Fund-raising for upgrade

MEMBERS of the Rotary Clubs of NSW are looking to upgrade The Rotary Wing of The Children's Hospital at Westmead.

Rotary public relations director Warwick Tester said the wing, named after the club, now needed some upgrading of equipment and technology.

"Rotary has a great interest in the youth of our world as our youth are our future, and what better way can we do this than helping sick children who are in great need of help," Mr Tester said.

"As this is the last year of our district in its current format our district governor Keith Roffey wanted to leave a legacy, and what better way to do this than by revisiting a project that was previously successful."

The club hopes to raise $200,000 this year to upgrade a courtyard, two group rooms and general areas which require new carpet, curtains and painting.

Rotary Club members also wish to purchase new technology for the wing such as a lean body mass scale, smartboards, iPads, TVs and printers.

"Our club is holding a family open air cinema night on January 25, we are holding a trivia night on February 15 and the proceeds of our golf day held last November also went towards this project," Mr Tester said.

"We have written letters to the schools in our area to see if they can get their children involved in our 20¢ Challenge and see how many metres of 20¢ pieces they can collect.

"Hilltop School has already raised $500 for us."

The club hopes that everyone will support the efforts to provide upgrades to the wing.

"People can attend our functions or make donations to us," Mr Tester said.

"We hope that we will raise the funds to upgrade the children's courtyard and group room and be able to supply some of the new technology required."

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