Sky's the limit as Bank of Queensland support sick kids

Bank of Qld Managing Director David Liddy will be reaching for the sky today as he unfurls a RECORD-sized Queensland flag at the Royal Children's Hospital, to celebrate Queensland Day, and launch a new charity partnership to benefit the state's sick kids.


Mr Liddy and a small child will use the 37m ladder on an aerial fire-fighting truck to unfurl the Queensland flag hanging from the rooftop of the hospital.


The flag, painted by sick kids at the hospital, marks the beginning of a new partnership between the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation and the Bank of Queensland. It involves 135 branches fundraising across the state throughout the month of June each year.


Bank of Queensland Managing Director David Liddy said the bank was delighted to be able to be in partnership with such a worthwhile charity.


"I think this is a wonderful new fundraising initiative which allows our staff and customers to directly contribute to our community," he said. "It's a great Queensland organisation helping Queensland kids and we couldn't think of a better day than Queensland Day to launch this appeal."


Along with the unfurling of the flag, Bank of Queensland staff will host a Queensland Day BBQ at the hospital and entertain sick kids and their families with egg and spoon races, face painting and good old-fashioned family fun.


RCH Foundation CEO Karen Murphy is thrilled to be forming such a worthwhile partnership.


"The Bank of Queensland has always been a fabulous supporter of ours, and this long term partnership reflects their commitment to helping Queensland kids and their families," she said.


Queensland Reds players and Brisbane Lions will also be in attendance.