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Tuesday, 15 August 2000

A once in a lifetime experience for kids at Sydney Children's Hospital Randwick

Children from Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick are about to have an experience of a lifetime by attending the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Westpac has proudly donated 20 tickets to the Hospital so that sick children can share in the excitement of the Olympic Games first hand.

Through their Children 2000 program, Westpac is giving our sick kids and carers the opportunity to experience the 2000 Olympic Games.

For many children attending an event at the Olympic Games would not be possible without Westpac's donation of tickets. The children who will be attending are very excited and cannot wait for the day to arrive said Elizabeth Crundall, Chief Executive of the Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation.

Westpac's Senior manager Olympics, Donna brown said that the Children 2000 Program gives young Australians the chance to experience a once in a lifetime event.

'We are thrilled to give children from the Hospital the opportunity to be inspired by the Olympic Games and see Australia's athletes competing first hand. It will be something to talk about for years to come.' Donna said.

Many Westpac community projects are driven by its staff who set the pace of the company's community giving. In recognition of the active role that staff play in community work, Westpac asked staff to nominate the charities who they work with to receive Olympic Games tickets as well as recognising the charities who are their customers.

The Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for child health with a full range of specialist services treating children from all over NSW and Australia with many conditions including cancer, trauma, HIV/AIDS, congenital abnormalities, heart disease and respiratory disorders.

For Further Information Contact:

Holly Bradshaw, Foundation Media Liaison Manager Tel: 9382 1188 Mob: 0414 821 187



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