All through March and April, $2 from every hire in-store or online with Kennards Hire will go toward a children's charity in Australia and New Zealand. For Queensland in 2017, that organisation is the Children's Hospital Foundation.

Kennards for Kids is an annual campaign that aims to help children in need with funding for charities that actively and directly impact their lives in positive ways. The vision of the Queensland Children's Hospital Foundation is as follows:

In 2016, Kennards Hire raised a record $367,000 through Kennards for Kids.

"For every sick child to have the best possible health care, with access to world-class research and clinical treatment in a healing environment."

That aligns perfectly with what Kennards for Kids is all about. In 2016, Kennards Hire raised a record $367,000 through Kennards for Kids for their partner charities. This year, the team is working hard to beat that record.

What will the Children's Hospital Foundation use the donation for?

The Kennards for Kids campaign exists to help at-risk or disadvantaged children and their families to live better, fuller lives. That's why we make sure all of our donations go toward really helping the kids. This year, the Children's Hospital Foundation is looking to secure an expensive and important piece of medical equipment.

"This year we are aiming to put the funds raised towards a new cortical stimulator, to be used in the work-up of epilepsy patients prior to neurosurgery - this allows for a better reading of the electrical activity from the cerebral cortex," said Children's Hospital Foundation spokesperson Melissa Hagedorn.

"Having access to better and more advanced equipment such as this will enhance our care and treatment capabilities. We are beyond thrilled to again be partnering with Kennards Hire for this wonderful initiative."

Every hire during March and April will help raise funds for a cortical stimulator (image courtesy of the Children s Hospital Foundation).Every hire during March and April will help raise funds for a cortical stimulator (image courtesy of the Children's Hospital Foundation).

Kennards Hire has partnered with the Children's Hospital Foundation for some time now - most recently in 2016, when our teams helped to build the Nundah Cottages over a 10-day period for the Channel Nine Telethon. We're delighted to be partnered with them once more, and look forward to the successful purchase of the cortical stimulator.

Kennards Hire delighted to be working with the Children's Hospital Foundation again

Working with charities each year is a privilege, but it's made all the more special by the fact that Kennards Hire partners with the same organisations over and over again. That's the case with the Children's Hospital Foundation, as it's a charity that Kennards Hire truly believes is changing the Queensland community and making life easier for sick children and their families.

"We have worked with the Foundation for many years and can really see how our contribution helps to support the incredible work that they do."

"Having just moved into the Queensland business from Sydney, I'm so impressed with the dedication of our teams here in helping the Children's Hospital Foundation at every opportunity," said General Manager of Kennards Hire in Queensland Stuart Dean.

"We have worked with the Foundation for many years and can really see how our contribution helps to support the incredible work that they do. Seeing tangible results for such an amazing charity as the Children's Hospital Foundation is a rewarding experience to say the least. We hope to raise as much money as possible to help fund the purchase of a new cortical stimulator and hopefully, better the lives of children."

The Kennards for Kids campaign has been running for almost 20 years now, helping kids and their families to make the most of their lives, no matter the situation. The carefully selected charities that we work with do great things in their communities, and we're proud to support such fantastic organisations.

This March and April, when you're doing an Easter weekend clean-out or even a spot of DIY repairs around the house or garden, make sure you head into your local Kennards Hire store (or go online) for the best equipment. Get in touch with our friendly team today to learn more about hiring equipment or supporting the Kennards for Kids campaign.