Members of the Truck Drive for Kids Committee toured the hospital recently to see exactly where their donation has gone to help paediatric patients.
The Bundaberg Health Services Foundation received $8500 from last year’s event to purchase much needed non-government funded medical equipment.
The money has been used to buy a new sofa bed for use by a parent staying overnight with their child in the paediatric ward and a blanket warmer for the Special Care Nursery.
“This annual event has been a fantastic initiative of the Combined Lions Clubs which has raised $64,300 for sick children at Bundaberg Hospital,’’ Foundation manager Maria Burnet said.
“This is due to the fantastic organisation of the event and also the wonderful community support given to the fundraiser,’’ Ms Burnet said.
“These generous donations by the Combined Lions Clubs have ensured the purchase of so much non-Government funded equipment which has improved outcomes for paediatric patients,’’ Ms Burnet said.
“People out there in the community are extremely generous in supporting these fundraising campaigns and they can be assured that money is being well utilised to help our local younger patients and relieve stress for parents caring for their sick children,’’ Ms Burnet said.
The 2014 Truck Drive for Kids will be held on March 30 at Bundaberg Recreational Precinct.