Community urged to get behind Small Change for Big Change at Plumpton Marketplace

Acting nursing unit manager Kathy Barry with play therapist Eleanor Inskip and Sidvik Shivakumar, 2, at Mount Druitt Hospital's Fairy Sparkle Garden. Picture: Geoff Jones
Acting nursing unit manager Kathy Barry with play therapist Eleanor Inskip and Sidvik Shivakumar, 2, at Mount Druitt Hospital's Fairy Sparkle Garden. Picture: Geoff Jones

A trip to Plumpton Marketplace tomorrow will help put a smile on the faces of sick kids. 

Community event Big Change for Small Change kicks off at the centre at 9am, sparking a full day of live entertainment and good will.

The centre will charge a gold coin entry fee until 7pm, with all proceeds raised to go to upgrading the hospital’s children’s garden.

Several retailers will also get in on the act, collecting donations and offering special deals to drum up support.

More than 1500 children under 10 are admitted to hospitals in Australia every day.

Centre manager centre manager Katrina Wolff she hoped the event would brighten the stays of local kids at Mount Druitt Hospital.

“Supporting local families with young children is central to Plumpton Marketplace. We see this as an important way to give back and make a difference in our community,” Ms Wolff said.

“The response we’ve had from our retailers, local community organisations and media partners has been overwhelming.

“Everyone has come together to create a full program of entertainment, offers and fun for the community to enjoy.

“We invite everyone to join us and raise much-needed funds for local children’s health services on this day.”

Mount Druitt Hospital's children's garden. Picture: Geoff Jones

Mount Druitt Hospital's children's garden. Picture: Geoff Jones

Big Change for Small Change is proudly supported by Vintage FM, Rotary Club of Mount Druitt, Mount Druitt Hospital Auxillary, Emerton Leisure Centre, Statis Dance Studios, Carol Murray Productions, GKR Karate, Fit 4 Change, Imagine Craft and St Marys-Mt Druitt Star.

The event will run from 9am to 7pm.

Entertainment schedule:

  •  Rap 4 Change will host mini skate park, DJ, rap battle and Lions Gym MMA sessions from 10am-2pm
  • Face painting from 10am-2pm
  • Vintage FM live broadcast and giveaways from 9am-noon
  • GKR karate demonstration and prizes from 9am-7pm
  • Static Dance flashmobs
  • Donation collections from 9am-7pm