OUR KIDS DAY OUT: The Ronald McDonald Show will be a feature of the Our Kids Day Out in Ballina on Sunday, May 23.
OUR KIDS DAY OUT: The Ronald McDonald Show will be a feature of the Our Kids Day Out in Ballina on Sunday, May 23.

Fun for all at Kids Day Out

THE fifth Our Kids Day Out will be held this Sunday, May 23, from 9am-2pm at Missingham Bridge amphitheatre, Ballina.


The day promises lots of fun for the whole family with a range of live entertainment, including the Ronald McDonald Show, NBN Big Dog, Reptile Awareness, Simon Heart Magic Show, Dhinawan Dreaming and magical clowns and more.


The Our Kids charity raises money for Lismore Base Hospital’s Children’s Ward as well as for kids from the broader Richmond Valley and further afield to receive specialist medical care locally.


Lismore Base Hospital is the region’s major referral hospital and cares for more than 10,000 children a year in its Paediatric Unit, Special Care Nursery and Emergency Department.


This year, Our Kids has again invited the emergency services – fire brigade, ambulance, SES, and police – to attend the Day Out and display their equipment, including trucks, cars and boats, on a designated area at the park.


Children can see and learn about the vital services that help keep the community safe and rescue people in trouble.


Our Kids will be presenting the Children’s Ward Bravery Award to recognise the courage of a local young girl Skye, who has suffered from heart problems and her little body can’t absorb protein which makes it hard to put on weight and has caused some complications.


Skye has recently had a heart operation and has recently been released from hospital.


The staff in the Children’s Ward say she is truly amazing brave little girl, even when receiving her treatment.


“Skye is an inspiration and deserves to be centre stage at the Our Kids Day Out celebration,” said Our Kids fundraising co-ordinator Rebekka Battista.


“This day will be a great time for families to enjoy free entertainment and meet the emergency services.


“Bring the family and a picnic blanket and enjoy the day of free entertainment.”


For more information please contact Rebekka Battista, Our Kids fundraising co-ordinator, at the Our Kids office on 6620 2705 or 0438 417085.


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