ON SONG: Wesley Shaw, aged 7 of Yorklea at The Lismore Base Hospital for the launch of the Our Kids 2013 calendar.
ON SONG: Wesley Shaw, aged 7 of Yorklea at The Lismore Base Hospital for the launch of the Our Kids 2013 calendar. Patrick Gorbunovs

Kids launch calendar

YESTERDAY the Children's Ward at the Lismore Base Hospital was filled with balloons, serene voices and smiling faces as Our Kids launched their annual Christmas CD and Calendar.

It is the 11th year that Our Kids have produced a calendar for fundraising, and the fifth year of their Christmas CD - recorded at Southern Cross University with students from 16 local schools.

The Our Kids 2013 Calendar features 12 children who have spent time in the Lismore Base Hospital Children's Ward or Special Care nursery and have benefited from the support of Our Kids.

The calendar children, their parents, sponsors of the project, the Clown Doctors, Lismore Councillor Gianpiero Battista, and supporters all came along to see the finished products and listen to a taste of the CD, provided in a live show presented by Blue Hills College students.

Our Kids fundraising co-ordinator Rebekka Battista said the calendar and CD combo sales raise vital funds to buy equipment for the child- ren's areas at Lismore Base Hospital.

Ms Battista said the produced works were made possible by their sponsors, who she thanked wholeheartedly.

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THE CD and calendar cost $20 for both and are available from participating organisations and businesses such as Lismore Base Hospital, McDonalds, Budget Eyewear, and more, or online at ourkids.org.au from December 1.



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