WOOLWORTHS shoppers in Beaudesert, Jimboomba and surrounding areas raised more than $175,000 for the Children's Hospital Foundation last year.
The funds have been directed to Beaudesert Hospital's paediatric unit to reduce formal bilirubin pathology testing on newborns.
Donations were made from shoppers at Beaudesert, Browns Plains, Greenbank, Jimboomba and Park Ridge Woolworths stores.
Children’s Hospital Foundation Chief Executive Officer Rosie Simpson said Woolworths customers helped raise more than $55 million to fund life-saving research.
“We are thankful to the team members and customers at almost 250 Woolworths supermarkets across Queensland and northern New South Wales that have helped us to make a difference for sick kids and their families over the past year,” Ms Simpson said.
“The Children’s Hospital Foundation relies on the kindness and generosity of Woolworths team members and customers to help us continue our life-changing work, and we are thankful for their ongoing support in helping us provide much-needed services to sick children across the state."
Woolworths team members visited hospital wards and attended workshops at the Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane on 5 March to learn more about how their fundraising efforts are helping to make a difference to sick children across the state.