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NO BURN: A soon-to-be-built shade sail over the Monto Hospital’s children play area will allow kids like Luke, 8, and Reece Dowling, 10, to have fun without fearing the sun.
NO BURN: A soon-to-be-built shade sail over the Monto Hospital’s children play area will allow kids like Luke, 8, and Reece Dowling, 10, to have fun without fearing the sun. Anastassia Perets

CHILDREN waiting at Monto Hospital will soon be able to chill in the hospital's play area without fearing sunburn.

After years of anticipation, a shade sail will be built over the playground.

The new feature will be made possible thanks to proceeds from the Mungungo v the World cricket day, in which $6454.40 was raised.

Donations were equally split between the Monto Hospital Auxiliary and RACQ CareFlight.

Monto Hospital Auxiliary fundraising co-ordinator Valerie Radel said everyone was looking forward to the development - little kids and the young at heart.

"We have wanted to put the shade up for years, and we finally have enough because we saved the money from last year's cricket day," she said.

"The shade sail needs to be strong enough to not be blown off by the helicopters landing next door.

"The money saves us a lot of fundraising effort, as us getting to $3000 would have been a lot of morning teas."

Mungungo Sports and Recreation Club Inc secretary Patricia Merritt said next year's event was already in sight.

"With the growth of this event over the past three years, and continuing interest not only from our community but Queensland Cricket, teams from further afield are already nominating for next year," she said.

Topics:  central and north burnett cricket monto


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