At the presentation of the resuscitation trolley at Byron Hospital are (from left) Kites and Bikes Festival organiser Kim Rosen; executive officer director of nursing Jane Ackerman; festival co-ordinator Joanne McMurtry; Rebekka Battista from Our Kids and nurse manager Keryn York.
At the presentation of the resuscitation trolley at Byron Hospital are (from left) Kites and Bikes Festival organiser Kim Rosen; executive officer director of nursing Jane Ackerman; festival co-ordinator Joanne McMurtry; Rebekka Battista from Our Kids and nurse manager Keryn York.

Flying high for local hospitals

While this year’s Brunswick Heads Kites and Bikes Festival failed to break the world record of flying kites at the same time, it has however raised funds to buy much-needed equipment at the Byron and Mullumbimby Hospitals.

Money raised from the festival was donated to Our Kids which raises funds to purchase equipment for hospitals to help children.

Rebekka Battista, fundraising co-ordinator for Our Kids, said the group had decided to purchase two resuscitation trolleys for the hospitals.

“The kite festival was a wonderful weekend and to raise funds for the hospitals was a great effort,” she said.

“Our Kids thought it was very appropriate to buy equipment for the hospitals close to where the festival took place.”

Kites and Bikes festival organiser Kim Rosen said the festival was focused on families and this was why organisers had chosen to support Our Kids.

Byron Hospital nurse manager Keryn York said the trolley would be used in the emergency department and would specifically be used to treat children.

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