Spring racing pinned down at Royal Children’s Hospital

Greg Childs with former cancer patients in silks

The garden at the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) experienced a dash of racing fervour on Monday 2 October.

Former cancer patients in racing silks with the 2006 BMW Caulfield Cup helped launch the sale of BMW Caulfield Cup lapel pins.

Last year’s Caulfield Cup winner Greg Childs was also be there to encourage people to buy a memento of the 2006 carnival and raise money towards music programs at the hospital.

Hush Music for Sick Kids Auxiliary is selling the commemorative pins, with all proceeds going to the RCH.

Auxiliary members will be selling pins before the carnival at the Chiva-Som Fashion Luncheon and during the Caulfield Spring Racing Carnival, with prizes drawn on 3 November. Prizes include a $7500 BMW bicycle, two annual subscriptions to The Age and Robbie Williams concert tickets.

Auxiliary member Shannon Anastasio said selling the pins was a fantastic fundraising opportunity.

“This is a great way of combining an exciting Melbourne event like the Spring Racing Carnival with fundraising for such a wonderful cause as the RCH,” Mrs Anastasio said.

“The Melbourne Racing Club and sponsors have really gotten behind the initiative, it’s always great when different facets of the community work together for such a worthwhile cause.”

For more information, please contact Cathy Heycock at RCH Public Affairs on 9345 5138.

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