Last Friday, the Triple M Gold Coast team strapped on their sneakers and pounded the pavement for flood relief, walking over 33km and raising over $20,000 for the Tweed and Northern Rivers Community.
Flan, Spida and Ali, the Triple M breakfast team, walked, talked and tin-rattled their way across the Gold Coast from Broadbeach to Southport, Robina, Miami and Coolangatta, all while broadcasting LIVE and raising money for those who need it most.
“As a community there’s been a genuine sense of not knowing how to help the communities who have been devastated by the floods. In some towns it looks like a third world country, and at this stage there is no financial help. A lot are uninsured and there’s so many people homeless. We’ve had hundreds of listeners phoned in asking how they can help, and so we literally took to the streets, old school, and what a day it was!” said Triple M’s Ali Plath.
“We were so very honoured to be able to do our bit for what is the biggest local disaster of our lifetime,” said Spida while his brekkie mate Flan said, “We couldn’t sit by and do nothing, we needed to help and help now. So, Gold Coast, we came for you, and you answered….. THANK YOU!”
In a special moment on Friday, a tradie stopped the team and handed $1,000 over. He wanted no mention on air, just to do his bit In another, Flan ended up doing the whole day in boat shoes (as a result of his son taking his running shoes!), which meant huge blood blisters and much angst for him. He didn’t stop though!