26 November 2020 Featured News

Lucky Moreton Bay family win brand new car when they needed it most

For one lucky Moreton Bay family, winning a brand-new Hyundai Tucson Elite at the Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Telethon Kids Ball could not have come at a better time.  

The pleasantly shocked Ross family were attending the Kids Ball at Queensland Cricketers Club last Saturday, 14 November, with their daughter, Libby, when they won the randomly chosen lucky dip prize of a brand-new car, which was generously donated by Hyundai Motor Company Australia Pty Ltd. 

12-year-old Libby was born with Spina Bifida – a condition that affects the development of the spinal cord – and her and her family have been supported by the Children’s Hospital Foundation through various patient and family services including volunteer services and music therapy. 

Libby’s mum, Alison, said the incredible announcement came just two weeks after their family car had been written off due to a severe hailstorm that hit their home. 

“Winning this car has been absolutely life-changing, as it’s going to make an enormous difference in our ability to take Libby out of the house, and allow us as a family unit to be more engaged within the community,” Alison said. 

Libby and her family were one of 120 sick kids and their families in attendance at the inaugural Kids Ball.   

Martin Him, Hyundai Regional General Manager – Northern Region, said Hyundai is proud to support the Children’s Hospital Foundation. 

“All the family’s that were present at the Kids Ball were so deserving of the Brand New Tucson Elite, but the fact the Ross family had only just had their family car written off in the devastating hail storms two weeks prior made this moment all the more special,” Mr Him said. 

“I was proud to be able to help a family in need, and it is only through the generosity of Hyundai and our fabulous dealer network that made it possible.”