The day promises lots of fun for the whole family with a range of live entertainment including Newcastle Permanent, which is presenting the show ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks’, as well there will be Ronald MacDonald, NBN Big Dog, Reptile Awareness and the Magical Clowns – to name just a few.
The Our Kids charity raises money for the Lismore Base Hospital Children’s Ward and for children from the broader Richmond Valley and further afield, so they can receive specialist medical care locally.
Lismore Base Hospital is the region’s major referral hospital and cares for more than 10,000 children a year in its Paediatric Unit, Special Care Nursery and Emergency Department.
This year Our Kids has again invited the Emergency Services – Fire Brigade, Ambulance, SES, and Police – to attend and display their equipment, including trucks, cars and boats, on a designated area at the park. Children can see and learn about the vital services that help keep the community safe and also people are rescued when in trouble.
Our Kids will be presenting the Children’s Ward Bravery Award which recognises the courage of a local family, who have a young daughter called Allie.
Allie Robinson has spent long and frequent periods of time as an inpatient in the Children’s ward at Lismore Base Hospital. Allie has been battling leukaemia and her family have been so courageous in caring for her.
Allie is currently having chemotherapy treatment and is doing really well. Staff in the Children’s Ward say she is truly an amazing and a brave little girl, even when receiving her treatment.
“Our Kids Day Out provides families with the opportunity to enjoy free entertainment a chance to take the kids to meet the local Emergency Services. So bring the family, a picnic blanket and enjoy a fun filled day,” Rebekka added.“Allie is an inspiration and deserves to be centre stage at the Our Kids Day Out celebration,” said Our Kids Fundraising Coordinator, Rebekka Battista.