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2GO’s Give me 5 for kids has raised $241,424 this year How it all started In the 1994, 2GO’s Breakfast Show Announcer and co- host to Paddy Gerard, Sarah King was in Sydney and attempted to pay for parking with some loose change which included 5 cent pieces. The attendant told Sarah that she could not use 5 cent pieces to pay. On air the next morning, Sarah was discussing this with her co-host and put the call out to listeners to see what they thought we could do with these coins “deemed useless” - that day Give Me 5 For Kids was born. Since launching Give Me 5 For Kids, the charity drive has raised millions of dollars, but we cant do it without the help out of The Central Coast. Where does the money go? 22 All monies raised STAYS ON THE CENTRAL COAST. Each year, 2GO donates money raised to the Gosford Children’s Hospital’s Children’s fund, facilitating the purchase of paediatric equipment and services for the kids of the Central Coast to keep them here for their treatment as opposed to travelling to Sydney and Newcastle Hospitals. The charity also selects and supports Camp Breakaway, a local organisation who provides respite camps for sick kids and their families. 2GO is passionate about bettering the lives of our community and ensuring that our kids receive the best care possible. All monies raised through Give Me 5 For Kids goes DIRECTLY to the charit