Smiles the best medicine

Jean Rodgers of Southern River brings a smile to four-year-old Lilah Rooke’s face. Picture: David Baylis d409540
Jean Rodgers of Southern River brings a smile to four-year-old Lilah Rooke’s face. Picture: David Baylis d409540

What she also brings with her as a Radio Lollipop volunteer is invaluable relief from the stress of having a child in hospital.

‘I help take their minds off everything,’ Mrs Rodgers says.

‘You’re there to make the children smile but you are also there for the parents. Parents are often stressed and children feed off that.

‘It’s such a rewarding thing to do.’

Mrs Rodgers said volunteers were always needed.

Radio Lollipop is holding a Golden Ticket Raffle to raise funds for the transfer of Radio Lollipop from Princess Margaret Hospital to the new children’s hospital.

The raffle closes at midnight on October 31 and $10 tickets can be bought online at www.goldenticket.net.au or by calling 9340 8835. The winner receives two of the best seats in Perth Arena for each event at the Arena for a year from November 10.