Give Me 5 for Kids appeal on again

The Give Me Five for Kids fundraiser which benefits the Naracoorte Hospital is on again for the 25th year next month.

Southern Cross Austereo's annual Give Me Five for Kids fundraiser launches next month, with 963 Triple M aiming to make it the most successful year yet, raising more money than ever before for Naracoorte, Mount Gambier and Millicent hospitals.

Over 25 years, Give Me Five for Kids has raised over $25.9 million for paediatric wards of local hospitals and children's health-related charities across SCA's 38 regional markets.

This year's campaign will be supported by 2019 ambassadors, TV and media personality Shelley Craft, NRL Manly Sea Eagles player Trent Hodkinson and social media influencer Kat Springer, aka The Organised Housewife.

Shelley said: "I am so excited and proud to be an official ambassador for Give Me 5 for Kids 2019. It's a great initiative which not only supports sick kids but aims to help their families and the hospitals to make a big difference in their lives."

Held each year in June, the fundraiser relies on the support and generosity of the Limestone Coast community. In 2018, 963 Triple M managed to raise an amazing $20,000.

With an action-packed calendar of events, 963 Triple M is imploring the local community to get involved and dig deep, helping Southern Cross Austereo hit its national target of $3.7 million.

Give Me 5 for Kids director John Kelly said: "We are constantly amazed by the kindness of the community each year and would like to thank them for always digging deep and supporting this very worthy cause.

"To see the program grow from a simple coin drive on the NSW Central Coast in the 1990s into a national annual event benefiting more than 40 paediatric wards in local community hospitals across Australia is truly remarkable."

Donate at www.giveme5forkids.com.au or by attending one of the events.