Kick a goal for Give Me 5 for Kids

WOOLWORTHS and Give Me 5 for Kids are encouraging Eastern Shore residents to kick a goal for charity this September by teaming up on their annual Tasmanian wall token fundraising effort.

Until 3 October, 100 per cent of funds raised through purchases of $2 footy shaped wall tokens at Woolworths Eastlands, Lindisfarne, Shoreline and Sorell will help Give Me 5 for Kids provide aid and support to sick children and their families in times of need.

Customers can purchase a wall token while doing their grocery shop at Woolworths and choose to add their name to the token, which will be proudly displayed in stores as a public show of support.

Give Me 5 for Kids is Southern Cross Austereo’s national fundraiser, which has been supporting and raising funds for local children’s hospital wards across regional Australia for the past 20-years.

The annual charity drive has raised almost $20 million nationally and benefited more than 40 children’s hospital wards.

“Woolworths customers and team members across Tasmania have been long term supporters of Give Me 5 for Kids, assisting to raise more than $494,000 over the past four-years,” 107.3 Triple M’s Dave Noonan said.

“Give Me 5 for Kids helps to brighten the lives of sick children in our community and this year’s fundraising effort at Woolworths will help kick a goal for children across the state.

“Funds raised will make a big difference, so we’re very grateful for the support and generosity of Eastern Shore customers.”

Woolworths Eastlands, Lindisfarne, Shoreline and Sorell group manager Edward Moore said the organisation was proud to support “such an important cause in a fun way.”

“We expect to kick some fantastic goals for Give Me 5 for Kids again this year and would like to encourage all residents to add a $2 wall token to their grocery shop, with the funds raised benefiting children and families across Tasmania,” he said.