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AU – RRT Assist 2UE at Westmead Children’s Hospital, Sydney.

The 2UE Radiothon at The Westmead Children’s Hospital is a fundraising event to help fund staff, equipment, education and technology for the hospital. RRT Ermington offered its services to provide food and drinks for the event, which was gratefully accepted.

The RRT Set-up at Westmead Sydney Radiothon 2014
The RRT Set-up at Westmead Sydney Radiothon 2014

The day started early for the RRT team, who arrived at the Westmead Children’s Hospital extremely early 4:30am to set up for a 6:00am breakfast for all 2UE staff  and Radiothon staff and volunteers. RRT was glad to provide the necessary nutrition for the day with Bacon, Egg and Cheese Rolls. Breakfast finished at 7:30am, after approximately 200 rolls were made.

All the volunteers enjoyed participating in the community event.
All the volunteers enjoyed participating in the community event.

The RRT Team then went about preparing for a lunch that would help 2UE meet their target. RRT provided the lunch at no charge, and Children’s Hospital Westmead charged for the lunch, which went solely to the fundraising cause. Over $3000.00 was raised for lunch alone.

Westmead staff and visitors for the day were served at lunchtime
Westmead staff and visitors for the day were served at lunchtime

The RRT Team then went about finalising the lunch preparations, providing chicken thigh fillet, bacon and Salad rolls. Lunch was a great success for 2UE.The RRT received many ‘thank you’s’ from patients, hospital staff and the public.

Lunch to support the fundraising effort
Lunch to support the fundraising effort

Many sporting champions arriving throughout the day added to the event. Notably, three NSW Waratahs players arrived to the event, to show appreciation for the cause. Visitors also included Parramatta Eels stars Kenny Edwards and Joseph Paulo, and Canterbury Bulldogs player Josh Reynolds. Starring in the event was 2014 X-Factor Winner Marlisa Punzalan, who sang her finale song ‘I will stand by you’. By the end of the day,a massive $655,660.00 had been raised.

Volunteers were kept very busy!
RRT Volunteers were kept very busy!

RRT’s day finished at around 2:30pm, after making and serving over 1,000 chicken and bacon rolls for lunch and 200 bacon and egg rolls for breakfast.

2UE expressed great appreciation for the help of RRT, and couldn’t believe the organisation and teamwork of the 35 members of the RRT from all around Australia who were at the event.

The RRT Team for the Radiothon
The RRT Team for the Radiothon

Westmead 2UE Radio on air with RRT

Media Release 2UE Christmas Appeal for The Children's Hospital at Westmead FINAL_001

 

Media Release 2UE Christmas Appeal for The Children’s Hospital at Westmead FINAL

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Print Coverage_345850749

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Thank you letter- RRT