Transperth dresses up for Lollipop FUN
Major train stations and bus services will be a lot brighter than usual tomorrow (Wednesday March 24) when Transperth drivers and staff leave their uniforms at home and don fancy dress for Radio Lollipop Uniform Free Day.
A variety of mythical creatures, movie stars and super heroes will be collecting donations for Radio Lollipop, which targets sick children in hospitals across the state.
The organisation’s radio station entertains young patients at Princess Margaret, Armadale and Fremantle Hospitals, Kalgoorlie Regional, Rockingham General, Joondalup Health Campus and St John of God Murdoch. Lollipop volunteers also engage the children with games, painting, drawing, and story-telling.
Transperth executive director Mark Burgess said the money raised from Uniform Free Day would help maintain and extend Radio Lollipop service into other WA hospitals.
“Radio Lollipop volunteers do a wonderful job of making a stay in hospital a little bit better for young WA patients,” he said.
“We hope our passengers will get a laugh out of the costumes, dig deep and donate to Radio Lollipop.
“There will be collection tins on buses and at key train stations.
“Through the generosity of Transperth passengers, we were able to donate more than $63,000 to Radio Lollipop in 2009 and we hope to top that amount this year.”
Transperth’s annual Uniform Free Day fund-raising drive is the charity’s main source of revenue, making it possible for volunteers to continue to entertain children at a time when they need laughter most.