Flying high for local 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.