The Australian Army swapped military equipment for donation buckets, to support the annual ‘City Blitz’ fundraising appeal for the Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Members from the 8th/9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (8/9 RAR) were out in force at Brisbane train stations including Roma Street, Central, South Brisbane and Southbank stations as well as walking the streets of the Brisbane CBD throughout the day, shaking their buckets to help sick kids.
The Children’s Hospital Foundation occupied the main stage in the Queen Street Mall, providing a range of entertainment, including a meet and greet with the Australian Firefighters Calendar boys, SAGE therapists offering relaxing and soothing massages and a very special visit from Nanook, the giant Alaskan malamute pet therapy dog.
The Channel Nine Telethon is a statewide appeal harnessing the generous spirit of Queenslanders towards a very special cause – our children. Funds raised will help the Children’s Hospital Foundation support kids by funding life-saving medical research and providing patient and family support programs.