The St George Football Association, together with its Charity Shield partner 14 Star Children’s Foundation, have raised vital money for St George Hospital.
The association presented the hospital with a cheque for $6,300 earlier this month.
The money was raised from the inaugural SGFA Charity Shield staged earlier this year and will be directed to the hospital’s children’s ward.
SGFA general manager Craig Kiely said the children’s ward at St George Hospital provided an important service to the community.
“We are pleased that we can provide some assistance to support the wonderful work that they do,” he said.
“This year was the first time that we had staged the event and it was a fantastic day supported by our clubs, referees and charity partners 14 Star Children’s Foundation and Sydney FC.
Kiely said the association hoped to make the event an annual one.
St George Hospital general manager Leisa Rathborne said the hospital was fortunate to have the support of the community.
“St George Hospital thanks the St George Football Association for their generous donation of $6,300 which will go towards the purchase of an electronic cot for the children’s ward,” she said.
“Electronic cots are adjustable to different heights and rail heights can be adjusted making it easier for staff and parents to have easy access to young children and babies.
“Additionally, the end panels of the cot are removable to allow for emergency access and medical intervention for young patients.”
The association thanked local clubs Arncliffe Aurora, Carlton Rovers, Connells Point Rovers, Glory FC, Forest Rangers, Lugarno FC, Oatley RSL, Scots FC, Rockdale City Suns, the St George Football Referees Association, Sydney FC and the SGFA Charity Shield Working Committee for their support of the event.