3BO set to announce Give Me 5 for Kids tally at 8am

RING, RING: Bryan Coghlan and Jess Elsley geared up for the Give Me 5 for Kids telethon during June. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

RING, RING: Bryan Coghlan and Jess Elsley geared up for the Give Me 5 for Kids telethon during June. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

UPDATE 8.25AM: 

3BO raised $95,000 for the children's ward at Bendigo Health as part of Give Me 5 for Kids, the radio station announced on air this morning. 

The tally was announced on 3BO's breakfast show with Cogho and Beck. 

Bendigo Health director of the foundation Jane Anderson said the money would be used to buy a resus cot and major monitor for the hospital's maternity ward. 

"The community is so generous and they respond to you because they see themselves as part of you," she said. 

"We couldn't be more thankful."

Beck said the radio station was grateful for the community's support. 

"(Thank you) to everybody who may have put five cent in a little donation tin around town or those who gave so generously - thank you to everyone - we really appreciate it," she said.

EARLIER: 

RADIO station 3BO will announce the final tally of its annual charity initiative which raises money for the children's ward at Bendigo Health at 8am this morning. 

The radio station's major appeal ran for the entire month of June.

Money will be donated to Bendigo Health's Paediatric Unit, which provides care to thousands of babies, children and teens across the Loddon Mallee region.

Fundraisers included a telethon, a tin rattle and a crane lift.

Local businesses and organisations also helped raise money.  

Last year the radio station raised $124,000, with this year's goal $125,000. 

The fundraiser was launched by Austereo in the 1990s and has raised more than $12 million since it began. 

More than 30 Austereo regional radio stations are taking part.

Tune into 3BO FM at 8am to hear the final tally. 

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