Southern Cross Austereo celebrates 20th year of Give Me 5 for Kids with $2.5 million raised in 2014 | radioinfo

Southern Cross Austereo celebrates 20th year of Give Me 5 for Kids with $2.5 million raised in 2014

Wednesday 01 October, 2014

Southern Cross Austereo has celebrated the 20th year of its annual regional charity initiative, Give Me 5 for Kids, by raising an incredible $2.5 million to support local hospitals that care for children across Australia.

The remarkable national tally is a result of the combined efforts of SCA’s network of regional radio and television stations, all of whom once again got behind Give Me 5 for Kids for the month of June 2014. From pyjama days and walkathons to gala balls and movie nights, the passion and support for this heartfelt initiative was evident in local communities right across the country.  

Southern Cross Austereo CEO Rhys Holleran said: “For two decades, we’ve been warmed by the support for Give Me 5 for Kids from our local communities across the country, with 2014 no exception. It’s an initiative all of us here at SCA are very proud of, and I would personally like to thank and congratulate all of those involved in making this year’s campaign such a success. We look forward to Give Me 5 for Kids gaining even more momentum in the future.”

Since its inception in the mid 1990s as a simple coin drive, Give Me 5 for Kids has raised more than $12 million for over 40 children’s hospital wards across the country. In 2014, funds were received via a dedicated website, mobile devices, on-air phone donations, in person at community events staged in all states, or via collection buckets situated across the nation.

 

Post a Comment

0 Comments

Log InYou must be logged in to post comments.
radioinfo ABN: 87 004 005 109  P O Box 6430 North Ryde NSW 2113 Australia.  |  All content © 1996-2021. All Rights Reserved.