Scrub up this September to help sick kids in hospital

Gold Coasters are being encouraged to wear a scrub hat this month to raise much-needed funds to help sick kids in hospital.

The Gold Coast Hospital Foundation’s annual fundraising campaign Scrub Up September is currently underway, with money raised to go towards vital medical equipment, world-class research and interactive play and sensory areas in Gold Coast hospitals.

Locals can get behind the cause, and also help provide a much-needed morale boost for sick children in hospital, at a dedicated Scrub Up September zone at Robina Town Centre.


Between 11am and 2pm daily, Gold Coasters can purchase a $2 token from the Scrub Up September volunteers (just look for the ‘scrub hats’) located near Sephora.

Locals can share their messages of support and words of encouragement for sick kids and healthcare workers on their token, before pinning it to a 7.5m wall for all to see.

Gold Coast Hospital Foundation Chief Executive Officer Ben Cox said the one in three Gold Coast kids who need the city’s public hospitals every year need help now more than ever.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has not stopped Gold Coast kids getting sick or needing medical treatment,” he said.

“Our healthcare heroes on our Children’s wards have been treating patients right throughout this year and we are so thankful for Robina Town Centre and all our Scrub Up September participants getting on board to wear a scrub hat and raise much-needed funds for our kids in hospital.”

Tokens can also be purchased from Earth Markets, in addition to the Scrub Up September stand near Sephora.

For more information on Scrub Up September, visit