Winning a new car a dream come true

Published 8:29am 25 November 2020

Winning a new car a dream come true
Words by Jodie Powell

For a lucky Rothwell family winning a new car in a random draw could not have come at a better time.

The Ross family was at the Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Telethon Kids Ball when their ticket came up in the lucky dip to win a Hyundai Tucson Elite.

Life-changing win

Alison Ross says the incredible announcement came just two weeks after their family car was written off during a severe hailstorm that hit their home.

“Winning this car has been absolutely life-changing,” Alison says.

The family was among 120 sick kids and their families attending the inaugural ball.

Daughter Libby, 12, was born with Spina Bifida – a condition that affects the development of the spinal cord.

Winning a new car a dream come true

Family support

The Children’s Hospital Foundation has supported Libby and her family through various including volunteer services and music therapy.

“(Winning the car) is 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 says.

The new car was generously donated by the Hyundai Motor Company Australia Pty Ltd.

Regional General Manager – Northern Region Martin Him says the company is proud to support the Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Worthy winners

“All the families that were present at the Kids Ball were so deserving of the 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,” Martin says.

“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.”

To learn more about Children’s Hospital Foundation, click here.

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