REDLAND residents are digging deep for sick kids.
Woolworths team members and customers in the Redlands area helped the Children’s Hospital Foundation raise more than $261,000 last year.
Local stores involved in the fundraising included Alexandra Hills, Birkdale, Capalaba, Capalaba Park, Cleveland, Victoria Point, Victoria Point East, Wynnum and Wynnum Central
Woolworths staff visited hospital wards and attended workshops at the Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane on March 5 to learn more about how their fundraising efforts are helping to make a difference to sick children across the state.
All money raised through Woolies stores goes to the Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Funds raised will help the foundation set up a paediatric diabetes service at Redland Hospital.
Children’s Hospital Foundation chief executive Rosie Simpson said funds would support sick kids and their families, helping hospitals around the state to provide more services and facilities.
“We are thankful to the team members and customers at almost 250 Woolworths supermarkets across Queensland and northern New South Wales that have helped us to make a difference for sick kids and their families over the past year,” Ms Simpson said.
“Woolworths and their customers have helped the Children’s Hospital Foundation raise more than $55 million to help fund life-saving research, vital medical equipment and support programs for sick kids over the past 32 years.
“The Children’s Hospital Foundation relies on the kindness and generosity of Woolworths team members and customers to help us continue our life-changing work, and we are thankful for their ongoing support in helping us provide much-needed services to sick children across the state."
The foundation helps sick kids by funding life-saving medical research, buying equipment and providing entertainment, family support and care programs.