Putting the fun into fundraising

Feisal Alasso as Elmo and Luke Mercer as a Storm Trooper get ready for Radio Lollipop Uniform Free Day fundraiser.
Feisal Alasso as Elmo and Luke Mercer as a Storm Trooper get ready for Radio Lollipop Uniform Free Day fundraiser.

Transperth aims to raise more than $100,000 for the charity that visits children in hospitals around WA, providing comfort, play, entertainment and a fun radio broadcasting service to stave off boredom and take their minds off their illnesses.

This is the 19th year Transperth has been involved with the event, with last year raising a record-breaking $103,000.

‘This year we want the public’s help to top that amount,’ Public Transport Authority managing director Mark Burgess said.

He urged passengers to dig deep and donate to staff who will be rattling tins at Esplanade, Perth and Perth Underground stations between 6.30am and 8.30am.

‘Many drivers on our buses around Perth and some regional centres will also be dressing up in fantastic costumes and all of our bus drivers will be collecting cash donations on the day,’ he said.

Donations can also be made at www.transperth.wa.gov.au by clicking the Radio Lollipop banner.