Popular Brisbane band Sheppard put big smiles on the faces of sick children last week, making a special guest appearance on Radio Lollipop’s show at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.
The group performed their international hit song Geronimo live, as well as took photos with the children and signed autographs.
The group said they were very honoured to be there.
“Hospital isn’t the most ideal place to be – especially for children – and knowing that we were able to bring smiles to their faces is a priceless reward for us,” singer George Sheppard said.
“Together we were able to bring some much needed positive energy to the kids’ lives.”
Radio Lollipop is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of sick children and their families.
Chairperson, Michael Gilbert said the children were very excited to meet the group.
“Radio lollipop is all about entertaining the children with their choice of songs requested from their bedside or within the studio.”
“It’s a chance for the children to be at their own concert and forget that they’re in hospital.”
“It really makes our day seeing the smiles on the children’s faces and having special guests like Sheppard makes the Radio Lollipop show an extra special experience for them during a difficult time in their lives,” he said.
The band even made time to visit some of the children in the wards who could not make the show.
“We’re very grateful to the band for taking the time to visit the children and get them excited and singing along to their songs,” Mr Gilbert said.
Radio Lollipop is celebrating 25 years since it first came to a hospital in Brisbane, but without the special guests, donors and volunteers it wouldn’t exist.
For more information, to be a special guest or to donate visit www.radiolollipop.org