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Teddy Bears Picnic next weekend

HUNDREDS of local families are expected to turn out for the first Teddy Bears Picnic as part of 92.7 Mix FM’s Give Me 5 For Kids appeal.

The whole family is invited and there will be plenty fun to be had at Buderim Village Park on Sunday June 10 from 9am until midday.

Wishlist Event Manager Lisa Wilson who is supporting the organising of the event with the dedicated Mix FM team said the morning will be action-packed.

“We have a line-up of local children’s entertainment taking the stage, plus a jumping castle, face painting, roving characters, food stalls and so much more,” she said.

“The event is free to enter and families can then purchase their Fun Passes which will include five passes for food, drinks and activities.

Four-year-old Sophie with her Wishlist Just Better Care teddy bear ahead of 92.7 Mix FM's GM5FK Teddy Bears' Picnic.

Four-year-old Sophie with her Wishlist Just Better Care teddy bear ahead of 92.7 Mix FM’s GM5FK Teddy Bears’ Picnic.

“We will also have teddy and rug bundles for sale with the proceeds going to Give Me 5 For Kids.

“The Wishlist plush teddies are super cute and of course very popular with the youngsters, and the rugs are lovingly handmade and donated by our generous knitting and quilting groups from across the Coast.

“This event was only made possible by our local sponsors Just Better Care and Kruger Law so we are very grateful for their support.”

This year’s appeal will raise funds for family accommodation near the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) so families can stay close during treatment.

The closest emergency medical accommodation near SCUH is located at Nambour in the form of Wishlist’s Reed House.

For more information, visit the ‘Events’ tab at wishlist.org.au or purchase your Fun Passes at giving.wishlist.org.au/giveme5.

FACTBOX:

What: 92.7 Mix FM’s Give Me 5 For Kids Teddy Bears’ Picnic.

When: Sunday, June 10, 9am until midday.

Where: Buderim Village Park, Church St, Buderim.

Cost: Entry is free, Fun Passes from $10 for food, drinks and unlimited activities.

Wishlist is a not-for-profit organisation which directs funds to the needs of the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service. Wishlist’s operational costs are covered by enterprise including Nambour General Hospital’s multi-storey carpark to ensure 100% of donations go directly to benefitting Sunshine Coast and Gympie’s public patients.