Parkes boy Hamish Neville chosen as Radiothon ambassador for Westmead Children's Hospital

Hamish Neville has been chosen as an ambassador for The Westmead Children's Hospital largest annual fundraiser, Radiothon.
Hamish Neville has been chosen as an ambassador for The Westmead Children's Hospital largest annual fundraiser, Radiothon.

His mother calls him a superstar, and now he is about to become a Hollywood star.

Well not quite literally Hollywood, but close.

Parkes boy Hamish Neville has been chosen as an ambassador for The Westmead Children's Hospital largest annual fundraiser, Radiothon.

Radiothon is a 24-hour appeal which raises vital funds that go towards lifesaving equipment, research and the delivery of vital services to patients and families.

This year the appeal will see the hospital transformed into a Hollywood set, with a variety of entertainment and a Westmead Walk of Fame.

There will be entertainment from Australia's Got Talent and the musical School of Rock, and appearances from Channel 7 guests and SmoothFM celebs.

This year the appeal will see the hospital transformed into a Hollywood set, with a variety of entertainment and a Westmead Walk of Fame.

This year the appeal will see the hospital transformed into a Hollywood set, with a variety of entertainment and a Westmead Walk of Fame.

Each year the hospital staff select patient ambassadors to promote the event and share the ways the Hospital has changed their lives.

Hamish, who has been travelling to the Westmead for regular treatment since he was five-years-old, said he is really happy to be chosen as one of the ambassadors.

"I'm feeling very privileged to be a part of the Radiothon appeal and to be able to give back to the doctors and staff that have given so much to me," he said.

Hamish, now 15, was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis (NF) Type 1 when he was just six-months-old.

The rare condition has produced thousands of benign tumors throughout his body, resulting in constant pain.

There is no cure.

Hamish's parents Libby and Duncan take their son to Westmead Children's Hospital every three months for scans and doctors appointments.

"We can't be grateful enough to the doctors and the support we get at the hospital," Libby said.

"Hamish has a huge team of doctors who look after him, which we are very blessed with."

On October 18, Radiothon will broadcast on-air for 24 hours only.

Every donation made between 6pm, Thursday, October 17 and 6pm Friday, October 18 will be doubled by generous matchers as the hospital aims to raise $4 million dollars for sick kids.

Hamish and the other ambassadors will appear on posters, billboards, bus backs and across all the Hospital's social media platforms.

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