Jetty gives back as uniform-free day raises funds for kids

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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The Busselton Jetty's Amy Gornall, Carina McMillen, Nakita Fernandes, Karina Donohoe, Toni Flanagan, Lisa Shreeve and volunteer Coral Harkiss are fundraising for Radio Lollipop's Uniform Free Day
Camera IconThe Busselton Jetty's Amy Gornall, Carina McMillen, Nakita Fernandes, Karina Donohoe, Toni Flanagan, Lisa Shreeve and volunteer Coral Harkiss are fundraising for Radio Lollipop's Uniform Free Day Credit: Jackson Lavell-Lee/Jackson Lavell-Lee

Staff and volunteers at the Busselton Jetty were wearing costumes on Wednesday for Radio Lollipop’s Uniform Free Day, raising more than $500 to help sick kids smile.

Workers from all over WA went uniform-free on Wednesday to raise money for Radio Lollipop, with the Busselton Jetty decorating the information centre, underwater observatory and train with Radio Lollipop signs to encourage donations.

Radio Lollipop volunteers provide a radio and play program on the wards at Perth Children’s Hospital and across eight other hospitals in WA providing care, comfort and entertainment for all sick children and their families.

Busselton Jetty chief executive Lisa Shreeve said it was important for the Jetty to give back and this was a fun way to engage tourists in donating to a great cause.

“We had a number of international visitors who had not heard of Radio Lollipop but donated their spare change to the major fundraising event in WA,” she said.

“Who doesn’t love a uniform-free day?” Funds raised from this year’s event will ensure the continuation of broadcasting live to children around the State and will assist with the costs of providing games, craft and supplies, as well as licensing and internet services.

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