Radio Lollipop opens at Monash Children’s Hospital in Melbourne
4 December 2013  

Monday the 25th of November 2013 will forever be an important date for Radio Lollipop, as it is the day Monash Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia celebrated their first official night on the wards! 

After 12 months of hard work in establishing the first Radio Lollipop in Victoria, Australia, nine very excited Radio Lollipop volunteers began their duties and took to the wards with huge smiles and great enthusiasm.

Although unable to connect to the Brisbane broadcast yet, the team entertained the kids with amazing crafts dreamed up by Mirjana (or Magic Matilda as she is now known), played games and distributed colouring books and activity sheets. Greg was able to make a two year old girl giggle from her tippy toes with his impromptu ukelele solo. Malisha made a boy 'King of the Playroom' with her crown-making prowess! Sian and Saloni came up with their Lollipop personas and Mike and Liv were impressed by Rushmi's ruthless card skills.

Radio Lollipop Monash has commenced with a play program with the radio to be broadcast from Radio Lollipop Brisbane. We hope to have our own Radio Lollipop radio studio by mid 2014.

The Melbourne team are eager to volunteer to the best of their abilities, loving the one-on-one time with some seriously amazing children and their families and will do whatever they can to make the stay of a sick child in hospital much brighter. 

To the Executive Team at Monash Children's Hospital in particular Dr Nick Freezer and Mr Andrew Williamson and your team, thanks for welcoming the Radio Lollipop family to Monash Children's Hospital!

Location: Monash Children's Hospital, Melbourne