Members of the Collingwood Magpies netball team made a virtual visit to patients at the Monash Children’s Hospital, joining a video livestream from their Super Netball bubble in the Gold Coast, Queensland.
Collingwood players Matilda Garrett, Melissa Bragg, Geva Mentor and Kelly Altmann appeared on the livestream, playing a series of isolation games and answering rapid-fire fan questions.
Melissa Bragg, wing defence and goal defence player for the Magpies, was thankful for the experience.
“It’s heartening to have been given the opportunity to contribute and brighten the days of those children who need it most,” Bragg said.
“COVID is affecting everyone but we can sometimes forget how it has greatly impacted individuals who are unable to be at home with their loved ones.
“To be able to reach out and offer our time away from our netball duties was truly rewarding.”
The virtual appearance was made possible with assistance from the Captain Starlights at The Starlight Express Room at Monash Children’s Hospital, with an audio broadcast provided by the Radio Lollipop studio.
For those who missed the broadcast, the Monash Children’s Hospital will soon receive another virtual visit on Friday 25 September from the Melbourne Vixens netball club.