THE bottom end of Liebig Street is starting to resemble a construction site as the Fun4Kids Festival sets up camp.
But as the indoor fun zone goes up, there will be a reminder of the children who never got a chance to enjoy all the festival has to offer.
Giant red noses will be hung on the fences surrounding the site during the three-week construction period to raise awareness of charity SIDS and Kids.
The red nose is the symbol of the charity and the main focus of its annual fund-raiser — Red Nose Day.
Festival site and logistics manager Glenn Scott said SIDS and Kids had similar values and the festival was pleased to be part of its fund-raising efforts.
“We run the event to offer families an escape from their everyday lives,” he said. “We know families go through a lot and our teams work really hard to make sure we offer families the most positive experience we can.
“The work SIDS and Kids does for families who are living through tragedy is just incredible and we hope we can help them in their fund-raising.” SIDS and Kids’ Karen Passey said community-based fund-raising was vital to be able to deliver services throughout Victoria.
“Given that we receive less than 4 per cent government funding, our small team believes this relationship is so important in delivering much-needed awareness and will hopefully raise funds,” she said.
Construction crews will also hold fund-raising barbecues and the public is invited to donate via a collection box at the Warrnambool City Council civic centre.