Gus’ Coffee gives gift of music to sick kids
CHRISTMAS came early for several children at the pediatric ward at Rockhampton Base Hospital this week, when some local musos dropped in to give them a song and some gifts.
Organised by Rockhampton musician Jireh Tekii and Gus' Coffee owner Gus Korda, the business wanted to spread some Christmas cheer for sick children doing it tough this festive season.
Thankfully, musicians Jeremy Marou (Busby Marou), Logan Brewster and Stephanie Quinlan jumped on board and played a few festive tunes and requests for the children, staff and their families.
Jireh said when speaking to staff on the ward, there weren't very many children staying there, which was good to see.
"We handed out gift bags to the kids that included lollies, movie vouchers and gift cards," he told Pulse yesterday.
"Jeremy also brought his two sons along so it was like a big family thing for us.
"Some of the kids were a little bit shy at first, but you could tell they really enjoyed us being there.
"They were over the moon when they received their gift bags."
Jireh said it was a rewarding experience for the whole team at Gus' Coffee, who were keen to organise more charitable events and donations.
"I think it's important to give back to the community," he said.
"It's one thing to serve great coffee but it's another to serve your community, and this was a great example of that."