Jun 29

Sunshine Coast children will put their best putt forward during their school holidays thanks to Noosa Civic, which launches its school holiday activity, ‘Tropicana Putt Putt’ this week in a bid to raise funds for Wishlist Sunshine Coast Hospital Foundation.

Noosa Civic has transformed two sections of the centre into golfing greens, giving those visiting a tee-riffic experience in exchange for a gold coin donation which will go towards Wishlist’s Calm Fairies who provide diversional therapy for paediatric patients at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

Centre Manager Monica Lord said the centre hoped to make a significant contribution to Wishlist during the two-week period from 27 June to 9 July to help support the wonderful work the charity does to improve the lives of the community’s most vulnerable.

“We are very excited to have had Calm Fairy Stacey and Wishlist here with us today to launch this initiative,” Ms Lord said.

“We want kids to come into the centre to grab a club, collect a ball, tee-off with their friends. They’ll be able to putt their way through the 5 holes, challenged by fruity objects, interesting obstacles and fun props,” Ms Lord said.

“We’re bringing some tropical fun to the Centre this winter to raise funds for those kids who aren’t as lucky. We’re hoping to raise as much money as we can for the Calm Fairies initiative, we’re very proud to be involved with such a great cause.”

Wishlist Fundraising and Campaigns Lead Jasmine Wheatley said she was delighted that Noosa Civic was using their school holiday program to raise funds for the charity.

“Without fundraising initiatives like this one at Noosa Civic Shopping Centre, Wishlist would not be able to fund the extras, like the Calm Fairies, that make the hospital experience better for patients and families,” Ms Wheatley said.

“Wishlist funds the Calm Fairies service once a week at our major public hospital – Sunshine Coast University Hospital – to help empower kids to feel safe and calm in a medical setting.”

“Watching Calm Fairy Stacey really is inspiring, she calms children before and after procedures, helps keep anxiety levels down and is a welcome distraction to children who have spent a number of days or weeks receiving treatment in our Children’s Ward.”

“Every dollar raised from this Noosa Civic Shopping Centre initiative will go directly to continuing the Calm Fairies service to support sick kids in hospital.”

The mini golf course will be open from 9.30am – 1.30pm daily and run until 9 July, 2022.

“We encourage parents to bring in their kids for some fun in Centre knowing that in doing so they are making a contribution to a wonderful cause,” Ms Lord said.

To stay up to date with Centre events, trading hours and offers visit www.noosacivic.com.au or follow the Centre on Facebook.

Wishlist is the Sunshine Coast’s only hospital charity and 100% of all donations gifted directly to Wishlist go to the cause. Wishlist’s operational costs are covered by enterprises like the Nambour Hospital carpark.

For more information on Wishlist or to donate, visit www.wishlist.org.au

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Media contact — Helen Perry, Fresh PR & Marketing
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