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Published Tuesday 27 Aug 2019

The Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal team visited Paediatric Department to launch the 2019 Countdown Kids appeal, bringing a lovely morning tea for the Paediatric team.

From left: Tess Geard, Lisa Croucher, Adam Hall and Jojo Sporry, and Dale Oliff with the incubator purchased with the funds raised from the Countdown Kids ball last year.

After the success of last year's appeal, raising $33,000 for our Paediatric ward, the fabulous team at Countdown Masterton are at it again. As well as organising the annual Countdown Ball and selling raffle tickets, the staff do a lot of the fundraising work themselves in their own time.

This year the funds will buy iPads for the Paediatric waiting room, with suitable games and activities on them for both younger and older kids; enuresis mattresses for use in the community, and new high-tech blood pressure monitors for the ward.

On top of all of that, the team at Countdown Masterton are also running sausage sizzles to fundraise for a fish tank which will be displayed in the Paediatric ward. They really have gone above and beyond to support us and we can't thank them enough.