Wallalong Preschool students donate toys to Maitland Hospital's children's ward after disco fundraiser.

Kind kids: Isabella, Lillian and Kayden Skinner with some of the toys to be donated to Maitland Hospital's children's ward. Picture: Lachlan Leeming.

Kind kids: Isabella, Lillian and Kayden Skinner with some of the toys to be donated to Maitland Hospital's children's ward. Picture: Lachlan Leeming.

When it comes to fundraisers, it’s not often that $48.55 is considered life-changing. It’s also not likely that you pictured the donors to be red-nosed four and five year-olds.

Two pre-schoolers and their classmates from Wallalong Preschool, however, changed that when they decided to fundraise for SIDS when a member of their community tragically lost a baby.

The adult behind the operation was Steph Broadband, devoted teacher and community member.

The school purchased a SIDS ‘Disco’ pack which included the iconic bright red noses and decorations for a the fundraising disco, which was a raging success.

Within the pack was also a bunch of brand new toys. When Steph asked her students what they wanted to do with the toys, one girl suggested they should donate them to the children’s ward at Maitland Hospital.

“Although $48.55 may not seem like a lot of money to all of us, it is a big deal to the kids,” Steph said.

The children were involved in the entire process, from fundraising to the eventual counting of the money as well as visiting the children whom the toys will be donated to.

To find out more about SIDS or to donate go to rednose.com.au/donation.

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