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Monday, October 14, 2019

Media statements

/ Categories: PTA News, Transperth

Radio Lollipop rolls into town today

Commuters could be forgiven for thinking they’ve landed on a film set, a far-away land or even another planet when travelling on Transperth services today, during Radio Lollipop’s Uniform Free Day (Wednesday, March 19).

Radio Lollipop is a charity which provides a fun live radio broadcasting service to children in hospitals around the state.

Passengers who travel on metropolitan and regional buses and trains can expect to see staff and volunteers dressed up in a variety of crazy costumes, all in the hope of beating last year’s $103,000 fund-raising record.

Transperth staff on buses will be collecting donations all day today, while a team of employees and volunteers will be out in force at Esplanade, Perth and Perth Underground stations between 6.30am and 8.30am, rattling tins ready to collect contributions.

PTA managing director Mark Burgess said this was the 19th year Transperth had been involved with Uniform Free Day, Radio Lollipop’s main source of revenue.

“We’re immensely proud to have been involved with such an excellent cause for almost two decades and are urging our passengers to dig deep and donate,” he said.

As well as the radio broadcast, volunteers from Radio Lollipop also visit children in hospital, providing comfort, play and entertainment with competitions, crafts and games to stave off boredom and take their minds off their illnesses.

Radio Lollipop (Lots Of Love and Laughter In Place Of Pain) was started almost 30 years ago in London.

People not commuting on the day can still donate to Radio Lollipop by visiting www.transperth.wa.gov.au and clicking the Radio Lollipop banner.

Media contact:  Claire Krol 9326 2526

 

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