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We were thrilled to receive a $1.5 million donation from the Palaszczuk Government to kick off our Sick Kids Giving Day.

Minister for Health, Mental Health & Ambulance Services and Minister for Women, the Honourable Shannon Fentiman announced the incredible donation at our first ever Mascot Games, held at the Queensland Children’s Hospital yesterday.

This donation will ensure every child in Queensland has every chance to thrive through funding cutting-edge equipment, vital research and on the ground support for sick children and their families across the state.

Children’s Hospital Foundation CEO, Lyndsey Rice could not be more grateful for the Palaszczuk Government’s support of the Foundation.

“We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the Palaszczuk Government’s donation to kick start the fundraising efforts for our first Sick Kids Giving Day,” Ms Rice said.

“Anyone whose life has been touched by childhood illness or injury understands the gravity and emotional toll of a medical diagnosis – this generous donation means we can put the funds in the right places to help Queensland families through some of the toughest of times.”

The cheque presentation played out live on-air with Nine’s TODAY Show Weather Presenter, Tim Davies.

Yesterday’s commitment strengthens the Queensland Government’s long legacy of supporting sick children and their families.

Across the years, our partnership with the Queensland Government has seen the co-funding of a digital PET-CT scanner at Queensland Children’s Hospital – the first paediatric hospital in Australia to offer the technology.

Through this partnership, we have also significantly invested into an innovative mental health platform for children and young people and provided support for bereaved Queensland families who face the unimaginable loss of a child.

Pictured L – R: Dom Tait, Executive Director Clinical Services at Children’s Health Queensland, Lyndsey Rice, Children’s Hospital Foundation CEO and the Honourable Shannon Fentiman, Minister for Health, Mental Health & Ambulance Services and Minister for Women.