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6 July, 2021

We are for Mackay

HELPING people is what I love to do. By Rob Kidd

Sure I’m no saint by any stretch of my imagination, but giving back is something I’m proud of.

Our radio station 4MK has been proud to help the Mackay and Whitsundays communities for over 90 years and this year was ex- tra special for me with Rob’s Rescue.

This essentially is all about finding out who needs assistance and doing what I can to help.

This year we decided to help the Mackay Hospital Foundation raise more funds for the new Ronald McDonald Family Room coming to the Mackay Base Hospital in October.

We thought with so many families with sick kids who travel to Townsville regularly to get treatment, wouldn’t it be great to trav- el the same distance here by walking and fundraising at the same time. The idea was born!

I would walk 400km around the streets of Mackay and the Whit- sundays and for each kilometre we would raise money.

Well over 35 days I walked 426km on footpaths, hockey fields, visited the facilities at the Base and with challenges along the way we raised $10,620! Not bad for these two little scrawny legs hey!

I was asked to dress up and walk like Kel from Kath and Kim, I had to walk all morning in hospital scrubs, and I even wore a pink suit while bouncing a pink basketball around the Mackay City Centre.

Everytime I walked I thought of those people I love and how the money can help them. Families with sick kids like Kacey and her family in Walkerston, my Mum who was treated so much over the years and those about to head into their own battles this year. Rob’s Rescue is more than a name, it’s a feeling I have to help you and your family. Let me know how and we’ll help. The Mackay Local News are here with us too.

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