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Community asked to upcycle pallets to help sick kids!

The Toowoomba Hospital Foundation is calling on the local community to pick up a pallet or two and create something new to help their littlest patients!

The Toowoomba Orthodontists Pop Up Pallets event is the Foundation’s newest project, which calls on the community to upcycle wooden pallets into useful items and furniture to be auctioned off at a Cocktail Evening in June.

Funds raised through the auction will go towards supporting the 2018 Triple M Give Me 5 For Kids Appeal, which raises money each year for the Toowoomba Hospital Paediatric Unit.

Toowoomba Hospital Foundation CEO Alison Kennedy said the Toowoomba Orthodontists Pop Up Pallets is a new and exciting project to hit the Toowomba event scene with the Foundation very excited to see the community get involved.

“We are welcoming anyone and everyone to enter this challenge whether it be individuals, community groups or a team effort amongst family members, friends or colleagues,” Mrs Kennedy said.

“Our goal is to raise over $25,000 to put towards this year’s Appeal and purchase life-saving equipment for the Paediatric Unit.

“The project has generously been kicked off with support from our Event Partner, Toowoomba Orthodontists, and we are thrilled to have their support.”

The event is also being supported by Event Sponsor, Harvey Norman Toowoomba, and Major Sponsor, Southern Stars Air Conditioning & Electrical.

Members of the community who would like to get involved can pick up their pallets from now until Monday, 23 April from the Toowoomba Hospital Foundation office at 41 Joyce Street, Toowoomba.

The Cocktail Evening will be held on Friday, 22 June from 6 – 9pm with tickets open to the general public.

For more information about the project, and to purchase tickets to the Cocktail Evening, visit

29 Jan 2018