Following an overwhelming response by prospective pallet creators, nearly 30 items crafted from recycled pallets will be unveiled at the Toowoomba Hospital Foundation’s annual Toowoomba Orthodontists Pop Up Pallets Cocktail Evening on Friday 26 July.

School groups, retirees, community groups and creative members of the community have been busy upcycling wooden pallets, which are set to go under the hammer to raise funds for sick children in our region via the Triple M Darling Downs Give Me Five for Kids Appeal. Toowoomba Hospital Foundation CEO Alison Kennedy said the event was a great opportunity for the community to get together and raise funds for charity and help the environment. “We all want to do our part for the environment and upcycling unwanted pallets is a fantastic and fun way to raise funds for sick kids in hospital, as well as give our community a chance to own a beautiful, one of a kind item,” she said. “We’ve seen some absolutely amazing creations already, from a gorgeous rocking horse to some incredible outdoor furniture – we can’t wait to unveil them all next Friday.”

Mrs. Kennedy said this year will also mark their inaugural Pop Up Pallets Builders Challenge with Valdal Projects, Mark Winter Constructions, Calibre Custom Homes, Hotondo Homes and Paragon Homes taking up the hammer. “If you want to see some of Toowoomba’s best builders under pressure battling it out on stage to raise funds for our children’s ward then make sure to purchase your tickets to our Pop Up Pallets evening,” she said.

Toowoomba Hospital Foundation and Triple M Darling Downs are aiming to raise $150,000 to go towards the revamp of the Paediatrics Unit, which will include a refurbished playroom incorporating both digital and traditional play.

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