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Virtual party reaches 18400 people

There’s no party like a Wishlist party – even when the leading Coast charity has to ‘go online’ to officially open The House The Coast Built, made possible by Ausmar Homes.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the hospital foundation hosted a virtual party on Friday afternoon which reached more than 18,400 people across their social media channels.

Wishlist CEO Lisa Rowe said the house warming party was hosted by 92.7 Mix FM’s Mark and Caroline and included local musicians, video messages from league legend Darren Lockyer, Taxiride frontman Jason Singh and local healthcare workers, as well as a virtual tour of the six-bedroom house in Birtinya.

“Unfortunately we couldn’t throw a street party for this phenomenal 14-month project which more than 120 businesses contributed to, but we put our thinking caps on and embraced technology instead,” Ms Rowe said.

“With our partners 92.7 Mix FM and Ausmar Homes, this was our way of thanking all the local businesses, suppliers and donors who made this project a reality.

“While it was extremely nerve-wracking being a ‘first’ for us and relying completely on technology and our small team, hosting a virtual party really was worth it.”

The live broadcast was streamed on Wishlist’s facebook page and website and reached more than 18,400 people and 4,400 views.  

If you didn’t catch the broadcast, click here.