This festive season, we asked the community to consider donating a gift for a sick child in hospital, in support of Radio Lollipop.
We have been humbled by donations of heartfelt gifts, carefully chosen by children to bring a little cheer to another kid who can’t be home with his or her family for Christmas.
It has been a great way to show our kids the real meaning of Christmas, while of course also supporting an amazing charity whose volunteers work tirelessly for local families doing it tough.
Gifts can still be dropped off to Pampered Princess at Coomera or Burleigh Heads during opening hours until December 23, to be delivered to Gold Coast University Hospital in time for Christmas.
Our month of collecting gifts for kids in need ends with a fabulously festive FREE Christmas party hosted by the charity’s own Miss Lollipop.
The Radio Lollipop Christmas Party takes place this Thursday, December 19 at Burleigh
and at Coomera
on Monday, December 23.
Tickets to the event are free of charge, however a donation of a gift for Radio Lollipop is appreciated. Gifts don’t need to be wrapped as this makes it easiest for volunteers to distribute the most suitable gifts to the children.
Radio Lollipop is an international charity established in the UK in 1979, with Gold Coast Radio Lollipop clocking up 13 years of operation in 2019.
The volunteers of Radio Lollipop provide care, comfort, play and entertainment to children in hospital, from newborn up to 17 years old and their families.
Radio Lollipop play volunteers help sick children to connect to the world outside their hospital rooms. They give young patients a voice during their stay, and assist in the emotional recovery of children and their families.
While kids can’t say “no” to taking their medicine or receiving treatment, they can request their favourite songs, win prizes and hear their own voices on the radio.
In addition to coordinating the vibrant radio service, volunteers at the Gold Coast University Hospital work to bring joy to the children’s ward, with craft supplies, toys and games for kids to enjoy.