having to consume foods such as Durian; a pungent Southeast Asian fruit, preserved duck eggs, a smoothie made with anchovies, Brussel sprouts and brain and a lasagna made with chicken livers, giblets, necks and feet.

Give Me 5 for Kids, which has, over the years, raised close to a million dollars for the Gold Coast University Hospital and Tweed Hospital’s Childrens Wards.

92.5 Gold FM’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 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.

92.5 Gold FM’s General Manager, Nick Scott said: “As we do each year, 92.5 Gold FM is proud to lead the initiative to raise vital funds for the sick children of the Gold Coast University Hospital and Tweed Hospital. Through the generosity of the community, we are hoping to raise the funds we need to ensure that the Hospitals are able to purchase the lifesaving equipment they desperately require for our local kids.”

Give Me Five for Kids has continued to grow with increased community support, with the beneficiaries of the campaign the children’s wards and facilities at local hospitals. 

 

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