The first Redcliffe Hospital Giving Day was a “roaring success” with the latest figure showing more than $158,000 had been raised.
Donations poured in on Wednesday with every cent going to Redcliffe Hospital for health research, patient care, staff well-being, new equipment and other initiatives.
By this morning (Friday) the overall figure had risen to $158,479.
“When we looked to align ourselves with charities, we were approached by Raise it for Redcliffe (and) it really was a no-brainer,” Queensland Regional Manager Chris Allison said at the presentation.
“The pleasure is all ours, it’s an absolute privilege.”
It was one of many donations, of varying sizes, which flowed in to the delight of organisers.
“Thank you to the generous people, businesses and community groups who made the first Redcliffe Hospital Giving day a roaring success!” RBWH Foundation CEO Simone Garske said.
“The atmosphere in the Giving Day phone room during the last couple of hours was electric, as we watched the tally pass our goal of $100,000 and reach $150,000.
“We can’t wait to report back to our community about the projects that can now happen.”
Sharyn Tidswell, Fundraising Manager – Redcliffe Hospital, RBWH Foundation, said it was “community at its best”.
“What the tally also represents is the engagement and trust of the Moreton Bay region in Redcliffe Hospital and its dedicated health care workforce,” she said.
“Special thanks to 99.7 Bridge FM and their volunteer presenters who hosted an outdoor broadcast radiothon, and everyone who fundraised, volunteered, got the word out and donated.
“Redcliffe Hospital Giving Day would not have been possible without your support.”
One of the day’s highlights was the completion of a 500km penny farthing challenge by Redcliffe Hospital Director of Research and Medical Education Dr Joel Dulhunty.
In recent weeks, Dr Dulhunty attracted attention and donations rising 50 times around Redcliffe Hospital and five times across the Ted Smout Memorial Bridge.
The Komo and The Belvedere
Holistic Horizons Support Services
RAMS Home Loans Moreton
Associate Professor Geoff Hawson and Dr Kym Irving PhD
‘Raise it for Redcliffe’ Research Giving Circle
Moreton Bay Regional Prostate Cancer Support Group