A Day Out for Our Kids

A Day Out for Our Kids
The Ninth Our Kids Day Out will be held this Sunday 4th May 2014 from 9.00am – 2.00pm at Missingham Bridge Amphitheatre, Ballina.

As always, the day promises lots of fun for the whole family with a range of live entertainment.

Newcastle Permanent will be presenting the “Mr Peabody and Sherman” Show, as well as Ronald MacDonald, NBN Big Dog, Reptile Awareness, The Balloon Kings and much more.

The Our Kids Charity raises money for Lismore Base Hospital’s (LBH) Children’s Ward and Special Care Nursery so that children from the Richmond Valley community and further afield can receive specialist medical care locally.

LBH 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, State Emergency Services (SES) and Police to attend and display their equipment, including trucks, cars and boats, on a designated area at the park.

The Westpac Helicopter Simulation Truck will also be there to give the children an idea of what it is like being in the helicopter.

Children can see and learn about the vital services that help keep the community safe and rescue people when they are in trouble, as well as meet the Staff from the LBH Children’s Ward.

Our Kids Fundraising Coordinator, Rebekka Battista said this year we will be presenting the annual Children’s Ward Bravery Award to the daughter of a local family, who spent a lengthy stay in the LBH Children’s Ward.

“Recognition is given to the Fox Family for their courage while their daughter Charlotte was very sick. This is always a difficult time for families, it’s an ordeal than none of us want to experience, so we are pleased Charlotte is now doing really well,” said Ms Battista.

“Staff of the LBH Children’s Ward said Charlotte is a remarkable and brave little girl, even while receiving her treatment she was very brave and deserves to be centre stage at the Our Kids Day Out celebration,” said Rebekka Battista.

“The day promises to be a lot of fun for families and their children who can enjoy free entertainment and meet the Emergency Services,” she added.

So come along, bring the family and a picnic blanket and enjoy the day!

For more information please contact Rebekka Battista:
0438 417 085

or to speak with Charlottes family please contact Aaron Fox
0414 018 450

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