Can I sleep now?

After eight incredibly busy days, 98.5 Sonshine FM’s Radiothon 2007 wound down on Friday evening after achieving an amazing result.

Last year we set a target of $200 000 for the annual fund raising event. That was double what we had received in any previous appeal but we put it out there to because we felt it was what we needed towards the buliding of our new broadcast complex.

Our listeners didn’t just help us reach $200 000, they pushed past it to pledge around $267 000.

At the start of this year’s event we set the target even higher. We asked supporters to help us achieve the $295 000 we need to complete the new building.

Interest rates have recently gone up with promises of more rises, housing is less affordable and there’s a Federal Election coming up which usually adds to financial uncertainty and reduces giving.

Instead of the $295 000 we had asked for, we finished on Friday night with $303 884. More donations are still coming in. We are thankful and extremely humbled.

If you want to see what went on during the week you can have a look at some photos at the Radiothon 2007 Photo Gallery. The photo in this post shows fellow announcer Tim Long and I talking to West Coast Eagles legend, Glen Jakovich.

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Rodney Olsen

Rodney is a husband, father, cyclist, blogger and podcaster from Perth Western Australia.

He previously worked in radio for about 25 years but these days he spends his time at Compassion Australia, working towards releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name.

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